David Coil has been coordinating a project to do air filter testing for Sars-CoV-2 in Davis, CA schools in collaboration with Heather Bischel, Karen Shapiro, Roque G Guerrero, Randi Pechacek, and others. This has been supported by the Healthy Davis Together project.
Recently there have been a few news stories about this work and I thought I would post some links here.
KCRA: Here’s the new way COVID-19 testing is happening at 2 Davis schools
Woodland Daily Democrat: Davis Joint Unified School District prepares against COVID-19 with air filters
Also see UC Davis Live on this topic: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/media-advisory-uc-davis-live-back-to-school-safely
And see the Healthy Davis Together page on this: https://healthydavistogether.org/airfiltertesting/
My lab has been involved in a collaboration with many others at UC Davis on studying SARS-CoV2 in surface samples from the UC Davis hospital. A preprint of a paper on this topic has been posted to medRxiv with David Coil as the first author. See: SARS-CoV-2 detection and genomic sequencing from hospital surface samples collected at UC Davis | medRxiv
See Isolation and sequence-based characterization of a koala symbiont: Lonepinella koalarum
Paper based on PhD thesis work of Katie Dahlhausen and wrap up of analysis led by Laetitia Wilkins.
2020. Isolation and sequence-based characterization of a koala symbiont: Lonepinella koalarum. PeerJ8:e10177 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10177
Acknowledgements. We thank Céline Caseys ORCID: 0000-0003-4187-9018 for her idea to search eggNOG annotations against KEGG Class 1.11 Xenobiotics biodegradation and metabolism pathways; Chris Brown ORCID: 0000-0002-7758-6447 for his script to download assemblies in batch from GenBank; Cassandra L. Ettinger ORCID: 0000-0001-7334-403X for valuable comments on the pangenome analysis and help with revising the figures. We also thank Dr. Joseph Gillespie ORCID: 0000-0002-5447-7264, Dr. Raphael Eisenhofer ORCID: 0000-0002-3843-0749 and two anonymous reviewers for comments on the submitted manuscript. Isolate 16S Sanger sequencing was performed at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences DNA Sequencing Facility.
MIC 291: Selected Topics in Microbiology
Associate Professor Clarissa Nobile
Molecular & Cell Biology
“Candida albicans biofilms: Importance, regulation, and a serendipitous discovery”
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1022 Life Sciences
Clarissa Nobile flyer, Feb 19 2020.pdf
Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D.,
MMI 291 Seminar Series,
Friday, February 14, 2020.
"Eating for Two Trillion: Reciprocal Interactions between Diet and the Human Gut Microbiome”
This weeks Entomology and Nematology Seminar:
Dr. Corrie Moreau
"Piecing Together the Puzzle to Understand the Evolution of the Ants: Macroevolution to Microbiomes"
Briggs 122 at 4:10PM, Wednesday January 15, 2020
A summary from her lab website:
Research in our lab focuses on the symbiotic factors that drive speciation, adaptation, and evolutionary diversification. We use ants and other insects to tease apart the factors that influence patterns of evolution – from the rise of the flowering plants, symbioses ants have with other insects and plants, and their gut-associated microbial community are all potential underlying factors that may have facilitated their ecological dominance in almost all terrestrial ecosystems.
More at her website:
Posting this email I received about an interesting talk on January 13.
Ironically, I have jury duty that AM so not sure if I can make it.
Dear Davis Community,
This coming Monday, January 13th, California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will join The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good in conversation regarding the legal implications of the challenges facing higher education today.
In this wide-ranging discussion moderated by Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity Raquel Aldana, Justice Cuéllar will speak on the legal implications of the challenges facing higher education today. In light of recent national discussions over such issues as admissions policies and practices, Statements on Contributions to Diversity and Equity, immigration policies, and DACA, Justice Cuéllar will address how UC Davis might remain a leader in setting current policies and practices that are both true to its mission and legally defensible. Taking the long view from his years of experience working on issues of equity and excellence, Justice Cuéllar is in a unique position to reflect on the import of college access in the context of the California Master Plan for Higher Education.
This conversation-style Forum will take place Monday, January 13th, 2020 in the Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor) of the Student Community Center. The Forum is from 3 to 4:30 PM with a reception to follow.
Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page here.
For more information about this Forum, please visit the links or view the flyer below.
We look forward to seeing you there.
We look forward to seeing you.
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