School of Natural Sciences
First, UC Merced senior Julio Flores wanted to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. Then, neurobiology called his name.
Now, after research experience in diabetes, he thinks that’s the field for him. In the end, it doesn’t matter. Flores just wants to help people.
UC Merced has a unique opportunity to help the San Joaquin Valley as the university forges the newest branch of the Blum Center for Developing Economies.
The $400,000, two-year seed grant through the University of California allows the university to launch its center, themed “Global California: The World at Home.” The UC Merced initiative is affiliated with the Blum Center at UC Berkeley, which was founded by a gift from investment banker and UC Regent Richard C. Blum.
Chances are, sometime in your life, you’ll need an antibiotic.
But did you know that bacteria are evolving antibiotic resistance so quickly – and pharmaceutical companies are not inventing new antibiotics – that soon, there will not be any that are effective?
Professor Roland Winston’s work has helped take UC Merced and UC Solar global – this time it’s to Singapore.
The small city-nation is experiencing a building boom, and developers have plans to use Winston’s designs for a solar collector to make concrete walls the source of building light.
The youngest University of California campus is now the steward of some ancient remains.
<img alt=”” class=”image-right” src=”/sites/www/files/news/images/plant-and-pollinator-for-web-story_0.jpg” style=”font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; width: 200px; height: 167px;” title=”The interactions between species – including plants and their pollinators – could be influenced by climate change.
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean research at UC Merced comes to a halt.
Just the opposite.
This summer, professors and students at all levels are conducting a variety of research projects on campus, off campus, in the oceans and forests and around the world.
Up in Yosemite National Park, for example, nine undergraduate students are getting a summer experience to last them a lifetime, conducting research with faculty researchers from UC Merced, scientists from the U.S. Geologic Survey and from the park.
In a move that will save the campus money, improve campus safety and help save the environment, Professor Jason Hein set up a new solvent purification system.
This project is similar to his previous efforts to reduce hazardous waste generated by his lab by capturing and recycling acetone.
Like many faculty members, Professor Katrina Hoyer is busy running a lab, teaching and researching. This year, she adds another item to her to-do list – learning how public policy is implemented and how she can advocate for policy that affects her research.