School of Natural Sciences
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.
Two UC Merced undergraduates will spend the summer immersed in research after winning prestigious fellowships from the American Physiological Society.
Using some of the tiniest fossils in the world to help clarify how climate change is modeled has earned Professor Jessica Blois a big honor – publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Armanti Hardesty is ready to join the next generation of teachers.
“We’re all going into a more technological age,” said Hardesty, an alumnus from Long Beach. “It’s great to have new teachers learning the best ways to help students.”
This year isn’t the first time Maxine Umeh-Garcia has walked across the commencement stage at the University of California, Merced. She was part of the campus’s graduating class in 2010.
But this time will be markedly different. Umeh-Garcia is receiving a master’s degree in quantitative and systems biology, and she will represent the Class of 2013 at one of two commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 18 and 19.
Born in central Mexico, the sea has long fascinated graduate student Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina.
Now, he’s hoping to figure out some of its secrets.
In an effort to combat a debilitating disease commonly found in the region, UC Merced researchers are collaborating with area medical leaders to better understand valley fever.
From the microbes in the guts of living things to the idea of life elsewhere in the universe, Professor Marilyn Fogel is pondering some of life’s deepest questions.
When and how did life originate on Earth? What does the future hold for our planet? Are we alone in the universe?
“When you go back through time, there are bits and scraps of life everywhere,” Fogel said. “It’s ubiquitous.”
An exacting nanosecond jolt of electricity can briefly open a cell’s wall, allowing for the delivery of drugs or DNA.