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November 24, 2014
One of the ways people contract valley fever is by breathing in agricultural dust from soil where the fungus is present.
Note: This story originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of UC Merced Magazine. Before it infects humans who breathe it in, the fungus that causes valley fever changes shapes in the environment. Once infected, some people fight it off... Read More
November 20, 2014
Graduate Studies at UC Merced offers an experience like none other. Our award-winning faculty work beside their graduate students in close-knit labs that allow for collaboration across disciplines. We offer competitive funding... Read More
November 19, 2014
Biochemistry Professor Patricia LiWang calls it a stroke of luck that she has become enmeshed in HIV research, but her developments are no accident. The National Institute for Health (NIH) apparently agrees, awarding her more than $2.3... Read More
November 17, 2014
Lorraine Sturdevant always wanted to explore other countries, but finances were always an obstacle. But winning a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship allowed her to take her first journey outside North America. She spent the... Read More
November 12, 2014
Kaiqi Hua
Graduate student Kaiqi Hua's research into pre-modern China has taken him to the canals of Hangzhou, the rocket-battered streets of Jerusalem and the East-West Center in Hawaii. Hua, a seventh-year graduate student in... Read More