This page lists a summary of the ten most recent news stories that concern the UC Davis Genome Center. Click on the title of each news item or on the ‘Read more…’ links that follow to see the full story. A feed with all news stories is also available.

Biochemist / Physiologist position available in the NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center

August 6, 2015

West Coast Metabolomics Center

The NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center seeks a PhD or MD scientist with interest in interpreting metabolomics data. The postdoctoral scholar will provide expertise, advice and perform statistical analyses for the Center and the Center’s clinical and biomedical collaborators. Under direction of the ... Read more...

New paper helps unlock the mysteries of the mammalian placental epigenome

August 4, 2015

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A new paper featuring the work of Professor Janine LaSalle and Dr. Diane Schroeder from the Genome Center was published today in the journal PLOS Genetics. The paper, which features contributions ... Read more...

The Sacramento Bee reports on the crowdsourced nature of the ‘Kittybiome’ project

July 29, 2015


Dr. Holly Ganz is a Project Scientist in Professor Jonathan Eisen’s lab. Her work involves studying the ecology and evolution of microbial communities and how microbes interact with their hosts, and she has a particular focus on the microbiome of cats. In addition to working on the ... Read more...

Genome Center Director features in ‘Talking Biotech’ podcast

July 29, 2015

Talking Biotech podcast

Professor Richard Michelmore, the Director of the Genome Center features in the latest episode of Kevin Folta’s Talking Biotech podcast. In the podcast, Professor Michelmore talks about lettuce history, genetics, genomics and breeding. The podcast can be subscribed to in iTunes or listened to ... Read more...

Work by Genome Center scientists featured in latest issue of Developmental Cell journal

July 9, 2015

The latest issue of the journal Developmental Cell features a cover image taken from the work of scientists at UC Davis and the University of Delaware. The paper by Jeffrey Caplan et al. that appears in this issue concerns the role that chloroplasts play in plant defense responses that are triggered by bacteria and viruses. The cover image depicts how projections ... Read more...

Pam Ronald named among the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American

July 9, 2015

WorldView 100

Genome Center Faculty member, Professor Pam Ronald features in a new WorldView 100 list published by Scientific American. The list — which also features Roger Beachy, the founding director of the new UC Davis World Food Center — includes such luminaries as Bill and Melinda ... Read more...

Keith Bradnam interviewed by Front Line Genomics Magazine

June 26, 2015

Front Line Genomics

The most recent issue of Front Line Genomics magazine features an extensive interview with Keith Bradnam, an Associate Project Scientist in the Korf Lab. The interview by Carl Smith, available online, covers Keith’s career in bioinformatics and his thoughts on science communication among ... Read more...

Pam Ronald features in a Q&A with UC Food Observer

June 23, 2015

Professor Pam Ronald has been featured in interview with the UC Food Observer website. Interviewed by Rose Hayden-Smith, Pam discusses her work at UC Davis and her views on genetically modified food.


Genome Center Director featured in KVIE documentary about Precision Medicine and Genomics (airing: June 24th)

June 23, 2015



On Wednesday June 24th, KVIE channel 6 aired a Viewfinder documentary titled A Path to Healing: Genomics and Disease Prevention. This documentary included commentary from many notable scientists at UC Davis, including Professor Richard Michelmore, Director of the Genome Center. The program examines how genomics technologies are ... Read more...

Genome Center faculty, Justin Siegel, to become interim director of Innovation Institute for Food and Health

June 23, 2015

Assistant Professor Justin Siegel has been named as interim faculty director of the new Innovation Institute for Food and Health. This new institute, announced last September, will be a partnership between UC Davis and Mars Inc. You can read more details via the UC Davis News site:





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Upcoming Talks and Events

Events on October 7, 2015
Seminar — David Segal — The Prospect of Molecular Therapy for Neurologic Disease
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: October 7, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: Med Ed building, room 2222
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series
Events on November 4, 2015
Seminar — Joseph Shieh — Undiagnosed Diseases and Genomic Variant Interpretation
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: November 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: CHT, room 1341
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series
Events on December 2, 2015
Seminar — Megan Dennis — Role of Genomic Duplications in Human Evolution & Disease
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: December 2, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: CHT room 1341
Description: Part of the Human Genomics Seminar Series