Celebrating 20 Years of Richard Michelmore's Leadership at the Genome Center

Following the Genome Center’s first-ever research retreat on April 15, attendees and others gathered to celebrate Richard Michelmore and his 20-year tenure as the founding director of the center. The atmosphere was filled with gratitude and admiration as colleagues and friends gathered to reminisce about Richard’s transformative leadership and the profound impact he had on their careers and lives. Stories flowed freely, with many recalling the moment when Richard first recruited them, also extending kindness to their families.

10 Elected as AAAS Fellows, 2 from CBS

This article originally appeared on the College of Biological Sciences News.

Ten faculty from UC Davis are among 502 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the society announced today (April 18). AAAS fellows are scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements in science, including research, teaching, administration and science communication. 

West Coast Metabolomics Center April News

Service Core’s Targeted LC-MS Team Triumphs in Q1 2024!

We are thrilled to announce that our esteemed Targeted LC-MS team has made a remarkable comeback, approaching pre-pandemic sample numbers once again! As depicted in the recent data, 2024 marks a significant milestone where resilience and innovation converge. 


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DNA Technologies Core April News

The lab now supports spatial transcriptomics studies with the 10X Genomics Visium chemistries. 

Visium Spatial Transcriptomics and Multi-omics (sequencing based) - Our lab now supports spatial transcriptomics studies on the Visium and Visium HD platforms with the help of our 10XGenomics CytAssist instrument for fresh-frozen, fixed-frozen, and FFPE tissue sections.  We are open to supporting other platforms.

Message from the Director


I am pleased to join UC Davis and the Genome Center as the new director. First, a big thank you to Richard Michelmore for his many years of outstanding service to the Genome Center, stretching back to its founding. He and his lab members have also been helpful and accommodating to me and my lab members as we’ve moved into the Center and gotten settled. And what a move it has been!

Plant Biologists Identify Promising New Fungicides

This article originally appeared on the College of Biological Sciences News.

A promising new fungicide to fight devastating crop diseases has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis. The chemical, ebselen, prevented fungal infections in apples, grapes, strawberries, tomatoes and roses, and improved symptoms of pre-existing fungal infection in rice.