Ronald, Chiu, and Coil

Three Genome Center Members Receive Awards from the Academic Senate and Academic Federation

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  • Pam Ronald, Joanna Chiu, and David Coil win awards for research, teaching, and service, respectively.

Each year, the Academic Senate and Academic Federation announce awards for research, teaching and mentoring, and public service. A total of 14 UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation members were awarded for their excellence. Three of the 14 awards went to Genome Center members.

Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Pam Ronald, Genome Center and Department of Plant Pathology, earned the Academic Senate's highest award, the Faculty Distinguished Research Award. Pam Ronald's research focuses on infectious disease biology and environmental stress tolerance in plants. 

Distinguished Teaching Awards: Graduate and Professional

Joanna Chiu, Genome Center and Department of Entomology and Nematology, was honored for her teaching. Both in and out of class, Joanna Chiu is recognized for her dedication to teaching students at all levels and opening pathways for success in the sciences.

Distinguished Service Award

David Coil, Genome Center, was recognized for his service as both a mentor to undergraduate students and his contribution to the campus' COVID-19 testing program. David Coil has co-led a COVID-19 environmental monitoring project and coordinated lab operations at the DNA Technology Core.


Read more about the other awardees here.



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