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April 9, 2019
Each year, only two ASM International/SAMPE scholarships are awarded to students throughout northern California. This year, UC Merced junior John Misiaszek is one of them. Misiaszek conducts materials science and engineering research with Professor Yue (Jessica) Wang, and has received a...
April 8, 2019
Graduating senior, Brenda Yu, looks forward to a busy summer. After earning her B.S. in Biological Sciences at UC Merced in May, Brenda will participate in two internships: the Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH Internship and JGI/UCM Distinguished Undergraduate Student Summer Internship. "...
March 27, 2019
With the 20th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium coming up at the end of June, the CCBM is excited to offer financial support to CCBM undergraduate students to attend the event. 2018-19 CREST Scholars are eligible to receive funding to cover fees related to registration. For more...
March 26, 2019
John Wilson's paper, "Cargo diffusion shortens single-kinesin runs at low viscous drag," was recently published in Scientific Reports. Congratulations, John! Abstract Molecular motors such as kinesin-1 drive active, long-range transport of cargos along microtubules in cells....
March 19, 2019
The community is invited to attend the next Science for Humanity Series talk led by Professor Miriam Barlow, which will focus on her research on antibiotic resistance. This talk will take place on Tuesday, March 19 from 12-1pm in SSB 130 at UC Merced. Abstract: Antibiotic Resistance is an...
March 13, 2019
The UC Merced community is invited to attend a workshop led Dr. Daniel Wong, Director of Mentoring and Bridge Programs in the Graduate College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of Illinois. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome!   Dr. Daniel...
March 12, 2019
UC Merced’s graduate programs in engineering had a strong showing in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released today. Overall, UC Merced’s School of Engineering is ranked No. 134 in the nation, after debuting at No. 140 in 2015. “We are gratified by the growing...
March 12, 2019
The Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) was recently highlighted in a video at the Biophysical Society (BPS) Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The conference brings together more than 6,000 attendees from all over the world. CCBM is a National Science Foundation Center of...
March 7, 2019
The NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines welcomed about 65 students from Dos Palos High School to UC Merced on Wednesday, March 7 for a day of STEM activities and lab tours. Thank you to the participating volunteers and labs who assisted throughout the event! ...
March 6, 2019
Joe Lopes will be going to Brandeis University after having successfully defending his dissertation at UC Merced. Through his research in the Hirst Lab, he created a novel membrane based active matter system inspired from his work in membrane-motor interactions. Joe will be working with Professor...

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