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November 4, 2019
When Denzal Martin started his undergraduate work at UC Merced, he wasn’t thinking about a career in physics, interning with NASA or attending graduate school. The Los Angeles native was studying computer science and engineering. One day, though, he decided to attend a materials science and...
October 25, 2019
The NSF-CREST Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM) at UC Merced is hosting a two-day workshop entitled “Emerging Themes in Cellular and Biomolecular Machines” on campus and in Yosemite National Park. The workshop will bring invited speakers from related National Science Foundation...
October 15, 2019
Audio has become a top form of entertainment over the past several years, in large part due to the rising popularity of podcasts. UC Merced graduate students are seizing the opportunity to help improve science literacy. A group of Quantitative and Systems Biology (QSB) graduate students started...
September 26, 2019
A group of physics researchers from UC Merced have revealed that a fluid made from biological molecules found in human cells behaves much like ordinary fluids that are mixed externally, such as paint. Except in the case of the biological fluids, no external mixing is required — it’s...
September 18, 2019
Two UC Merced physics groups are totally spacing out this year. Professors Sayantani Ghosh and David Strubbe and their students in the Department of Physics are working on a NASA initiative to fabricate solar cells in space and turn sunlight into electricity. “One of the big challenges with solar...
August 30, 2019
Six faculty members have been named this year’s Hellman Fellows — two from each of UC Merced’s schools. The 2019-20 winners are: • Professor Anna E. Beaudin, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, School of Natural Sciences; • Professor Chih-Wen Ni, Department of Bioengineering, School of...
August 13, 2019
CCBM Executive Director, Carrie Kouadio, was interviewed by KYOS radio show host, Roger Wood, on the "Community Conversations" show where she highlighted the CCBM summer programs geared towards K-12 students in the area.  Listen to radio interview here.
August 12, 2019
University of California, Merced Professors of Physics Linda Hirst and Kevin Mitchell were recently highlighted in Physics World. The article titled, "Active matter goes chaotic" states their research "could help advance our fundamental understanding of how defects move...
August 8, 2019
The CCBM will host free Scientific Writing Workshops for CCBM faculty, project scientists and graduate students on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5! These sesssions will be led by Dr. Tiffany Vora.   REGISTER HERE Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer,...
August 6, 2019
On Wednesday, August 14, the CCBM will host a casual brunch for volunteers, mentors, and contributors to the 2019 CCBM summer programs. There were many individuals that helped make this summer a success! Thank you to all who supported the CCBM summer programs. Your service is much appreciated...

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