With experience, training, and ideas of their own, postdoctoral scholars play an important role in furthering research at universities
One-year, $3 million contract with the California Department of Public Health will galvanize pandemic-related genomic data analysis efforts for the public good
Simayijiang “Sherin” Xirenayi grew up in Xinjiang, a region in northwestern China, where her family is part of the Uyghur ethnic minority and Turkic Muslims. At UC Santa Cruz, she became interested in genetics and evolution.
Sanchez arrived at UC Santa Cruz with a passion for scientific exploration, but adjusting to college life was a challenge. A first-generation college student, he could not turn to his parents for advice about coping and thriving at a university.
“It was on me to apply myself and make use of my college education,” he said. “I think being thrown into independence is difficult, and I’m definitely lucky to have been surrounded by hard-working and caring people.”
Help us celebrate the UC Santa Cruz Class of 2020 as they embark upon their next journey! We’re collecting messages of congrats, love, and hope from students, alumni, and family now with the full site going live the first week of June—plus a few other surprises.
Jason Nielsen, professor of physics, shares how our Department of Physics has adapted to instructing lab courses online while still providing a highly interactive student experience.
At first blush, the hillsides, shorelines, and meadows of reserves might seem extremely safe places to be during the outbreak of an airborne pathogen. But the limited facilities at reserves mean visitors typically share close quarters.
Original story from UC Natural Reserve System.
In Santa Cruz County, they should be testing just over 400 people a day. Right now, on average, the county says it’s doing about 167 tests per day. But one newly created lab at UC Santa Cruz is hoping to help the county reach that goal.
Original story from KAZU.
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz have been working hard to set up a lab to test for coronavirus in the community and it has finally paid off.
Original story from KSBW.