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ADVANCED DEGREE PROGRAM FOR CORPORATE EMPLOYEES (Cont.)

  • James “Jim” Langston (BMB Graduate Group) and Kim Brown &

Feng Xu, PhD (Novozymes, Inc. in Davis). UC Davis mentor: Professor John Labavitch, Plant Sciences.

  • Meiye “Mei” Wu (BMB Graduate Group) and Steven Branda, PhD

(Sandia National Labs in Livermore). UC Davis mentor: Professor Kit Lam (Chemistry & School of Medicine).

Congratulations go to: David Kiewlich (from CDB Graduate Group – UCD mentor: Professor Bob Rice, PTX) on his recent graduation! Richard Harkins, PhD, was his corporate sponsor from Bayer Healthcare. Katherine “Kathy” Tran (from BMB Graduate Group – UCD mentor: Professor Bruce Hammock, Entomology) on her recent graduation! Gordon Parry, PhD, was her corporate sponsor from Bayer Healthcare.

We wish you all the best Dr. Kiewlich and Dr. Tran!!!

BIOTECHNOLOGY EVENT AT PICNIC DAY

Shaunese Lambel

Mei Wu

Jim Langston Kim Brown

Joe Ramahi and Tim Butterfield talking DNA to Alex

Diana Morales-Hernandez with young scientist

This hallmark event has been designed to showcase and celebrate the richness of campus life, the diverse achievements of UCD students, staff and faculty to provide a day of education, information and entertainment to all who attend. The Biotechnology Program Event allows the general public to have a hands-on experience in various biotech-related experiments, including cheese making, DNA extraction, and the new developments for stonewash jeans dye. This year, approximately 1,500 visitors came to our Event!! To see more photos, click on our link for this year’s Picnic Day Biotech Event.

We wish express our appreciation to all our industry partners for their donations, as well as the DEB graduate students for running the experiments. A very special thank you goes out to our good friends and collaborators at this event, Linda Curro and Barbara Soots from Partnership for Biotechnology & Genomics Education (PBGE) for leading the DNA extraction from strawberries experiments!

Industries who donated to the event included: Genentech, Monsanto-Calgene Campus, and Novozymes.

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