Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - October 2017

All seminars will be held at the Center for Comparative Medicine, in Conference Room 1008, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

** Lunch will be provided for those who attend**

October 3, 2017     Joe Benoun, GSR ***EXIT SEMINAR *** Graduate Group in Immunology, Department of the Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California Davis  "Antibiotic Treatment Causes A Reduction In Antigen-Specific T Cell Memory And Increased Susceptibility To Secondary Infection" Location: CNPRC Seminar Hall

October 10, 2017    No Seminar

October 17, 2017    Jaewon Lee, GSR – Graduate Group in Immunology, Department of the Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California Davis  “The generation of memory-like NK cells following primary RhCMV infectionLocation: CCM Conference room 1008

October 24, 2017    Melanie Gareau, PhD– Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis – “Gut Feelings: A potential role for Nod-like receptors in regulating the microbiota-gut-brain axisLocation: CCM Conference room 1008

October 31, 2017    No Seminar


Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Annual Public Board Meeting Session

When: Friday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: AAAS Auditorium, 12th & H St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Attendees will hear from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Board leadership and Executive Director Sally Rockey, Ph.D., on the Foundation's most exciting year yet. The program will include a presentation of current and future research efforts to which nearly $200 million in FFAR and funding partner contributions will be obligated by the end of the year.  Guest speakers are also invited to address the Board and the session will end with an open Q&A session.

RSVP to Attend

Publishing Symposia – Main Campus and School of Medicine

 The Office of Research, the UC Davis Library, and the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center at the School of Medicine are hosting two Publishing Symposia.

The UC Davis campus Publishing Symposium on Monday, October 16th is a full day event at

the UC Davis Conference Center from 9-5pm.

For more information on the agenda, confirmed speakers,

or to register visit:


The Art and Craft of Team Science

Team Science is a transdisciplinary approach to solving complex problems that integrates and aligns expertise and technologies around a shared vision with common expectation. In this lunch-and-learn, you will learn what Team Science is and what it is not, the driving factors of Team Science, characteristics of successful Team Science leadership (managing, motivating, and inspiring individuals toward a common goal), how to identify collaborators and build Team Science networks, and how to foster effective lines of communication (in the context of different interdisciplinary languages).”

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: 1100 The Grove (ADVANCE office)

Click here to RSVP a spot!  https://goo.gl/forms/IVT9rxhCCfogl3Na2

Save the Date - Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Internal Grant Program

Event:     Networking Event for Diagnostic Innovation Intramural Grant Program

              “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care”

Date:       November 6, 2017

Time:      5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: MIND Institute Auditorium

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Interdisciplinary Research Catalyst: Conversations in Biophotonics

When: Monday, November 6th 9am-5pm

Where: UC Davis Student Center, Multipurpose Room

The program will include:

·    Keynote presentations by

·    Dr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO, SPIE

·    Dr. John Charles, Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program

·    Dr. Robert Nordstrom, Cancer Imaging Program, NIH-NCI

·    Learn about existing mechanisms & upcoming opportunities in biophotonics funding

·    Network with colleagues to catalyze new innovations & collaborations on biophotonics related topics spanning the breadth of programs at UC Davis

Detailed agenda coming soon! 


Human Genomics Symposium – November 17th, 2017

Call for Abstracts deadline has been extended to Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Registration is open now.

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Training in Best Practices in Research Program Management and Leadership – Fall Quarter 2017

This course is designed for junior investigators (Assistant Professors, Project Scientists who qualify as early stage investigators and postdoctoral fellows). Space is limited to 15 with preference given to researchers in environmental health sciences or related fields.

Sponsored by the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Career Development Program. For any questions, please contact Pamela Lein (mailto:mpjlein@ucdavis.edu) or Nick Kenyon (mailto:mnjkenyon@ucdavis.edu.

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Save the Date: AVMA Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats Workshop

Despite advances, chronic pain is one of the most poorly understood and under treated medical problems facing veterinary medicine today. One of the most frustrating aspects of developing therapeutics for treating chronic pain in veterinary medicine is the lack of validated methods to measure chronic pain in different species and diseases. Similarly, translational success has often been lacking when taking analgesics from animal models to human clinical trials. Numerous reviews have highlighted a lack of translation of basic research into new approved therapeutics for treating persistent pain in humans. The use of spontaneous painful disease in companion animals is one of the changes that could help improve translation of basic science to new therapeutics to act as a bridge between preclinical and clinical studies. The ultimate goal is to reduce failure rates in human clinical trials with resultant new therapeutics for humans and animals. For this bridge to work, we need valid outcome measures in animal spontaneous disease conditions and opportunities to share and promote knowledge.

Please visit the www.PAW2017.com website for more information. The workshop will be hosted by NIH on Nov. 29-30, 2017 (there is no registration cost but everyone does need to register at the website).

AAAS Communicating Science Workshops

The Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology offers workshops and seminars for scientists and engineers who wish to improve their communication skills and confidence in order to effectively engage with the public. Through discussion, self-reflection, small-group work and practice sessions, our programs focus on the importance of effective two-way communication that respects audiences’ needs and contributions.

Our workshops and seminars provide participants with guidance and support to develop their public engagement and science communication skills, enabling them to engage in meaningful dialogue with diverse audiences.

Contact AAAS for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Nominate your gene for enrollment in the NIH KOMP2 project at UC Davis

The NIH Knockout Mouse Production and Phentoyping (KOMP2) project at UC Davis is accepting nominations of genes to enroll for knockout production and comprehensive screening.

Using services provided by the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program, KOMP2 will be producing and phenotyping ~600 more genes over the next 4 years. We are focusing on genes for which little is known…but also for which the potential for important discoveries is high!

We’d like to hear from you, and which genes you would like us to enroll in our project.

Genes should not already have a mouse available or already be in the MMRRC or another repository…and, again, there should be very little known about it.

Nominating a gene is easy…just go to the link below and complete and submit a brief form. https://www.komp.org/nomination.php

Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students Course

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is offering a course for those interested in a career in science policy, with information and resources presented in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This one-hour course, the follow-up companion to Engaging in Science Policy, introduces science-policy career opportunities and how to pursue them.

Enroll today in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students to take the first steps toward a fulfilling science-policy career.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 2016-2017 Sessions

Join Us to Satisfy Your Federally-Mandated Training Requirement:
The UC Davis Research Compliance and Integrity Unit is once again offering a comprehensive research ethics program for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students. This program may also be used to satisfy NIH(http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html) and NSF(http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp) training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs.

This program also satisfies the research ethics training requirements for NIFA funded projects.
The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions will be offered at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions will consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. Participants must attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to meet the federal requirements and to receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.  
The Davis and Sacramento Schedule of RCR Sessions are attached as well as on the RCI Webpage (http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr).
For more information please visit the UC Davis RCR website: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr  or email Mieko Chambers myokoishelton@ucdavis.edu or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu

-Schedule of FY 16-17 Sessions-