Every Plant Has a Story: Ellen Dean and the Center for Plant Diversity

Inside the Sciences Lab Building, tucked next to the Biological Academic Success Center, is a door with a placard reading, “UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity” (aka Herbarium). Step inside and you’ll find undergraduates working at tables, curating and prepping dried plants for display and storage. Around 350,000 dried specimens are stored in the center,…

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Cannabis sativa: The Plant and its Impact on People – New Graduate Course at UC Davis

A new graduate course – Cannabis sativa: The Plant and its Impact on People – will be offered in Plant Sciences at UC Davis, starting fall quarter 2018. This seminar style course will provide a scientific overview of the biology, genetics, biochemistry and pharmacological potential of Cannabis sativa. Cannabis is among the world’s earliest domesticated…

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UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy Starts the Seventh Class

Contributing to fill a critical need for trained plant breeders, the University of California, Davis, Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) started its seventh class of students this week with a session in Davis, California. Over the next two years this class will spend more than 300 hours in classes, workshops and the field, training to complete this premium professional…

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Meet Some Stellar Graduates in the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Undergraduate commencement for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students at UC Davis was held on Friday, June 15, 2018. The Department of Plant Sciences oversees five campus-wide undergraduate majors: Biotechnology Ecological management and restoration Environmental horticulture and urban forestry International agricultural development Plant sciences During a post-ceremony luncheon for these new Bachelor of…

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UC Davis Innovation Community Partner Award: Seed Central, Francois Korn, Kent Bradford

Seed Central is the recipient of the UC Davis Chancellor’s Innovative Community Partner of the Year Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to driving regional economic impact through innovation, entrepreneurship or support for growing the startup ecosystem in collaboration with university. Seed Central energizes the seed and ag-biotech industry around UC Davis and contributes…

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Cris Heitmann Scholarship Fund will Support Graduate Students in Plant Sciences

The Cristobal Heitmann Scholarship Fund is now active at https://give.ucdavis.edu/Go/Heitmann. Cris was just finishing his master’s degree in Plant Sciences when he died in a bicycle accident in April 2018. Your gift to this ongoing fund will honor Cris’s memory and will support entering Master’s degree students in Plant Sciences at UC Davis. In addition,…

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