There’s always something to celebrate at UC Davis. You’ve now seen stories about our successful return to campus, and the decreasing prevalence of the Omicron variant. We’ve also just seen record numbers
of student applications, which speaks to the deep passion of so many young people who want to further their educations at UC Davis.
And on the faculty side, John Albeck, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, was recently named a 2021-22 Chancellor’s Fellow, which includes $25,000 in support of research or other scholarly work. It is quite an achievement.
It's also a time of celebration. The Center for Neuroscience – an interdisciplinary research hub dedicated to understanding brain function in health and in illness – is celebrating its 30th
anniversary this year. To kick off the anniversary year, the center’s popular NeuroFest
is being held next weekend on Saturday, March 12. This free event is open to all, but registration is required.
And speaking of events, Picnic Day
returns this year. On Saturday, April 23 the annual event turns 108. The college will have activities for students and their families to participate in. More on that in April.
Meanwhile, the season is growing warmer (despite the odd cold snap here and there), and we are already looking to the close of spring quarter, the break our students will enjoy, and then their return for the final stretch of this academic year.
Until then, we will round out the quarter with a commitment to exploration, and with more than a few things to celebrate.
Mark Winey, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Biological Sciences
Distinguished Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Featured image: The college's lattice light-sheet microscope is one of fewer than 30 of its type anywhere in the world and has the potential to revolutionize what is known about the living cell. (David Slipher / UC Davis)