Dean's Message: Fighting Back with Biology
Warm greetings from the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis during this extraordinary time. It brings so much of what we do into sharp focus.
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. I appreciate your support and understanding as we launch into the 2020 spring quarter via remote instruction. Patience, flexibility and resilience are essential as we collectively navigate this uncharted path. Like scientific inquiry, our methods will continue to evolve as we determine the best steps forward.
Our faculty and staff have worked extremely hard to ensure each one of our 6,100 students receive the best education possible during this uncertain time. We’ve adapted quickly and created a course for our seniors to utilize their biology skills in real-time. The newly-minted
COVID-19 Capstone online lab
explores the virus from five interdisciplinary angles. In addition to participating in lectures and lab modules, students will create a video public service announcement about coronavirus as a final project.
hosted its first town hall
last Wednesday, which featured insights on the coronavirus crisis from Assistant Professor Sam Diaz-Munoz, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Professor Brad Pollock,
Department of Public Health Sciences Chair,
School of Medicine.
Please continue to help and support one another until we can all meet again in person.