Did you miss the Practicum Open House?

October 20, 2020

Last Thursday, we participated in the Undergraduate Research Week with a Practicum Open House. We talked about logistics of the practicum, what it's like to mentor the practicum, and we had a showcase of previous practicum projects. 

If you missed it, you can watch our recording! 


Student Run Clinics at UC Davis: The Intersection of Medicine and Technology

October 12, 2020

 A wonderful part of UC Davis is the plethora of Student-Run Clinics on campus. They have been around for over 35 years and are scattered throughout the greater Sacramento area. All the SRCs have their niche populations but essentially operate under the same umbrella of providing free health care services to the uninsured and underserved populations in Sacramento. 

October GDB Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Stuart

October 06, 2020

Hello, current Global Disease Biology students! My name is Jackson Barr Stuart; I am currently a second year Pathobiology Ph.D. student at University of Washington, and in my former life I was the first peer adviser for GDB and a member of the 2017 graduating class. I have been so thrilled and proud to see our program grow and develop over the years, and I look forward to seeing the continued successes of all current and future students!

Brandon's Last Day

September 30, 2020


Hi everyone,

All good things come to an end, and I am sad to announce that my time as a peer advisor and student has too. The last four years at UC Davis have been unforgettable. I will surely miss riding my bike across our beautiful campus, catching a break to grab coffee with friends, and engaging in all things disease. Most importantly, I will miss all of the exchanges I've shared with strangers, friends, and mentors. Our diverse Global Disease Biology department has been pivotal to my growth as a student, and I want to take a moment to thank everyone. 

COVID-19 Guide for Students

September 25, 2020

If you are a student facing adverse circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis, linked below are some tools, resources and information that can assist you during this challenging time. The GDB advising department will also be sending out a weekly newsletter that will have updated information on assistance programs for UC Davis students specifically. Although the GDB office is not offering in-person advising services this quarter, we welcome all GDB students to email with any questions or concerns as they arise this Fall. 

What is Virtual Research?

September 11, 2020

As a GDB student, you are probably wondering what UC Davis research opportunities will look like during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you are a GDB junior or senior, you might be thinking “How am I going to complete my Practicum Project?” As the pandemic has progressed, virtual and computer-based research opportunities have appeared in many labs around UC Davis. In this post, two of our GDB Peer Advisors will be sharing their experiences doing research from home! 


Indira D’Souza, 2nd Year GDB Student and GDB Peer Advisor:

May GDB Alumni Spotlight: Ellen Osborn

May 28, 2020

Hi! My name is Ellen and I am a part of GDB's 2018 graduating class. One of my first classes at UC Davis as a transfer student was BIS 101, and I quickly got sucked into the world of genetics, a field of study I previously had zero interest in. Though I was a pre-med student, I chose to do my practicum on plant population genetics because I found an amazing mentor and lab group, which made all the difference when it came to starting out in research.

May GDB Student of the Month: Anusha Klinder

May 26, 2020

Hi! I am Anusha, a 4th year Global Disease Biology major and Education minor. I switched into Global Disease Biology my 2nd year after realizing how well the major fit with my interest in genetic disease. Many friends of mine are GDB majors with different interests than me, and I have learned a lot from all of them about the various career opportunities available to GDB students :)  Inspired by some of the public health interests GDB offers, I began volunteering at Empower Yolo, a local domestic violence shelter, my junior year and am still part of the volunteer group!

Dear Incoming GDB Students:

April 30, 2020

Hello and Welcome to the Global Disease Biology major at UC Davis! We are excited to have you join our unique program and for you to start this next chapter in your academic journey.

We encourage you to explore this website, as it is full of valuable information that will be useful for your time at UC Davis. Specifically, it will be important for you to engage in the “Admitted Students” page under the “Resources” tab. There, you’ll find in depth orientation materials as well as instructions for how to be added to our incoming student CANVAS page.

Summer 2020 Timeline

April 30, 2020

Please see the timeline below (made by our very own Bianca) regarding important dates for summer sessions 2020.