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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.

April GDB Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Finney

April 20, 2020

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole Finney and I graduated from UC Davis this past summer. I was a GDB student and a Public Health Sciences minor. During undergrad I was able to take part in many extracurriculars and explore different classes as I tried to figure out what I wanted to do after graduation.

April GDB Student of the Month: Yolanda Fuentes

April 17, 2020

My name is Yolanda Fuentes I am 4th year Global Disease Biology major born and raised in El Salvador. I moved to the Bay Area when I was 13 years old and navigating through a new country without knowing the language was extremely difficult, especially when visiting medical providers. This and many other experiences have made me want to work with underserved communities and immigrants. For the past year I have been very fortunate to be working in Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo’s lab at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.