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10th annual GGNB Research Symposium

Thank you to all of the GradSAC members who worked tirelessly in planning and executing the 10th annual GGNB Research Symposium on Friday; and thanks to all of the presenters, judges, and all of those in attendance at Walker Hall. It was fabulous to have such a large number of student and faculty attendees – we are fairly certain we may have had record attendance/participation!

It was an excellent primer to the active research in the graduate group and dedication of our graduate students that will continue in the coming academic year(s).

Congratulations Carolyn Slupsky: Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award Recipient

Every year, outstanding individuals are recognized for their dedication to guiding and mentoring graduate students. Their exceptional guidance and unwavering support have profoundly impacted the lives of those they have mentored. The winners of the 2023 Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award were commended for their unparalleled dedication and commitment to the growth and success of others.

GGNB Powerpoint Templates Now Available

One of the most important aspects of being a scientist is being able to convey your research to other scientists and to the public. The GGNB's Graduate Student Advising Committee (also known as GradSAC) has made this process a little easier by providing professional UC Davis and GGNB branded poster templates and PowerPoint templates.

This process was spearheaded by Joanna Wirkus, a GGNB PhD student, who connected with UC Davis's Strategic Communications department to receive the template and official branded elements from UC Davis's recent "Outgrow the Expected" rebranding.

Gwen Chodur receives the Van Alfen/MacDonald Graduate Student Award

Gwen Chodur is the 2020 recipient of the Neal Van Alfen and James MacDonald Graduate Student Award for her research in molecular and nutrigenomic nutrition and her commitment to social justice, food literacy and food security.

“The quality and scientific merit of Gwen’s work is outstanding,” said her major professor, Francene Steinberg, chair of the Department of Nutrition. “She is an exceptionally strong student with good analytical, statistical, critical thinking, writing and organizational skills. She is also a wonderful teacher and mentor who enjoys working with students.”

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the GGNB Class of 2019!

  • Rachael Horoshack, MS
  • Alice Martinic, PhD
  • Andrew Matchado, PhD
  • Shannon McClorry, PhD
  • Cesaire Ouedraogo, PhD
  • Emily Roberts, MS
  • Jody Randolph, MS
  • Lisa Sawrey-Kubicek, PhD
  • Aneeta Vedula, MS
  • Chenghao Trevor Zhu, PhD