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July 27, 2021
Matea Santiago won the AWM-SIAM Poster Prize at SIAM AN21. Congratulations! Please check out her award-winning poster here. Title: Pulsing and Photosynthesis: Numerical Simulations of Soft Corals Abstract: Corals in the family Xeniidae actively pulse their tentacles. It is hypothesized...
July 26, 2021
Our Ph.D. student, Matea Santiago (adviser: Prof. Shilpa Khatri), has successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled "Numerical Methods for Modeling the Fluid Flow of Pulsing Soft Corals and the Photosynthesis of their Symbiotic Algae". Congratulations, Dr. Santiago!
July 20, 2021
Postdoctoral Scholar Mikahl Banwarth-Kuhn was awarded a $205,140 National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NIH-F32) to be distributed over three years. The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the research training of postdoctoral...
July 12, 2021
Our Ph.D. student, Fabian Santiago (adviser: Prof. Suzanne Sindi), has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Mathematical Investigations of Heritable Microbial Phenotypes". Congratulations, Dr. Santiago!
May 7, 2021
Applied Mathematics graduate student Shayna Bennett won first place at the University of California’s Grad Slam finals today (May 7). Bennett presented her dissertation research, “A New Tool to Fight Invasive Species,” in just three minutes and won $7,000 and the systemwide trophy — known as the...
April 28, 2021
A five-year, $2.2 million training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will assist UC Merced with the development of diverse cohorts of doctoral students in interdisciplinary biomedical disciplines. Twelve trainees each academic year will benefit from NIH’s longstanding Graduate...
April 22, 2021
President Joe Biden has nominated UC Merced Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be the new director of the Office of Science in the federal Department of Energy. In honor of Earth Day, the White House today announced nominations for a variety of federal posts in the departments of Energy,...
April 21, 2021
Applied Mathematics graduate student Shayna Bennett will represent UC Merced at the University of California Grad Slam finals on May 7. For the campus’s Grad Slam final round, Bennett presented her dissertation research, “A New Tool to Fight Invasive Species,” in just three minutes and earned first...
March 31, 2021
Graduate school is tough, but graduate students have a place to turn to for advocacy and support on campus. Since it was established in 2005, UC Merced’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) has promoted graduate students’ rights and worked with the Graduate Division and other campus leadership to...
March 12, 2021
Ali Heydari wins a Best Poster Award at SIAM CSE21. Congratulations! Please check out Ali's award-winning poster. Title: Modeling Multi-Scale Dynamics of Protein Aggregation in Dividing Yeast Cells with 3D Level-Set Method Abstract. Advances in microscopy allow cell biologists to...

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