December 2015

***Important SISS Updates and Reminders***

SISS will be closed on December 24, 2015-January 1, 2016. We will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016, but there will be limited staffing. Please keep this in mind and plan ahead! Please read this article for a full briefing on the upcoming deadlines.

Position open: Mills Lab Postdoc

The Mills lab is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to examine the influence of diet on neonatal gut microbial ecology and host physiology. The work will involve characterization of microbial food networks that occur within nursing and weaning neonates from a variety of perspectives (genomic, glycomic, metabolomic etc.) enabled by the team of researchers at UC Davis focused on infant development.

President's 2016 Budget Proposes Historic Investment to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Protect Public Health

"We now have a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, to better protect our children and grandchildren from the reemergence of diseases and infections that the world conquered decades ago." - President Barack Obama's remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit, regarding the Executive Order to Combat Antibiotic Resistance, September 26, 2014

Bloodsource Blood Drive - Nov. 3 and 4

Now in its eighth year, the Causeway Classic Blood Drive pits UC Davis and Sacramento State against each other in a contest to see which campus will have the most donors in two-day blood drives.