Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Dr. Susan Ebeler! She will be awarded the Honorary Research Lecturer this year at the 70th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV)!
The ASEV website explains, "the honorary research lecturer is granted to an individual with a current national or international reputation in his or her field of research who is also actively involved in scientific research."
Mackenzie Batali is a 2nd year graduate student in FST. She recently learned that she won a spot in the Grad Slam Top 10. The Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Students should present the significance and fundamental points of their work at UC Davis in a clear, direct, and interesting manner.
Congratulations to our own Dr. Maria Marco, who has just joined the board of directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics!
From the ISAPP website: "ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics, and more broadly that of human microbiomes and gut health."
Anita Oberholster, UC Davis Cooperative Extension specialist in enology, is listed among the Wine Business Monthly’s 2018 list of the 50 most influential leaders in the wine business. Retired professor Linda Bisson was listed as an influential leader in the magazine’s “Hall of Fame.”
The magazine acknowledged Oberholster, who joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology in 2011, for “making wine research useful.” Her research focuses on the influence of viticultural practices and environmental factors on grape ripening and wine quality.
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Alberta, Canada, have made preliminary discoveries about how Zika and hepatitis C viruses reproduce at the cellular level, providing new insight into a family of viruses that also includes West Nile and dengue. Now their cutting-edge research will be supported by a $1 million grant from the prestigious W.M. Keck Foundation. The foundation primarily focuses on pioneering efforts in the areas of medical research, science and engineering, and undergraduate education.