Research

Comstock's features UC Davis breast milk science

In a Comstock's Magazine article from Dec. 4, 2023, FST Distinguished Professor and Chemist J. Bruce German shares how a visit to the UC Davis Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the early 2000s provided the emotional and motivational underpinning for the study of breast milk science at UC Davis since then. The article describes the formation of the Milk Bioactives Program within the Foods for Health Institute, and also features Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension in the Department of Nutrition Jennifer Smilowitz, as well as FST Distinguished Professor David Mills.

Research Profile, Luis Diaz-Garcia

Dr. Luis Diaz-Garcia is an Assistant Professor and Grape Breeder in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. He succeeded Dr. Andrew Walker, who led winegrape and rootstock breeding efforts at UC Davis for over 30 years. Dr. Diaz-Garcia earned his bachelor's degree in Agronomy from Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico. He then completed his master's degree in plant biotechnology at the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (LANGEBIO) in Mexico, where he used systems biology and bioinformatics to study yeast stress. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D.

Using Yeast to Convert Almond Hulls to Animal Feed

Yeast grown on almond hulls could be a new, sustainable route to produce high-protein animal feed from an agricultural waste product, according to research from UC Davis published Nov. 15 in PLOS One.

Raising animals for meat requires livestock feed that is high in protein, especially essential amino acids that animals need to grow. That makes feed the most expensive input in meat production.

Why Do Some People Get Headaches From Drinking Red Wine?

A recent study about Red Wine Headaches, published in the journal, Scientific Reports, by UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Professor Emeritus, Andrew Waterhouse and Apramita Devi, lead author and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, is receiving significant news coverage. In this new study, they examined how red wine causes headaches — even in people who don’t get headaches when drinking small amounts of other alcoholic beverages.

Mills on Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher list for 6th year

Congratulations to FST's David Mills, who joins twelve other UC Davis researchers (and a total of 7,125) on the 2023 Clarivate Web of Science Group annual Highly Cited Researchers list.  This is Mills' sixth year that he has been on the list - quite an accomplishment!  The list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year, over a 10-year period.  Citation co