Carvajal-Carmona lab members (Luis Carvajal-Carmona and Nicole Coggins) will particpate on the AACR panel on ‘Innovative Molecular Approaches and Models to Advance Precision Health Equity’

As part of the AACR Annual Meeting April 10-15, Luis Carvajal-Carmona, Ph.D. (Co-Chair) & Nicole Coggins, Ph.D will particpate in a discussion on Innovative Molecular Approaches and Models to Advance Precision Health Equity  – Wednesday, April 14, from 3:30 – 4 p.m. EDT.

In this session, nationally recognized scientists and emerging investigators will provide an update on the existing resources and methods that are being developed and applied to help minority populations access the benefits of precision health prevention and treatment. Precision medicine and cancer health disparity research are fields that have traditionally worked in silos. Recent efforts have been made by molecular- and population-based investigators to work together in the emerging field of precision health equity. To this end, the National Cancer Institute has fostered new initiatives to advance precision health equity by funding genomic studies and precision medicine centers that characterize tumors and models from minority patients.!/9325/session/1032

Welcome, April

April has transitioned from an Undergraduate Researcher to a Junior Specialist Researcher. She has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics with an emphasis in Data Science and a minor in Computer Science from UC Davis. She will be heading up our Colorectal Polygenic Risk Score Analysis.

Welcome, Priya.

Priya, a new Undergraduate Researcher seeking a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, has joined our lab. We’re thrilled to have her in the lab. She’ll be working with the Bioinformatics team.

Fellowship Opportunity for New UC Davis STEM Masters Students

NIH Fresno State in partnership with UC Davis has announced that they are accepting applications for the Bridges to Doctorate fellowship.

This fellowship is available for anyone seeking a Masters degree in a STEM field. It is expected that Bridges to Doctorate (BD) Scholars will begin PhD programs by Fall Term 2022. Each participant will receive a $27,000 stipend per year for two years, which includes California Resident tuition and fees, as long as targeted goals are achieved. In addition, NIH BD will pay for limited research supplies and limited travel to professional conferences to present research results.

Application Deadline: Deadline July 15, 2020

For more information or to apply, please visit:

Alma Poceros-Coba has joined our Lab

We are so excited to welcome Alma Poceros-Coba to your lab.

Spring Quarter 2020 – Alma Poceros-Coba a Ph.D. student at Integrative Genetics and Genomics program joined our Lab. Alma was awarded a UC Mexus CONACYT doctoral fellowship to conduct her studies at UC Davis. She is well on her way to finishing her first year as a graduate student and is currently developing her research thesis to elucidate cancer etiology in minority populations.