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Professor Clarissa Nobile wearing a blue lab coat, teal-colored gloves, and safety goggles leans against a bench in her laboratory.
October 10, 2017
Professor Clarissa Nobile received the NIH Outstanding Investigator Award to study microbial communities.
Professor Michael Dawson (seated) with graduate student Karly Higgins (left) and postdoctoral researchers Dannise Ruiz-Ramos (center) and Lauren Schiebelhut.
October 2, 2017

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Professor Michael Dawson $900,000 to study some rather mysterious marine phenomena. Dawson received $700,000 — part of a three-year, $1.2 million...

September 25, 2017
UC Merced Professor Mayya Tokman and her collaborators are using mathematics to make animations more lifelike than ever before.
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