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Binger Coaches Students for Grad Slam Competition
Jane Binger, Ed.D, coached UC Merced's Grad Slam participants to help them refine their slides and presentation content — on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and...
Marjorie S. Zatz
‘Diverse’ Names Zatz One of the Nation’s Leading Women in Higher Ed
Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Marjorie S. Zatz was selected as one of the Top 35 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
Ph.D. students Craig Ennis and Vicky Espinoza visited Sacramento with Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Marjorie Zatz to speak with lawmakers about the contribution of graduate research to California's development.
Graduate Students Make a Case for Research at Capitol
Craig Ennis and Vicky Espinoza visited Sacramento to speak with lawmakers about the contribution of graduate research to California's development.
Graduate student Jose Zamora
What Sets Us Apart?
Discover what's unique about the Graduate Studies experience at UC Merced. Watch this video now!  
Graduate student Warren Nanney
NASA Fellowship Lifts Grad Student’s Cardiac Biosensor Research
Graduate student Warren Nanney was awarded a three-year NASA fellowship to continue his research into engineering portable biosensors for health monitoring in space.

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Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, speaks to students at Gracey Elementary School in Merced.
April 17, 2019

In what world are Shakespeare and hip-hop related? Ask Devon Glover. Glover is The Sonnet Man, a Shakespeare-loving rapper who sets The Bard’s famous sonnets to hip-hop instrumentals. Using iambic...

Everyone is invited to cheer on the campus’s Grad Slam semi-finalists as they present their research talks from 1-4 p.m. April 18 in the California Room.
April 16, 2019

UC Merced’s Graduate Division will host its Grad Slam competition on April 18 with graduate scholars presenting on topics ranging from Valley Fever immune response and antibiotic resistance to...

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Faculty Profile

Associate Professor
Kara McCloskey serves as the university liaison for the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Multicampus Research Unit.
Assistant Professor
David Ardell's research focuses on computational biology and evolution of gene expression mechanisms.
Professor and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Paul Brown's research interests include Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR), cancer prevention and control, discrete choice experiments, and behavioral economics.
Associate Professor
Ashlie Martini's research focus is application of atomic-scale models and micro-scale friction measurements to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying tribological phenomena.
Peggy O'Day studies the chemistry, reaction and transport of inorganic contaminants and species, primarily metal and metalloid elements, in surface and subsurface systems.
Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences
Dr. Song's primary research interest is adolescent and young adult decision-making as it pertains to risk behaviors.
Zulema Valdez
Associate Professor