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Ken Jeffries Awarded for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research


July 5, 2016


Congratulations to the school's Ken Jeffries (Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology) who is the recipient of the UC Davis 2016 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.

Jeffries, currently a Delta Science Postdoctoral Scholar with the UC Davis Fangue conservation physiology laboratory and the Connon toxicogenomics laboratory, is recognized for his ability to successfully merge the fields of stress physiology and genomics, and link responses at the cellular level to organismal or population-level consequences. His research history, knowledge of ecological, physiological, and cellular processes, and ability to put his research into a broader environment context, is accompanied by a dedication towards educating graduate and undergraduate students in biological sciences. Jeffries is also honored for directing research towards advancing the fields of stress physiology and comparative genomics, and for his passion for public service and scientific outreach to scientists, policy makers and the general public.

Prior to UC Davis, Jeffries received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia and his Master of Science from the University of Calgary.

“Ken is a motivated individual with a highly integrative research approach to comparative and stress physiology, toxicology, and ecological genomics, which leads to comprehensive research with broad implications for ecosystem health,” Associate Adjunct Professor Richard E. Connon said.  “These strengths, together with his ambitious and professional attitude, made him an excellent candidate for this award.”