Initiatives to Intercept Pandemics Through Genomics

June 16, 2020
Three major initiatives in biodiversity genomics — BIOSCAN, the Earth BioGenome Project and the Global Virome Project — have joined forces to deliver a “pandemic interception system” based upon comprehensive knowledge of pathogens and their hosts.

SVM/One Health Institute COVID-19 Response Town Hall Meeting Report

April 14, 2020
On April 9, 2020, faculty experts from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s (SVM) One Health Institute and the California National Primate Research Center led a virtual town hall to present updates on SVM’s COVID-19 response efforts.

PREDICT Receives Extension for COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response

April 03, 2020
PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, effective April 1.

Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

February 04, 2020
Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa.

USAID Award Supports New $85M Project Led by UC Davis One Health Institute

October 25, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.

Visit California Raptor Center's Open House Oct. 19th

September 24, 2019
Have you ever been eye to eye with a peregrine falcon? Enjoy a rare close-up experience with Phoenix, our resident peregrine at the California Raptor Center’s (CRC) Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Scientists Identify Bombali Ebolavirus in Bats in Guinea

September 17, 2019
The sixth ebolavirus, Bombali virus, has been detected in insect-eating bats in Guinea. The discovery of Bombali virus first in insect-eating bats in Sierra Leone, and now in Guinea, marks the first time that scientists discovered a new ebolavirus species in a host before detection in an infected human or sick animal.

What's Killing Sea Otters?

August 22, 2019
UC Davis scientists have pinpointed specific strains of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that are killing southern sea otters, tracing them back to a bobcat and feral domestic cats from nearby watersheds.

How Housecats Are (Indirectly) Killing Monk Seals

August 14, 2019
An article in Salon describes how scientists over the last couple decades have compiled evidence that cat feces, which often drains into the ocean in coastal cities, can infect Hawaiian monk seals with toxoplasmosis — a potentially fatal disease caused by a single-cell parasite.