Kudos to: Kanishk Pandey, Davis student
Accomplishment: Won playwriting contest
Details: Pandey won the 2015 Princeton University 10-Minute Play Contest. The contest is open to 11th-grade students. His play, which included detailed stage direction, was titled “An Unaware Bird.”
Kudos to: Dr. Michael Rogawski, UC Davis professor of neurology
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Accomplishment: Awarded 2015 neuroendocrine research award from the American Academy of Neurology
Details: Rogawski is known for his research in the development of treatments for neurological disorders, including epilepsy, migraines and brain injury. He was honored for his research on neurosteroids to treat the disorders. Rogawski also teaches at the UC Davis School of Medicine and cares for patients at UC Davis Medical Center.
Kudos to: Roger Beachy and Pamela Ronald of UC Davis
Accomplishment: Named among the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American magazine
Details: Beachy, founding director of the UC Davis World Food Center, is known for his research related to disease-resistant crops. Ronald, a professor of plant biology, has worked on rice genetics, engineering varieties of grain for disease resistance and flood tolerance, according to UC Davis.
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