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2022 Annual Research Expo

2022 Annual Research Expo

About the Event

The annual UC Davis Research Expo is a one-day event that showcases the latest research-related insight, resources, opportunities and tools to help you advance your research. The event includes exhibits, presentations, workshops and opportunities to network with potential collaborators. We welcome you to enjoy the full event or attend portions that are of particular interest.

New this year, will be partnering with Seed Central to offer an extended afternoon session devoted to ag innovation, where we will bring experts from various specialties together with industry partners. This additional section will include a workshop, presentation and networking event. The Research Expo is an anchor event in the weeklong celebration of Davis Discovery Days.

Who should attend: Faculty, post-docs, staff, research administrators, students and industry partners involved in research.

Cost: Free

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Mondavi Center & UC Davis Conference Center

COVID-19 Related Information: We will be following all Campus Event Guidelines. Events will be held in person, but options to stream online will be made available upon request.


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Schedule of Events



11:30 – 1:00      Main Hall Presentations (Mondavi Center)

Opening Remarks: Vice Chancellor for Research Prasant Mohapatra

Enhancing Brain and Neural Performance

Moderated by UC Davis Professor Kimberley McAllister

Optimizing brain health throughout the lifespan
UC Davis Distinguished Professor Charles DeCarli

Neuro Innovations: Restoring, augmenting and extending human capacity
UC Davis Professor Karen Moxon

Using psychoplastogens to selectively re-wire pathological neural circuits
UC Davis Associate Professor David Olson
Delix Therapeutics Chief Executive Officer of Mark Rus


1:00 – 2:30     Research Exhibits (Lunch provided. Exhibits located outside of Mondavi Center)

Connect with research support groups, research units, core labs and more. Exhibits will be located in the open area outside of the Mondavi Center. Lunch will be provided.



2:30 – 3:30     Topical Breakout Sessions

Option 1: Postpandemic Human Migration: Impact on economy, agriculture and society 

Option 2: Navigating the research lifecycle resources, processes and requirements at UC Davis

Option 3: Opportunities for partnership, sabbaticals and student internships at National Labs (Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories)

Option 4: Keys to Success: Journal Submissions


3:30 – 7:30    Afternoon Collaboration with Seed Central

3:30 – 4:30    Bridging the gap between ag/biotech research and commercial solutions

4:30 – 6:00    Networking, exhibits and student and postdoc research poster session (appetizers & wine provided at the Conference Center)

6:00 – 7:30  Upcoming scientific and technological developments around plant breeding and food science being increasingly tailored towards ‘personalized’ health
Panel discussion moderated by UC Davis Professor Carolyn Slupsky
UC Davis Assistant Professor Christine Diepenbrock
UC Davis Professor Scott Fishman
Syngenta Head of R&D Uri Krieger
UC Davis Associate Professor Selina Wang


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