about us

BioInnovation Group at UC Davis is an undergraduate-run research group. Our aim is to help motivated students gain technical skills, a business mindset, and apply themselves on real-world projects so that they are well equipped to pursue research or start a company after graduation.

 

$7,000

In funding, Fall 2017

5

Independent undergraduate research projects

60+

Undergraduates dedicating time to one or more projects

Who we are

The BioInnovation Group at UC Davis is an undergraduate-run research group located in the UC Davis Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Laboratory, and sponsored in part by VentureWell. Starting in Fall 2018, we have jumpstarted 5 undergraduate research projects involving over 60 students.

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Highly interdisciplinary

Our members represent over 10 majors across the Colleges of Engineering and Biological Sciences.

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MPBIL @ TEAM Labs

We call the Molecular Prototyping and BioInnovation Lab our home. It also supports undergraduate research seminars, senior design. The space is outfitted with PCR machines, -20° C and -80° C freezers, a biosafety cabinet, gel electrophoresis station, plate reader, centrifuges, two autoclaves, a shaking incubator, AKTA protein purification unit, a 0.5L bioreactor, and microscopes.

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Our Mission

We are dedicated to strengthening the undergraduate experience at UC Davis by enabling students to apply themselves and take initiative in a research setting, so that they will navigate confidently through grad school, industry research, or starting their own company.