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GeneFigure - A tool developed by Samir Akre to create more intuitive figures

June 15, 2017

Samir, Akre, a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate in the Mills lab, developed GeneFigure to ease the process of making high-quality figures for genome-related papers.

Genbank files can be directly uploaded to the site to generate a figure immediately in vector form so it does not lose quality as it's stretched. Many parameters from the name of the gene and specific shade of its color of its block can be changed to get consistent desired results. The idea is to speed up what used to be a painfully slow manual process.

mBio paper profiled

July 13, 2016

Nick Bokulich's recent paper in mBio has attracted some media attention from numerous outlets including:

Cell paper profiled

April 17, 2016

A paper in Cell from Dr. Jeff Gordon's lab which involved a UC Davis team of researchers (including UCD professors Mills, Lebrilla and Barile) has been profiled in a number of venues.  This research also involved researchers and milk oligosaccharides from Hilmar Cheese.