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Clinical and Translational Science Center

Clinical and Translational Science Center

2014 Issue 2

2014 Issue 1





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F E A T U R E D  S C H O L A R

Collin L. Ellis

AWARD WINNING graduate student Collin L. Ellis credits the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) for helping him on his path toward a research career in academic medicine. A Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology, he is also pursuing a designated emphasis in both the Biotechnology and Biophotonics programs.

Collin L. Ellis

Ellis investigates the role of symbiotic microbes in health and disease. He has eight publications in peer-reviewed journals and 13 publications in conference proceedings.
He also has received numerous research honors and awards, including selection for a UC Davis “Professors for the Future” fellowship in 2009-10, and the Department of Internal Medicine’s Graduate Student Trainee Research Award in 2011. His study of the gut microbiota of HIV-infected patients, published in the Journal of AIDS, also was named the highest-ranked paper in the graduate student/postdoctoral award category.
“I was able to use the skills the CTSC taught me from the beginning for my initial study in humans. More recently, I applied what I learned through the CTSC training programs to carry out my two main dissertation projects,” Ellis said. “I have had guidance from some of the best mentors you can find at UC Davis.”