The Boyd Genetics Lab is involved in studies of non-Mendelian (multifactorial) birth defects, such as nonsyndromic craniosynostosis, bladder epispadias-exstrophy complex, and cleft lip and/or palate. The research laboratory’s ultimate goal is to identify genes and environmental factors contributing to the risk of these birth defects.
The McElroy Lab is a neonatal gastrointestinal research laboratory. Our long-term research goals are to understand the injury and repair mechanisms of the immature intestine. We are specifically focused on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which is a devastating disorder that predominantly effects preterm infants.
The TASC Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory consisting of researchers from medicine, health informatics, behavioral science, computer science, robotics, learning sciences, and the technology industry, at UC Davis.
Through our transdisciplinary work on technology-mediated health and human development, we explore the role of social connectedness for improved health and behavioral outcomes.