Biotechnology, Designated Emphasis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

(Office of Research)

Abhaya Dandekar, Ph.D., Chairperson

Department Office

302 Green Hall; 530-752-1048; Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology; Faculty

The Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB) is an inter-graduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology. Currently, there are 29 STEM graduate programs affiliated with the DEB. Coursework and program activities provide a basic understanding of the “business of biotech” and common platform technologies, develop transferable professional skills informed by interactions with industry partners, and prepare students for a diverse range of biotech-related careers. The UC Davis Biotechnology Program is the administrative home for this program.