UC Davis has made the cut for this year’s STAT Madness science competition.
That is, a UC Davis research project is among the 64 that the online science news site STAT plugged into a bracket much like one of the NCAA’s March Madness basketball brackets — only the STAT bracket is all about top biomedical discoveries of 2018 and putting them to a public vote to decide the best one.
The UC Davis entry comes from the laboratory of David Olson, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry. He studies how psychedelic drugs affect nerve cells and could open up new ways to treat depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.
STAT will post its bracket on Monday (March 4), pitting universities and institutions against each other in 32 first-round matches. Winners will advance to subsequent rounds, until, eventually, the STAT Madness champion emerges. The victor will receive advertising space on STAT, news coverage and bragging rights.
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