Support Us

$89,045 Kern Community Foundation Grant

The Conservation Genetics Fund supports the Genomic Variation Laboratory (GVL) at UC Davis. Your donation supports both quality science that informs species conservation and the students that generate that science.

The Genomic Variation Laboratory works with wildlife managers to help answer questions essential for species conservation. For example, our work helps define species and their phylogenetic relationships and informs the genetics of reintroductions. We study topics such as evolution, predation, aquaculture, population genetics structure, hybridization, and genetic management for reintroduction of salmonids.

Our lab trains undergraduate and graduate students in many different molecular biological techniques, preparing them for a wide variety of careers. Bernie May is very supportive of career development and encourages his students to attend conferences, participate in internships, and network with agency biologists. We also host visiting researchers from outside the university to work with us in our lab.

$89,045 Kern Community Foundation Grant

Ways to Make a Donation:

  1. Online: Donate through the secure UC Davis donation website HERE.
  2. By Mail: Mail your check made out to “University of California Regents” to Bernie May, Meyer Hall, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Please email Bernie May to let him know the check is coming.
  3. Learn more about making a donation: Contact Dr. Bernie May through email or phone (530) 754-8123