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Department of Plant Sciences mourns death of Tris Yasay

Trisha “Tris” Nicole Sabay Yasay was a cherished and beloved student in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. Her untimely death in a collision on May 25 leaves a hole in our classrooms, at our Student Farm, in our homes and in our hearts.

“The community of students, staff and faculty of Department of Plant Sciences express their deep condolences to the family of Tris,” department Chair Gail Taylor said. “We are all devastated by the loss of her life. At our Plant Sciences Symposium today, we observed a minute of silence to hold Tris and her family in our thoughts.”

UC Davis Plant Sciences Symposium set for May 27

The annual UC Davis Plant Sciences Symposium is ON for 2022! We are thrilled to bring together the Plant Sciences community for a hybrid event, organized and hosted by graduate students, after two long, virtual years. We are committed to the safety of all, and COVID-19 symptom surveys are required for in-person participants.