“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day”. 

Albert Einstein

Summer 2023 - Lab party at Stonegate - Davis - California

The Shabek Lab (Angelica, Fuai, and Natalie) presented at the 2023 Plant Proteolysis GRC Meeting - Providence - Rhode Island 

2024 Shabek lab core - photo-shoot (thanks to College of Biological Sciences)

Shabek Lab (at Pizza & Pints - July 2022) celebrating another success (soon to be revealed;-)

Shabek Lab (at Tres Hermanas - September 2022) celebrating two publications, and farewell for Alec

Shabek Lab (2022)

Lab Pizza Party for our new publication

Dr. Shabek received the 2022 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Shout out to Katherine, Shelly and Vali for presenting in the Undergraduate Research Conference (CBS) UC Davis 2022!


Our suggested cover for Nature Plants (that didn't make it in the end;-)


Our Cover in JSB (September 2022, Vol 244, 3)


Angelica Guercio (our PhD student) with Dr. Shabek and their recent published discovery


Summer 2021 - Lab Pizza time

Shabek lab 2021 (zooming)

Gingerbread House contest - 2021


Pumpkin Carving Contest 2021

Departmental Retreat (2021)

in EurekAlert (AAAS)

Happy New Year 2021

COVID-19 - Shabek lab core - zoom meeting 2020

Winter quarter potluck at Super Owl

The Shabek Lab 2019

mosquito Xtal 3.


Alex presenting his poster at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference

Izzy, Avalon, and Sam at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference, Spring 2019

The lab wins first place in the holiday door decoration competition!

Fall 2018 - starting the lab in high gear