Naoki Yamanaka will study the role of steroid hormone transporters in insect development and reproduction. An Assistant Professor of Entomology, Yamanaka will translate that knowledge into new ways to combat the spread of mosquitoes, which are among the deadliest animals on the planet. Full article available here.
Julia Bailey-Serres and Sean Cutler were named by Clarivate Analytics as 2017 Highly Cited Researchers, an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The final new list contains about 3,400 Highly Cited Researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. See the full list. [...]
Professor Wessler, the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovations in Science Education, co-chaired the report recently released by the National Academies Press. The report is available for free download or purchase.
CEPCEB hosted its 5th Annual Postdoc Symposium on June 1, 2018. Steve Kay, USC Director of Convergent Bioscience and Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences, presented the keynote address "Grow Up! The Circadian Clock as the Master Regulator of Plant Environmental Responses". The full day event featured research talks by graduate students, [...]
A team of researchers led by CIDVR Director Karine Le Roch has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin — the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus — is organized and structured in these parasites. [...]
Congratulations to Martin Luther King Jr. High School graduating senior, Yushan (Susan) Su, for bringing home the Third Life Science Award from Sigma Xi at the Intel ISEF in Pennsylvania. Susan won for her project, "High-Resolution Genetic Profiling of Rice Pinpoints Critical Sugar Transport Genes for Engineering of Flood Resistant Crops". Susan has had a long involvement [...]
In a paper published in the journal Science, researchers at the University of California, Riverside report how plants package and deliver the small RNAs, or sRNAs, they use to fight back against plant pathogens. The study focused on Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes a grey mold disease in almost all fruits, vegetables, and many flowers. Read [...]
A special thanks to all our esteemed members who came out to celebrate the March Grand Opening of the Metabolomics Core! We were thrilled to see such an outpouring of support and excitement for IIGB's newest Core Facility. Because we want to keep the Metabolomics celebration going, IIGB is pleased to announce a Call for [...]
Sean Cutler becomes the 6th CEPCEB and the 7th IIGB member elected to the prestigious Academy. Read the full story here.
Stream CEPCEB Assistant Professor Carolyn Rasmussen's lecture "Feeding the World: From Mendel to CRISPR", where she discusses the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 and its wide range of potential applications and challenges. Presented through the UC Riverside Lecture Series "Gene Editing: Are We Playing God?"