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CEPCEB Hosts 5th Annual Postdoc Symposium

By | 2018-06-19T05:17:35+00:00 June 9th, 2018|

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, [...]

CIDVR Director Karine Le Roch receives new $3.2M NIH grant

By | 2018-06-05T13:44:35+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

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. [...]

Yushan Su, Bailey-Serres lab, wins 3rd Life Science Award from Sigma Xi at Intel ISEF

By | 2018-06-05T13:42:45+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

CEPCEB’s Hailing Jin shows how plants fight against infections in Science paper

By | 2018-06-05T13:26:48+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

Carolyn Rasmussen Discusses CRISPR-Cas9 at UCR Science Lecture Series

By | 2018-04-24T00:49:17+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

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?"

IIGB Plant Biologists Dominate at the Western ASPB Conference

By | 2018-03-03T00:36:46+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|

The University of California, Riverside Department of Botany & Plant Sciences swept multiple Graduate and Undergraduate Award categories at the most recent American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Western Section Conference on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Pablo Martinez (Carolyn Rasmussen lab) was awarded Best Graduate Student Talk for his work using a single-molecule approach to [...]

Distinguished Professor Named Interim Editor-in-Chief of PNAS

By | 2018-02-06T02:02:48+00:00 February 6th, 2018|

Natasha V. Raikhel, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Plant Cell Biology and former director of the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), has been named interim editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Established in 1914, PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals, [...]