On behalf of the IIGB Community & Botany and Plant Sciences Department, we congratulate our colleague Julia Bailey-Serres who been recognized on the Clarivate Analytic’s Highly Cited Researchers list once again this year. Julia is one of six UCR faculty on the list this year. It is truly remarkable that she has been on this...
Thirdhand smoke is the residual tobacco pollutants that remain on surfaces indefinitely. UCR, UCSF, and UCD researchers funded by tobacco research grants published an article outlining the damage of third-hand smoking
Alexander Raikhel is a Distinguished Professor of Entomology and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Learn about his inspiring story of pursuing science despite discrimination and political strife.
The scope of the project includes fire sprinklers, a new roof, expanded card key access, new Botany equipment in room 2163, and backup power. Replacing old infrastructure will bring major upgrades to one of the first buildings on campus.
Mangroves thrive in extreme environments and can sequester carbon emissions for thousands of years. UC Riverside and UC San Diego microbiologists identify the microbes driving this cycle and how mangroves combat climate change.
Environmental stresses form reactive oxygen species in organisms and play a part in cell function, but higher doses in plants are lethal. Plants produce salicylic acid, a.k.a. aspirin, to protect chloroplasts.
Some studies have suggested e-cigarettes may be a healthier alternative to tobacco smoking, but a study lead by Prue Talbot shows epithelium gene expression does not revert to the same profile as non-smokers.
The Inland Empire has one of the lowest ratios of doctors to patients in California. UCR School of Medicine established the Inland Empire Regional Hub for Healthcare Opportunity to create pre-med pathways for local college students.
Bumble bees are an important pollinator withstand cooler temperatures and lower light levels than other bees. Assistant Professor Hollis Woodard lead the first native California bumble bee census since 1980, and only found 68% of species historically known to inhabit the state.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months. Dr. David Lo is a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and Senior Associate Dean of research at UC Riverside's School of Medicine. In this Q&A, Dr. Lo answers questions people may have about vaccinating young children.
Citrus sinensis, dubbed the Sweet Mother Orange Tree, is the oldest living orange variety in California. California Citrus Clonal Protection Program at UCR received this as a budwood in 1925 and successfully cloned in 2003. After vigorous testing for diseases, the variety is now being propagated at UCR and protected for future generations.
ABA is a hormone plants produce during dry spells to signal water retention. In collaboration with other institutions, UC Riverside scientists have modified this system pathway to design a biosensor to signal the presence of diverse chemical classes, including synthetic cannabinoids.
Ecdysone is a major insect molting hormone that requires a transporter to enter cells. Fruit flies and other arthropods have EcI, a highly conserved transporter that is missing in mosquitos. This opens avenues for controlling mosquito populations.