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Latest News & Events

2018

DateDescription
MAY 25Congratulations to Professor Paolo Sassone-Corsi for being named the 2018-2019 recipient of the UCI Distinguished Faculty Award for Research. It is the most prestigious award University of California faculty members can receive from their colleagues.
APR 05UCI neuroscientist Daniele Piomelli talks about his inventions and research with UCI Applied Innovations online magazine, Tech Currents.
APR 01Peter Kaiser received an NIH RO1 grant from the Institute of General Medicine to study molecular mechanisms that coordinate methionine metabolism with cell proliferation and cancer.
MAR 03Congratulations to Biological Chemistry MD/PhD student Gianna Fote for securing first runner up (2nd place) in the Grad Slam competition.
APR 05Congratulations to Biological Chemistry graduate student Marlene Cervantes for receiving the Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner (LEAD) Award for student success and research excellence in the Latino community.

2017

DateDescription
DEC 27Congratulation to Biological Chemistry Professor Emeritus Robert Moyzis on his receipt of the Los Alamos Medal.
NOV 16The Qiao lab unveiled how the protective structure of the chromosome end is assembled at atomic resolution in an article published in Molecular Cell.
NOV 15The Kessenbrock lab received pilot funds from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to build a cell atlas of human breast tissue with UCI's Lawson lab and M.D. Anderson's Navin lab.
OCT 02The Department of Biological Chemistry welcomes Selma Masri, PhD, a newly appointed assistant professor.
AUG 10Biological chemistry faculty shows in a study published in Cell that a low-calorie diet helps keep energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.
JUL 27Inside Higher Ed interviewed professor Wen-Hwa Lee, PhD, about Taiwan’s research infrastructure that needs and reform and resources.
JUL 27Weian Zhao and a team from UC Irvine are featured in the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News: "Cell-Based Therapies Soften Up Cancer by Targeting Tumor Stiffness"
JUN 14Professor Leslie Thompson, PhD, is quoted in Healthline article: "Is Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Jeopardy?"
FEB 22Rolando Ruiz-Vega of the Anand Ganesan Laboratory was awarded a UC President’s post-doctoral fellowship.

2016

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OCT 5Peter Kaiser's research cited in Science Magazine. Article titled: "This protein is mutated in half of all cancers. New drugs aim to fix it before it’s too late"
OCT 6-7Biennial international symposium: "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity"
JUN 05Peter Donovan was quoted in The Guardian article: "Inside the ‘black box’ of human development "
MAY 26Jinqiang Liu is selected as the recipient of the “School of Medicine Outstanding Student Fellowship 2016.”
MAY 26Rolando Ruiz is selected as the recipient of the inaugural "2016 Stanley Behrens Fellows in Medicine" award.
MAY 06Cancer cells hijack the body's internal clocks, a UC Irvine study finds
MAY 05Scientists double life expectancy for embryos in petri dishes, raising ethical concerns.
MAR 18Paolo Sassone Corsi is awarded the 2015 August and Marie Krogh Medal.

2015

DateDescription
DEC 01Artificial intelligence called in to tackle LHC data deluge
NOV 23UC Irvine professors Robert Moyzis and Sergey Nizkorodov are named AAAS fellows.
OCT 26Joint faculty member Dr. Daniele Piomelli and colleagues' study uncovers role of oxytocin in triggering marijuana-like neurotransmitters
AUG 14Dr. Feng Qiao is a recipient of the 2015 School of Medicine Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
JUN 18Dr. Robert E. Steele receives the Excellence in Teaching Award.
FEB 18UC Irvine professor Daniele Piomelli shares research discoveries on a signaling process that is at the heart of the accelerated aging influenced by methamphetamine abuse.
FEB 11UC Irvine and Italian scientists limit accelerated cellular aging caused by methamphetamine use.
JAN 12Save the Date: The Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism hosts Epigenetics Day at Sprague Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
JAN 06Body-clock rhythms play a key role in the metabolism and division of cells, UC Irvine researchers find in a study published in Cell Reports.

2014

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JUL 31Study led by Paolo Sassone-Corsi finds that circadian rhythms govern much of the liver's metabolic functions.
JUL 01UC Irvine Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology forge a research partnership.
JUL A new course is approved for fall 2014, BC240: "New Cancer Breakthroughs in Basic and Translational Cancer Research"
MAY 27UC Irvine endocrinologist Dr.Ellis Levin and team detect estrogen's key role in normal organ development and function.
FEB 21Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi is featured in the Orange County Register story, "Time Travelers: UCI Scientist is OC's Circadian Rhythm King"
FEB 03Neuroscientist Leslie Thompson is named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.
FEB 03Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi is featured in Dean's Report: "Epigenetics Control and Cellular Plasticity Symposium Draws World's Leading Genetic Researchers."