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    • New Insights into Brain Flexibility and Stability

      Novel mathematical model addresses a longstanding dilemma in neuroscience and possibly other fields

      University of California San Diego researchers have developed a new way of modeling basic neurobiological interactions.

    • Illustration of phage viruses infecting E. coli bacteria

      Evolve… Innovate… Repeat: Scientists Peel Back the Layers of Virus-Host Evolution and Innovation

      Culminating a 10-year research effort, researchers track the way fitness landscapes constantly change in the ongoing struggle for survival

      Animesh Gupta, formerly in the UC San Diego Department of Physics (now at Generate Biomedicines Inc.), School of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Justin Meyer and their colleagues developed new technologies and conducted a series of experiments to reveal the changes viruses and hosts undergo in their ongoing survival competition.

    • Susan Golden

      Susan Golden Honored with Pioneer Award

      The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR) has named UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences Professor Susan Golden as one of the first recipients of its Pioneer Award.

    • Fluorescent image showing red, blue, green, and pink flashes of light

      Immune Cells Anchored in Tissues Offer Unique Defenses Against Pathogens and Cancers

      A new atlas of tissue-resident memory T cells offers hope for therapies based on protective 'first responders'

      Published June 27 in Nature Immunology, the study is led by Postdoctoral Scholars Max Heeg and John Crowl (now a scientist at Outpace Bio) in Professor Ananda Goldrath's laboratory in UC San Diego's School of Biological Sciences and provides a framework for understanding how tissue-resident memory T cells adapt to distinct tissue environments.

    • Diagram showing that DNA nicks induce efficient Homologous chromosome Templated Repair (HTR)

      “Soft” CRISPR May Offer a New Fix for Genetic Defects

      Targeted repairs with ‘nicks’ of single DNA strands provide foundation for novel disease therapies

      Publishing July 1 in the journal Science Advances, a team of biologists at the University of California San Diego that includes postdoctoral scholar Sitara Roy, specialist Annabel Guichard and Professor Ethan Bier describes a new, safer approach that may correct genetic defects in the future.

    • Delaney Pagliuso

      UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences Class of 2022: Two Outstanding Graduates

      UC San Diego’s Class of 2022 doesn’t shy away from making waves. They dove headfirst into research, community outreach and social justice. Our new alumni, including BioSci graduates Haniyeh Javaheri and Delaney Pagliuso, are ready to jump into their next chapter as changemakers.

    • Matthew Lovett Barron

      Neurobiologist Matthew Lovett-Barron Selected as 2022 Pew Scholar

      The Pew Charitable Trusts has selected Matthew Lovett-Barron of UC San Diego’s School of Biological Sciences to its newest class of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

    • Alexandra Jazz Dickinson

      Assistant Professors Alexandra Dickinson and Diana Rennison Awarded Hellman Fellowships

      UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences Assistant Professors Alexandra Jazz Dickinson and Diana Rennison have been selected as 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows by the University of California.

    • Terrence Sejnowski Awarded Gruber Prize

      Terrence Sejnowski Awarded Gruber Prize

      Salk Institute Professor Terrence Sejnowski has been awarded the 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize by the Gruber Foundation for his “pioneering contributions to computational and theoretical neuroscience.”

      He shares the $500,000 award with Larry Abbott of Columbia University, Emery Neal Brown of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, and Haim Sompolinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University.

    • 2022-2023 inaugural KIBM Postdoctoral Scholars are: Jeffrey Jones (Gage Lab, Salk), Christopher Lee (Rangamani Lab, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering), Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana (Sejnowski Lab, Salk and UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences), Lisanne Schulze (Lovett-Barron Lab, UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences) and Donovan Ventimiglia (Asahina Lab, Salk)

      Inaugural Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Postdoctoral Scholars Selected

      New initiative supports five postdoctoral scholars and their innovative neuroscience research

      The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at the University of California San Diego has launched a program aimed at providing financial support and networking opportunities for outstanding postdoctoral scholars at UC San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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