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  • Eric Bennett, winner of the 2014-15 Hellman Fellowship
  • Susan Golden Named HHMI Professor
  • Joseph Lucas and Miao-Ping Chien win Kamen Award


New Genetic ‘Operating System’ Facilitated Evolution of ‘Bilateral’ Animals

The evolution of worms, insects, vertebrates and other “bilateral” animals—those with distinct left and right sides—from less complex creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones with “radial” symmetry may have been facilitated by the emergence of a completely new "operating system" for controlling genetic instructions in the cell.

Three Biology Professors Win NIH Grants from Obama’s BRAIN Initiative

Biology Professors Andrew Huberman, Massimo Scanziani and Yishi Jin are leading four teams of scientists at UC San Diego which were recently awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health that will help lay the groundwork for visualizing the circuits of the brain and how they work.

The three biologists join four other research teams at the university that in August were awarded early concept grants for brain research from the National Science Foundation.