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    • UC San Diego Biological Sciences Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

      Yishi Jin and James T. Kadonaga are recognized by elite society

      Two researchers from the University of California San Diego’s School of Biological Sciences have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors bestowed upon U.S. scientists and engineers.

    • Arshad Desai and Karen Oegema

      Two BioSci Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

      Arshad B. Desai, Karen Oegema and Ana Celia Zentella will join the Academy's class of 2022

      Three members of the UC San Diego community, including an ethnic studies professor eremita and two professors of cellular and molecular medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most esteemed honorary societies in the nation.

    • E. Peter Geiduschek

      In Memoriam: E. Peter Geiduschek, 1928-2022

      E. Peter Geiduschek was a leader and a role model for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs and his fellow faculty. We thus honor and will fondly remember a remarkable and singular individual who has provided much of the basic knowledge of DNA and gene expression that we enjoy today and significantly and selflessly contributed to the establishment of UC San Diego as one of the premier research universities in the world.

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      Researchers Manipulate Demographic of Bacterial Community with Novel Electronic Technology

      Scientists find that electrical shocks can change the types of cells in bacterial communities, offering a new approach to precisely control bacteria

      Molecular biologists and physicists at the University of California San Diego have joined forces to develop a novel method of using electrical shocks to control the development of communities of bacteria.

    • KBIM researcher

      Kavli Foundation Donates $5M to UC San Diego Brain and Cognition Research

      Matching funds from The Kavli Foundation, paired with private gifts from generous donors, support the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind

      The Kavli Foundation, which established and endowed KIBM in 2004 with an initial $13.5 million, now brings an additional $5 million to UC San Diego, matching the gifts of generous donors including Joan and Irwin Jacobs; William and Marisa Rastetter; Sandra Timmons '81 and Rick Sandstrom '72, Ph.D. '78; and an anonymous donor.

    • Karagan Smith and Josh Dominguez

      UC San Diego Biological Sciences Students Receive NSF Research Fellowships

      Four receive honorable mentions in highly competitive STEM support program

      Two UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences graduate students have been selected for prestigious Graduate Research Program (GRFP) fellowships by the National Science Foundation.

    • Stephen Mayfield

      Sustainable Sneakers: UC San Diego Scientists Create the World's First Biodegradable Shoe

      Stephen Mayfield, Michael Burkart and Robert Pomeroy to launch their algae-based shoes through the company Blueview

      Stephen Mayfield, a molecular biology professor at UC San Diego, now has a stake in the business of footwear alongside partners Michael Burkart and Robert Pomeroy from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

    • Nick Spitzer

      Nick Spitzer Honored with American Philosophical Society's Lashley Award

      The American Philosophical Society, a learned society founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, has selected University of California San Diego Professor Nick Spitzer to receive its 2022 Karl Spencer Lashley Award

    • Inside the new Technology Sandbox at UC San Diego: (from left) Peter Silvester (retired Senior Vice President and President, Life Sciences and Laboratory Products Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific); Kit Pogliano (Dean, UC San Diego's School of Biological Sciences); John Sos (Senior Vice President and President, Specialty Diagnostics, Thermo Fisher Scientific); Corinne Peek-Asa (UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Research); Pradeep K. Khosla (UC San Diego Chancellor).

      UC San Diego and Thermo Fisher Scientific Enter Innovative Strategic Partnership

      Groundbreaking 10-year agreement to accelerate research and technology innovation, develop diverse talent and achieve ambitious sustainability goals

      The University of California San Diego and Thermo Fisher Scientific have agreed to form a transformational 10-year strategic partnership that leverages the leading expertise of each organization.

    • A key objective of new studies supported by the Gates Foundation will be to transfer the ERACR technology from flies to mosquitoes.

      UC San Diego Biology Lab Receives $1.4M Grant to Fight Malaria Spread

      Funding will be used to develop new technologies to boost safety of CRISPR-based genetic strategies

      Scientists at the University of California San Diego are hard at work on new genetic technologies intended for use in curbing mosquito populations, fighting the spread of malaria and mitigating the hazards associated with the deployment of gene-editing systems in the wild. That work is now being bolstered by a $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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