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    • Biological Sciences Launches Immersive Work Experience and Corporate Affiliates Programs

      Initiatives designed to cultivate a diverse talent pipeline of competitively trained biology students for the biotechnology and life sciences industries

      A bold new strategy designed to help UC San Diego students maximize their education and training experiences in the life sciences has been launched by the Division of Biological Sciences.

    • Scientists Assemble a Biological Clock in a Test Tube to Study How it Works

      The reconstituted biological clock maintains daily cycles for days on end, allowing researchers to study the interactions of its component parts

      A team of scientists has now reconstituted the circadian clock of cyanobacteria in a test tube, enabling them to study rhythmic interactions of the clock proteins in real time and understand how these interactions enable the clock to exert control over gene expression.

    • Matthew Lovett-Barron Named 2021 Packard Fellow

      New UC San Diego assistant professor studying neural activity in schooling fish also selected as 2021 Searle Scholar

      UC San Diego neurobiologist Matthew Lovett-Barron was announced on Oct. 14, 2021 as a member of the 2021 class of Packard Fellows for Science and Engineering. Separately, earlier this year Lovett-Barron also was selected for the Searle Scholar Program.

    • UC San Diego Staff Member Mario Aguilera Earns Prestigious Science Writing Award

      UC San Diego Director of Communications for Biological Sciences Mario Aguilera has received the National Association of Sciences Writers (NASW) 2021 Excellence in Institutional Writing Award.

    • Neurobiologists Identify Widely Used Assembling and Stabilizing Forces behind Brain Synapses

      Neurological pathway shown for the first time to control the flow of synaptic transmission

      Postdoctoral Scholar Yue Ban, Professor Yimin Zou and their colleagues provide promising new evidence Oct. 6 in the journal Science Advances that the "planar cell polarity," or PCP, a powerful signaling pathway that systematically polarizes cells and tissues along the plane of the tissues, is a widely used mechanism for the formation and maintenance of a large number of synapses.

    • Students, Faculty and Staff Assemble Do-It-Yourself Air Filtration Boxes that Fight COVID-19 Spread

      Filters will be used in campus classrooms, lecture halls and labs throughout campus, and donated to The Preuss School UC San Diego

      As students returned to in-person classes, dozens of UC San Diego students, faculty and staff gathered on campus in one of the outdoor classrooms to build 250 do-it-yourself air filters to support our Return to Learn program.

    • NIH Names Cressida Madigan for 2021 New Innovator Award

      UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences' Cressida Madigan has been named to receive a 2021 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    • Ashley Juavinett Shares Her Story as a Queer Person in Academia

      Ashley Juavinett, assistant teaching professor at UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, presented her journey through academia as a queer person in the August installment of the SQUAD series.

    • Elizabeth Villa Selected as 2021 HHMI Investigator

      Biophysicist to receive nearly $9 million to advance the 'resolution revolution' in cell biology

      UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Elizabeth Villa has been selected as a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator.

    • Man in lab coat holding up and observing a cup with a clear liquid

      New Technology Designed to Genetically Control Disease-spreading Mosquitoes

      CRISPR-based system developed to safely restrain mosquito vectors via sterilization

      Leveraging advancements in CRISPR-based genetic engineering, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a new system that restrains populations of mosquitoes that infect millions each year with debilitating diseases.

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