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Past Issues

  • Bee pollinating plant

    Issue 11: Spring 2024

    In the Spring 2024 issue of the Biological Sciences newsletter, you’ll hear about UC San Diego’s designation as a “Bee Campus” and the professor behind the effort. You will also read about: New research from Assistant Professor Emma Farley’s lab on genetic switches that control the location and timing of gene expression; new honors for Neurobiology Department Professor Terry Sejnowski; the faculty members selected as new Sloan Research Fellows; and you’ll get to meet recently graduated BioSci master’s student Keeley Lanigan.

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  • UCSD alum Letzy Vargas

    Issue 10: Winter 2024

    Read all about: The three School of Biological Sciences professors who are among the most highly cited researchers in the world; a new diversity-focused STEM education research program; an In Memoriam article and tributes for Biological Sciences’ founding dean; an innovative first-year biology class that led to 28 undergraduates publishing new research; the new Founding Faculty Award winner; and see a profile on new Biological Sciences Professor Rommie Amaro and how her team develops state-of-the-art computational techniques to investigate complex biological systems.

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  • UCSD alum Letzy Vargas

    Issue 9: Fall 2023

    The Fall 2023 newsletter welcomes the new class of Biological Sciences PhD students. We also remember Eduardo Macagno, BioSci’s first dean; spotlight Rachel Kandel, who connects individuals with the resources needed to bring their discoveries outside of the laboratory; celebrate Professor Gentry Patrick as the Kavli and Dr. William and Marisa Rastetter Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Neurobiology; feature AI as a catalyst in gene activation research; and meet BioSci alum Brandon Güell, a celebrated wildlife photographer.

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  • UCSD alum Letzy Vargas

    Issue 8: Summer 2023

    Inside our 2023 summer newsletter, read about new Biological Sciences graduate Letzy Vargas—a first-generation Mexican-American student with a passion for science; UC San Diego celebrates San Diego Pride with queer scientists challenging established norms; six Biological Sciences graduate students are awarded prestigious 2023 Graduate Research Program fellowships; artificial intelligence drives new frontiers in biology; new insights on plant growth; a new gift targets gaps in circadian biology and medicine; and more.

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  • UCSD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Leadership

    Issue 7: Spring 2023

    Biological Sciences research featured on the cover of two of the world’s top journals are highlights of the Spring 2023 School of Biological Sciences newsletter. Also read about a new project focusing on bizarre “jumbo” viruses; a video about researchers identifying an elusive carbon dioxide sensor in plants; a key groundbreaking at the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve; two new members of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science; and much more.

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  • UCSD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Leadership

    Issue 6: Winter 2023

    Highlights of the winter edition of the School of Biological Sciences newsletter include: Biology Areas Ranked in U.S. News and World Report's Top 10 List; a new EDI award for Sonya Neal; new views on stroke; Nick Spitzer's golden anniversary; Susan Golden wins Pioneer Award; Winners of the Mentorship and Fellowship Awards; Meet Postdoctoral Scholar Julia Gauberg; Students take first place in Undergraduate Library Research Prize; 5 questions for alum Dennis Sherwood; BioSci's Deep Look program wins Telly Award; and other news items.

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  • UCSD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Leadership

    Issue 5: Fall 2022

    The Fall School of Biological Sciences Newsletter features: A new name and new Look for a new era of biology; two new National Academy of Sciences members; the world's first biodegradable shoe; EDI fellowships awarded; meet Postdoctoral Scholar Grisel Cruz-Becerra; new KIBM postdoctoral scholars; five questions for BioSci alumna Sara Riordan; and many other stories and features.

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  • UCSD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Leadership

    Issue 4: Summer 2022

    In the summer 2022 edition of the Biological Sciences newsletter: UC San Diego and Thermo Fisher Enter Innovative Partnership; Technology Sandbox Named for Goeddel Family; The Class of 2022: Two Outstanding Graduates; A Map for the Sense of Smell; Women Scientists Featured at Smithsonian; BioSci Alums Honored; New UC Alliance for Latinx Teaching Professors; Meet Postdoc Richard Sánchez; and more.

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    Issue 3: Spring 2022

    The third issue of the Biological Sciences newsletter features: Top 10 U.S. News Rankings for Biological Sciences; Elizabeth Villa named HHMI Investigator; Researchers Develop Rapid Diagnostic Tool for SARS-CoV-2; What To Do with Pablo's Hippos?; Ashley Juavinett Shares Her Story as a Queer Person in Academia; Meet Staff Member Fadi Rahawi; and more.

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  • Fourth-year human biology major Siara Magee is one of the first students taking part in a new UC San Diego Co-Op Program that offers an immersive work and training experience in an industrial life sciences setting

    Issue 2: Winter 2022

    In this issue: Biological Science Launches Immersive Work Experience and Corporate Affiliate Programs; A Fundraising Campaign Gives Kendall-Frost Marsh a Fresh Start; Gentry Patrick Leads New Center for Empathy and Social Justice in Human Health; BioSci at 60: Mentorship, Then and Now; Decoding a Killer; and more.

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  • Rivera-Chávez in the lab alongside Cinthia Garcia, Rivera- Chávez lab manager.

    Issue 1: Summer 2021

    In the debut issue of the School of Biological Sciences newsletter: A Push to Innoculate Vaccination Disparity; Time to Rock and Roach; A New Program Broadens Diversity in Neurobiology; Meet Staff Member Jennifer Roth; and much more.

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