Congratulations to Professor Amy Rowat for being the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty- Distinction in Undergraduate Research Mentorship!

 

 

Professor Rowat was one of only six awardees, in a large field of nominees with extraordinary records in the classroom, is a testimony to her accomplishments as a teacher, as well as her students and colleagues’ appreciation of them. Professor Rowat is so deserving of this award and the department is thrilled at the recognition

Distinguished Research Professor Peter Narins interviewed in Smithsonian Magazine in an article titled, “This Frog’s Lungs Work Like Noise-Cancelling Headphones”

Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Correa and Professor Xia Yang for their collaboration paper published in eLife, titled, “Estrogen receptor alpha in the brain mediates tamoxifen-induced changes in physiology in mice.”

 

 

The Correa and Yang labs published a paper titled, “Estrogen receptor alpha in the brain mediates tamoxifen-induced changes in physiology in mice”

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Leonila Lagunes for being awarded the prestigious UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Dr. Leonila Lagunes received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from California State University Fullerton and PhD in Biological Sciences with a focus on computational biology from the University of California Irvine under the supervision of both Drs. Lee Bardwell (Developmental and Cell Biology) and German Enciso (Mathematics). Currently, she is working in Dr. Eric Deeds’ lab, studying the proteasome assembly from both a systems biology approach and an experimental one. Her professional goals include teaching and conducting research. When Dr. Lagunes is not in the lab, she spends time bullet journaling, creating stationary and taking care of her many houseplants. Having a highly interdisciplinary training, she hopes to provide an inclusive and equitable environment for all students, including those with similar backgrounds and identities as her own.

Congratulations to Professor Xia Yang for receiving a grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International for her research!

 

Congratulations to Professor Xia Yang for receiving a grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International for her research titled “Network-based Systems Biology for T1D Drug Repositioning”

UCLA Life Sciences Kicks Off a New Lecture Series Called “Let’s Talk Science: Sleep, the Brain, and Human Health from Adolescents to Adults” on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m. PST

Illuminating conversation featuring:

Gene Block, Ph.D.

UCLA Chancellor

Adriana Galvan, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology Dean Undergraduate Education, UCLA College

Gina Poe, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology

with Q&A moderated by

Tracy Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular. Cell & Developmental Biology

Dean Life Sciences. UCLA College

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 5:30PM (PST)

Congratulations to Professor Xinshu (Grace) Xiao and her lab along with the @CCheng lab for their recent publication in Genome Biology!

Congratulations to Professor Xinshu (Grace) Xiao and her lab (Tracey Chan, Ting Fu, @jaehoonbahn,  @LatinoPhdGuy, Hyun-Ik Jun, Jae-Hyung Lee) along with the @CCheng lab for their recent publication titled “RNA editing in cancer impacts mRNA abundance in immune response pathways” in Genome Biology.

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-020-02171-4

Congratulations to Professor David Glanzman for his research which appears in the Society for Neuroscience’s online magazine, BrainFacts!

Congratulations to Professor David Glanzman for his research article titled, “The Search for the Engram: Where Memory Lives in the Brain” which appears in the Society for Neuroscience’s online magazine, BrainFactshttps://www.brainfacts.org/thinking-sensing-and-behaving/learning-and-memory/2020/the-search-for-the-engram-where-memory-lives-in-the-brain-102220

The Life Sciences Division at UCLA has an open rank faculty position available!

The Life Sciences Division at UCLA has an open rank faculty position available!

Physiologists with a strong commitment to promoting the success of underrepresented students are encouraged to apply!

Candidates must have Ph.D. in a life science related field and a history of commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations in addition to an outstanding record of scholarly publications and grant funding.

We highly encourage applications from women and individuals who are from groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05899

Professor Amy Rowat featured in the UCLA Newsroom

Professor Amy Rowat featured in the  UCLA Newsroom for her role in creating the curriculum for LAUSD students participating in a new UCLA science and food class!

https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-lausd-food-science-remote-summer-class