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!
Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Correa for receiving a grant from the NIH-NIA National Institute on Aging for her research titled: “Estrogenic Modulation of Neural Circuits that Control Temperature”!
Professor Elaine Hsiao and Dr. Helen Vuong featured in the UCLA Newsroom for their publication “Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment” in Nature. https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/maternal-microbiota-and-the-fetal-brain?_ga=2.228257055.340549116.1600099584-1803867962.1594147590
IBP Professor Gina Poe’s joint research study with EEB Professor Van Savage featured in the UCLA Newsroom, “UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep”.
Congratulations to IBP Postdoc, Sam Norris (Rowat lab) for receiving a grant from NIH-NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for his research titled “Signature Spatiotemporal Mechanical Inhomogeneities in the Embryonic Oral Epithelium and Mesenchyme Lead to Tooth Invagination”
“Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” – David Bowie
Pearl was born and raised in East Los Angeles, an earnest and inquisitive oldest child of four, who found her love of science during her undergraduate studies at UC Riverside. To further explore interests in research and medicine, she pursued a Master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at San Diego State University (SDSU). At SDSU, she gained research technical expertise in cardiac pathophysiology and the development of cellular therapies to treat ischemic injury in the heart, in addition to the critical thinking required to perform and succeed at independent research, in the lab of Dr. Mark Sussman. After receiving a PhD from SDSU and UCSD in 2015, she began a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Small at the University of Rochester where she studied novel mechanisms of epicardium-directed coronary vasculature formation during cardiac development and disease. Transitioning to UCLA – where she is elated to be hired as an Assistant Professor, and where she can return and contribute to her family, community, and home in Los Angeles – her research lab will focus on evaluating novel cellular and paracrine signaling programs that stimulate angiogenesis in cardiac development, discoveries which may be used to promote cardiac remodeling and repair in the heart after myocardial infarction. Pearl is looking forward to beginning her research program and contributing to the mentoring and education of students at UCLA!
Congratulations to IBP Professor Xia Yang @YangLabUCLA and her collaborator, Dr. Weizhe Hong @TheHongLab from the Department of Biological Chemistry, for being awarded the 20-21 UCLA CART (Center for Autism Research and Treatment) Pilot Grant to study “Multi-omics Integration to Identify ASD Network Perturbations and Reposition Drugs” and foray into autism research! @UCLAAutismCART
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Art Arnold who was awarded grants from NIH-NIA National Institute on Aging, and from the Food and Drug Administration, to support the annual meetings of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences
Congratulations to Professor Stephanie Correa who was awarded a NIH R21 grant to investigate the effects of endocrine therapy on thermoregulation!
Congratulations to Professor Claudio Villanueva for his research paper titled “Mitochondrial pyruvate carrier is required for optimal brown fat thermogenesis” to be published in the journal eLife
Here is the link to the paper.
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