Press Release Archive

August 2, 2013 | An interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Ken Cho receives large NIH grant to explore gene regulatory networks controlling cell fate in early vertebrate development
The $3M award from NICHD will support three UCI faculty, Dr. Ken Cho and Dr. Ali Mortazavi in Developmental & Cell Biology and Dr. Eric Read More

June 17, 2013 | Graduate Student Awards 2013
We are proud to congratulate our graduate students who received Graduate Awards from the School of Biological Sciences for 2013: Adam Tuttle (Schilling lab): Fine Science Read More

May 31, 2013 | UCI receives second five-year designation as Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Center of Excellence
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation recently designated the University of California, Irvine, as a Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Center of Excellence for a second five-year Read More

May 31, 2013 | Maksim Plikus contributes to discovery of circadian clock in mice hair reveals period of time when damage from radiotherapy can be quickly repaired, keeping hair intact
Discovering that mouse hair has a circadian clock – a 24-hour cycle of growth followed by restorative repair – researchers suspect that hair loss in Read More

April 19, 2013 | Ryan Schutte’s epilepsy research has earned him a Public Impact Fellowship
Mr. Ryan Schutte, a graduate student in the O'Dowd and Smith labs, is using fruit flies to understand how seizures are generated in Dravet Syndrome, Read More

April 1, 2013 | Amanda Janesick to be presented the Most Promising Future Faculty Member Award
The Department congratulates Ms. Amanda Janesick, who is a graduate student in the Blumberg lab, for her Most Promising Future Faculty Member Award. Recipients were Read More

March 13, 2013 | Ricardo Ramirez wins first place in the 2013 AAAS Student Poster Competition
The Department congratulates Ricardo Ramirez, who is a graduate student in the Mortazavi laboratory, for winning first place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category Read More

February 28, 2013 | Dr. Arthur Lander has been named the Donald Bren Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
This endowed chair recognizes Dr. Lander as one of the nation’s foremost scholars in the exciting new field of systems biology. Dr. Lander founded the Read More

December 12, 2012 | Four faculty from Dev and Cell selected as AAAS Fellows
The Department congratulates Drs. Bruce Blumberg, Ken Cho, David Gardiner and Tom Schilling for their selection as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement Read More

December 12, 2012 | Dr. Hans Bode and colleagues paper recognized as one of Top-5 most cited articles in Dev.Biology from 2009-2011
Dr. Bode, Professor in Developmental and Cell Biology, and his colleagues reported in the 2009 paper that early development of Hydra, a simple fresh-water invertebrate, Read More