April 17, 2014 | UCI and Salk Institute study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke
By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to enter the brain immediately after stroke, researchers from UC Irvine and the Salk Institute reveal a Read More

March 7, 2014 | Dr. Justin Shaffer appointed as a New Case Scholar
The Science Case Network, a newly established Research Coordination Network for Undergraduate Biology Education, centers on expanding the use of and knowledge about two effective Read More

March 7, 2014 | Dr. Diane O’Dowd, HHMI Professor and Chair of Developmental and Cell Biology receives large 5 year NIH grant to study cellular mechanisms of epilepsy.
With a new $2.5 M grant from NINDS, O'Dowd's lab will study genetic epilepsies associated with mutations in the SCN1A sodium channel gene. There are Read More

March 7, 2014 | Dr. Ryan Schutte awarded a CIRM postdoctoral fellowship.
Dr. Schutte a postdoc in the O'Dowd lab was awarded a fellowship from the CIRM training grant to conduct functional studies of iPSC-derived neurons from Read More

December 2, 2013 | Kate McCusker’s findings further creation of regenerative therapies for humans
UCI study shows grafted limb cells acquire molecular ‘fingerprint’ of their new location For full article: Read More

September 30, 2013 | Dr. Ali Mortazavi, Assistant Professor in Developmental and Cell Biology, receives prestigious NIH Innovator Award
The 2.3 million dollar award over the next 5 years will support  Dr. Mortazavi's innovative research program that explores how DNA codes the precise activities of Read More

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