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November 12, 2014 | Arthur Lander, On Modeling Normal Versus Rampant Cell Growth
How do the basics of what goes on in our tissues during normal development give us a better understanding of what happens when things go Read More

November 6, 2014 | Recipients of 2014-15 Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Announced
On October 27, 2014, the Irvine Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California announced the winners of its 2014-2015 Distinguished Faculty Awards.  Read More

June 25, 2014 | Sun Lab Visits Brywood Elementary School to Study DNA
The Sha Sun lab visited fifth-grade students at Brywood Elementary School and extracted DNA from strawberries on June 5 in an hourlong project to teach Read More

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: http://www.bio.uci.edu/2013/10/uci-study-shows-grafted-limb-cells-acquire-molecular-fingerprint-new-location/ 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