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November 20, 2017

cCNAS Professor Sean Cutler Named AAAS Fellow

Sean Cutler, a professor of plant cell biology at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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November 17, 2017

mThis Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash

Wired and others highlight a study led by Omar Akbari, assistant professor of entomoloy, and his team's successful development of transgenic mosquitoes through the use of gene-editing technologies.

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November 16, 2017

pNASA is studying Earth to Find Signs of Life on Distant Planets

Newsweek highlights research by Stephen Kane, associate professor of Earth sciences, and his participation in a Reddit AMA on the search for life on other planets by NASA Earth scientists.

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November 15, 2017

pHow and Why Blood Clots Shrink

UCR CNAS research elucidating how blood clots contract could help in the development of new treatments for heart attack and stroke.

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November 6, 2017

new facultyMeet the New Faculty for 2017

Recently honored at a new faculty reception on October 27, 19 scholars joined the ranks of CNAS faculty this year. See their photos and bios.

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November 5, 2017

cCynthia K. Larive Named UCR Provost

Larive, a CNAS alumna and professor of chemistry, served in a number of leadership positions in the college and UCR before being named as the university’s chief academic officer.

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November 3, 2017

tGrant to Help CNAS Researchers Fight Destructive Palm Weevil

Mark Hoddle, director of the Center for Invasive Species, and his team, will work with ISCA Technologies, a Riverside biotech company, to develop environmentally-friendly pest controls to save California’s iconic palm trees and protect the date palm industry from the invasive South American palm weevil.

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November 2, 2017

rCardé Named Fellow of California Academy of Sciences

Ring Cardé, distinguished professor and Alfred M. Boyce Chair in Entomology, has been named a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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October 25, 2017

rUCR Science Alumni Dr. Arthur D. Riggs '61 and Dr. John Leonard '78 Honored

The UCR Medallion was awarded to Riggs, a renowned researcher at City of Hope, and Leonard who is SVP for Development at Vaccinex Inc., was awared the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Both received their awards at the Chancellor's Dinner on October 21.

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October 25, 2017

ttEarthquake Risk Elevated with Detection of Spontaneous Tectonic Tremor in Anza Gap

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have detected spontaneous tectonic tremor, which may predict a massive earthquake in the future.

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October 20, 2017

Wenbo Ma CNAS Faculty Honored for Patents and Innovations

The First Annual UCR Patent Award Ceremony and EPIC anniversary took place October 11, honoring 27 UCR researchers who were issued patents in the last fiscal year, including 14 faculty from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

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December 1, 2016

Joselyn SotoSoto Awarded SACNAS Student Presentation Award

Undergraduate student Joselyn Soto was awarded a SACNAS Student Presentation Award for her presentation, “Morphological and Functional Consequences of Hippocampal Demyelination and Remyelination-Induced Recovery,” at 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Oct. 13-15. In addition to her research in the lab of Associate Professor Seema Tiwari-Woodruff in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Soto is a member of the MARC-U STAR program and serves as a CNAS Science Ambassador, Supplemental Instruction leader in the UCR Academic Resource Center, and participated in the UCR School of Medicine’s FastStart program.

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August 29, 2016

Yu-Chieh ChenChen Awarded HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Yu-Chieh “David” Chen, a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program who works in the lab of Anupama Dahanukar, an associate professor of entomology, has received one of 20 International Student Research Fellowships Program awarded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research will focus on insects, including, butterflies, moths, and flies, that undergo dramatic changes in the nervous system during metamorphosis. Chen will receive $86,000 over two years from HHMI.

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July 14, 2016

Neema AdhamiNeema Adhami Awarded UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Fellowship

Neema Adhami, a graduate student working with Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience Manuela Martins-Green, is one of only four students (and one of only two graduate students) to receive the new UC Smoke and Tobacco Free Fellowship Award. The goal of the fellowships, open to all UC undergraduate and graduate students, is to develop the next generation of leaders in reducing the harms and social costs from smoking and use of tobacco products worldwide.

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June 29, 2016

Hanni Schoniger and Jade ZamoranoUC President Recognizes CNAS Grads for Service

University of California President Janet Napolitano recognized recent graduates and members of the CNAS Science Ambassadors Hanni Schoniger and Jade Zamorano among the UC graduates who made the most of opportunity through public service. They created Change in Scientific Importance for Youth to motivate middle and high school students to go to college and pursue careers in STEM fields.

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