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September 8, 2017

orangesCNAS Researchers Are On the Forefront in the Fight Against a Deadly Citrus Disease

With the recent discovery of Huanglongbing (HLB) in Riverside, a disease that has decimated citrus trees in Florida, CNAS faculty have been working with government and industry officials to detect and fight the disease while pioneering new ways to treat infected trees and prevent HLB's spread. 

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August 28, 2017 

SongbirdNew Article by Professor Janet Franklin Highlights Impact of Global Warming on Ecosystems

The article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looks at the disappearance of certain bird species in the Bahamas during a warming event 12,000 years ago. 

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August 15, 2017

mosquitoNew Center to Fight Vector-Borne Diseases

An $8 Million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new joint research center with UC Davis, the Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. 

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August 8, 2017

Hollis WoodardEntomologist Hollis Woodard in New York Times ScienceTake Video

The CNAS assistant professor of entomology discusses "Why do bees buzz?" 

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July 20, 2017

NSF logoThree CNAS Faculty Among Those Chosen for NSF Early Career Awards

Asst. Prof. of Chemistry Boniface Fokwa, Asst. Prof. of Physics and Astronomy Nathaniel Gabor and Asst. Prof. of Mathematics Yulong Xing are awarded grants in recognition of their promising research and education excellence.

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July 19, 2017

mosquito on human fingerTeam Led by CNAS Entomologist Wins $14.9 Million Grant to Combat Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

Funded by a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Assistant Professor of Entomology Omar Akbari will lead research efforts on how advanced gene editing technologies can control mosquitos. 

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July 14, 2017

Dean Kathryn UhrichDean Kathryn Uhrich Elected To College of Fellows for Controlled Release Society

The honor from the country's leading professional organization for delivery science and technology, was given to Uhrich, a chemist, for her "innovative research on polymers for controlled release applications [which] has advanced the field." 

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July 6, 2017

rain dropsCNAS Climatologist Predicts More Rain for California in the Coming Years

Robert Allen, associate professor in the Earth Sciences department, with graduate student Rainer Luptowitz, published an article in the journal Nature Communications, showing that despite predictions of a drier climate due to global warming, California will actually get wetter in the years ahead. 

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June 26, 2017

Katayoon DeheshMolecular Biochemist Named to German National Academy of Sciences

Katayoon Dehesh, known for her work on how stress signals are sensed in plants, joins an academy whose past members include Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. 

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May 5, 2017

Sue WesslerUC Riverside Geneticist Named Royal Society Foreign Member

Susan Wessler, a distinguished professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a foreign member of the Royal Society, the leading science academy of the United Kingdom, whose past membership includes Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein.

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May 4, 2017

SladekCNAS Names New Divisional Dean of Life Sciences

Frances Sladek, professor of cell biology and toxicologist, has been named the Divisional Dean for Life Sciences in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). Her three-year appointment begins July 1, 2017. 

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April 25, 2017

Abigail BurrCNAS Scholarship Recipients Announced

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Executive Committee announced the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 CNAS scholarships. Among the recipients were two CNAS Science Ambassadors, Amanda Tedesco and Abigail Burr and UCR's recent Goldwater Scholar, Shannon Sweitzer.

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March 20, 2017

Robert HaddonRobert C. Haddon Memorial Symposium - April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Robert C. Haddon Memorial Symposium will be held on April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception to follow). RSVP by March 30 by email (carol.lerner@ucr.edu) or call (951) 827-5089. Location: UC Riverside - Winston Chung Hall 205/206 (Parking available in Lot 13). 

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December 14, 2016

Michael PirrungPirrung Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Michael C. Pirrung is among 11 University of California innovators who were recently elected to the National Academy of Inventors for “. . . creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”

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December 8, 2016

SHINESSHINES to Host Workshop on Spintronics and Thermal Transport

With support from the Vice Chancellor for Research, UCR's Energy Frontier Research Center on Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) will hold a workshop at UCR’s Palm Desert Center on January 12-13, 2017. The workshop will focus on recent developments at the frontiers of spintronics and thermal transport in nano-materials and nano-devices.

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November 10, 2016

Gillian WilsonWilson Named Interim Deputy Director of UC Observatories

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Gillian Wilson has been named interim deputy director of UC Observatories, a multi-campus astronomical research unit with headquarters on the UC Santa Cruz campus. The unit operates the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, technical labs at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and is also a managing partner of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The appointment comes just months after Wilson was named chair of the University of California Observatories Advisory Committee.

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October 25, 2016

Distant PlanetAre We Alone?
The search for alien life is defining a new era of space exploration—from Mars and icy moons in our solar system to Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. Join us for the 2016-2017 Science Lecture Series to learn how scientists hope to find life beyond Earth, and explore what that means for humanity. 

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July 11, 2016

Mahi fishStudy Shows Lingering Toxic Effects of Oil Pollution on Development of Fish Embryos and Larvae

In the first experiment evaluating the effects of oil from the three-million-barrel leak from the Deep Water Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Professor of Aquatic Ecotoxicology Daniel Schlenk found that the weathering of the oil produced significant changes in gene expression related to critical functions in Mahi embryos and larvae.

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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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