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October 13, 2017

Nathan GaborPhysicist Nathan Gabor Named a 2017 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

The assistant professor of physics is one of only 15 exceptional early career investigators to receive the prestigious two-year appointment this year.

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October 9, 2017

solar panelsRevolutionizing the Way Solar Energy is Collected

A research team led by Assistant Professor of Physics Nathaniel M. Gabor has developed a photodetector- a device that senses light- which could have broad impact on the efficiency of solar energy collection. The study appears in the journal Nature Nanotechnology

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October 6, 2017

microbiomeSymposium Launches New Microbiome Initiative for UCR

The UCR Microbiome “Initiative,” a new program meant to bring researchers together who focus on the microbiome from around the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) and the School of Medicine (SOM), held its Inaugural Symposium and Datablitz on Sept. 27.

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October 2, 2017

SladekCNAS Study Shows the Upside and Downside of Genetically Modified Soybean Oil

Research led by Professor of Cell Biology and Divisional Dean for Life Sciences Francene Sladek has tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil. The findings were published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

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September 14, 2017

Manuela Martins-GreenNew Findings On The Effects of Thirdhand Smoke Exposure 

The research, led by Manuela Martins-Green, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, found that exposure effects health as early as one month after initiation, and worsens over time. 

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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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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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