March 5, 2015

SoybeansHow Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

According to a study done by Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist Frances Sladek and Assistant Project Scientist Poonamjot Deol, genetically modified soybean oil is as unhealthy as conventional soybean oil, but with one benefit: it doesn’t cause resistance to insulin.

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February 27, 2015

FossilReport Demonstrates Factors Leading to Prevalence of Tetrapod Swim Tracks in Fossils in Utah

Professor of Paleontology Mary L. Droser and her former graduate student Tracy J. Thomson have published a report in the journal Geology that concludes a unique combination of factors in Early Triassic delta systems resulted in the production and unusually widespread preservation of the swim tracks of tetrapods (four-footed land-living vertebrates). Factors include delayed ecologic recovery, depositional environments and tetrapod swimming behavior. The Early Triassic period followed the largest mass extinction event in Earth’s history.

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February 20, 2015

ChariChari Named Twice to Mathematics Publication’s Most Highly-Cited Articles List

Professor of Mathematics Vyjayanthi Chari has been highlighted twice in a list of most highly-cited articles published in the International Mathematics Research Notices. Chari’s research paper “Characters and blocks for finite-dimensional representations of quantum affine algebras” (along with a coauthor) ranked 3, while her paper “Braid group actions and tensor products” ranked 21. Chari is an expert in representation theory, a fundamental area of mathematics used to understand abstract algebraic ideas by representing them as matrices.

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February 18, 2015

LyonsLyons Named Geochemical Fellow

Timothy Lyons, distinguished professor of biogeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences, has been named a 2015 Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. The honorary title is awarded to outstanding scientists who have made major contributions to the field of geochemistry. Lyons, his research group, and UCR colleagues explore the evolving compositions of the early atmosphere and oceans.

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March 5, 2015

High School Students Graduate Students Coach Local High School Students for Regional Science Olympiad

A team of 23 CNAS graduate students are volunteering their time to coach grade 5-10 students at the Riverside STEM Academy as they prepare for the 2015 Inland Empire Science Olympiad, a rigorous academic interscholastic competition that covers biology, Earth sciences, chemistry, physics and technology.

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February 2, 2015

Heather Hulton VanTassel Graduate Student Receives Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Heather Hulton VanTassel, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Assistant Professor of Biology Kurt Anderson, has achieved the high honor of being selected as a 2014 Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. The foundation invests in individuals and organizations that drive positive environmental change. VanTassel studies how species respond to environmental disturbances, such as fire and non-native grass species.

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January 29, 2015

HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship Undergrads Awarded Exceptional Research Opportunities Fellowships by HHMI

Undergraduates Alberto Corona (cell, molecular and developmental biology), Jenna Roper (bioengineering) and Jack Wang (biochemistry) have won prestigious fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to do cutting-edge research this summer for ten weeks in top laboratories in the country. Each $5,000 fellowship covers all travel and housing costs, supports full-time research mentored by an HHMI scientist anywhere in the United States as well as attendance at two annual HHMI meetings.

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January 16, 2015

Graduate Students Research Electronic Cigarettes Graduate Students Present E-cigarette Research at FDA Workshop in the Capitol

Monique Williams and Rachel Behar, who research e-cigarettes under the guidance of Prue Talbot, a professor of cell biology and neuroscience, were invited by the Food and Drug Administration to participate in a public workshop focusing on e-cigarettes and public health in Washington, D.C., in December 2014.

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