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December 12, 2018

Undergraduate student SergioUCR physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia has an extraordinary opportunity to do hands-on work in one of the most famous centers for scientific research in the world. He will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

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December 12, 2018

Mosquito repellentNatural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

A startup founded by UC Riverside molecular, cell and systems biology professor Anandasankar Ray based on his discovery of natural mosquito repellent compounds, won $50,000 in seed funding in a competition between entrepreneurs from the University of California system.

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December 10, 2018

Natural ReservesUCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Four graduate students at UCR are among 20 University of California graduate students who will be supported by funding from the UC Natural Reserve System’s 2018-19 Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

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December 4, 2018

plant    UCR scientists identify how plants sense temperature

Meng Chen, associate professor of cell biology at UCR, is leading a team to explore the role of phytochrome B, a molecular signaling pathway that may play a pivotal role in how plants respond to temperature.

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November 27, 2018

laptopNine CNAS researchers named to "Highly Cited Researchers List" 2018

Julia Bailey-Serres, Sean Cutler, Pingyun FengChun Ning Lau, Timothy Lyons, Bahram MobasherSang-Youl ParkNaveen Reddy, and Yadong Yin make the 2018 list of the most cited researchers worldwide, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

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November 19, 2018

Dr. KuhlmanStudy deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago

Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago.

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November 18, 2018

Slam winnersAnnouncing our CNAS Student Science Slam Winners:

Congratulations to the winners of this year's CNAS Student Science Slam during UCR's Homecoming 2018: Jessica Tingle (1), Alexandria Costatino (2), and Madison Hernandez (3). Please read more on our Alumni and Friends page:

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November 17, 2018

Slam winnersUCR homecoming showcases old traditions, cutting-edge science labs:

UC Riverside alumni returned Nov. 16 and 17 to see a campus that’s changed in many ways since they graduated. “Science Ambassadors” led tours of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences’s teaching and research labs Saturday.

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November 11, 2018

Dr. Barton
HIV study explains how latent and rebound viruses are related

John Barton, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and an expert in statistical physics and evolutionary dynamics, is a coauthor on a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examines how latent HIV viruses – viruses that are inactive and “hiding” within cells – relate to the viruses that restart active infection when patients cease drug treatment.

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November 5, 2018

Dr. Glassman
Sydney Glassman studies the effects of changing climates on nutrient-recycling microbes

Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside, Sydney Glassman and her team experimented on the different reactions that microbes show under various temperatures. 

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November 5, 2018

Dr. Gabor
Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: ‘electron quantum metamaterials’

Nathaniel Gabor, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside and colleague at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, formulate a vision for the field in a perspective article.

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November 2, 2018

Icosahedral structures
Physicists explain how large spherical viruses form

A team of physicists and a virologist, led by Roya Zandi, professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCR, has published a research paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences explaining how large virus shells are formed.

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October 31, 2018

Dr. Karine Le Roche
Generous funding to malaria-parasite researcher promises new therapeutic strategies

Karine Le Roch, a professor in the UCR Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, researches the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. She is the PI on two grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling nearly $6.6 million.

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October 26, 2018

Dr. Nunney
Study explains why tall people are more prone to cancer

Leonard Nunney, an evolutionary biologist at UCR, examined data from four large-scale surveillance projects on 23 cancer categories. Study results appear in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: "Size matters: height, cell number, and a person's risk of cancer".

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