Dr. Xumei Chen

Q & A with Dr. Xuemei Chen

SCIENCE DIRECT -- Xuemei Chen grew up in the northeastern city of Harbin in China and received her BS degree in Biology from Peking University in Beijing. She came to the USA in 1989 to pursue her PhD at Cornell University. Under the supervision of David Stern at the Boyce Thompson Institute, she used molecular...
By ScienceDirect Staff |

Researchers working to grow algae for biofuels in the dark using solar energy

FORBES -- In the dark? That’s not how we normally think of plants being grown. But it’s a method that could be used to grow algae as a renewable fuel source, with even better results than regular ol’ sunlight. The researchers working on this are from University of California, Riverside (UCR) and it’s part of...
By Jeff Kart | Forbes |
Matthew Collin, Genomics Core Manager, left, and Assistant Professor Juliet Morrison

UCR virologist receives prestigious award from alma mater

Juliet Morrison, an assistant professor in UCR’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, has been honored by her alma mater, Bard College, with the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science. The award honors scientists who demonstrate a breadth of concern and depth of commitment characterized by the pioneering father-and-son 18th century physicians...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |
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Rapidly changing flowering times imperil pollinators

Plants are not simply flowering earlier with climate change, as is often reported in the media. Instead, they are responding to the changing climate in more complex ways. The rates at which communities of plants are shifting their flowering times differ greatly in different locations, even when those locations are only a couple hundred meters...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |
UCR campus, aerial view

UCR ranked among 10 best California colleges

UC Riverside has cracked the top 10 of Money magazine’s 10 Best Colleges in California rankings in 2020. The rankings, released Feb. 18, are based on its 2019 "Best Colleges For Your Money" list, which scores institutions on affordability, quality of education, and student outcomes. UCR jumped 20 places to No. 12 in that list...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |
Exequiel Ezcurra Isla San Pedro Martir

Ecologist Exequiel Ezcurra receives AAAS Science Diplomacy Award

Exequiel Ezcurra will receive the 2020 Award for Science Diplomacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his leadership in bringing together research, education, outreach, and policy in service of environmental protection, particularly at the United States-Mexico border. Ezcurra, a professor of ecology in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at...
By Holly Ober | Inside UCR |
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