December 23, 2010 - Eddy De Robertis publishes "Wnt Signaling Requires the Sequestration of Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 inside Multivesicular Endosomes" in the journal "Cell" showing a mechanism that regulates protein stabilty in cells which point to potential targets for new cancer therapies. UCLA Newsroom
November 19, 2010 - John Colicelli published "ABL fusion oncogene transformation and inhibitor sensitivity are mediated by the cellular regulator RIN1" in "Leukemia".
November 9, 2010 - THE W. ALDEN SPENCER AWARD is given each year by the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University to investigators in recognition of outstanding research contributions in neural science. The 2010 Spencer Award recognizes Marc Tessier-Lavigne and S. Lawrence Zipursky for their seminal contributions.
October 27, 2010 - Lenore Arab awarded an NIH grant titled "Improving Dietary Assessment in Pregnant Women and Children inthe National Children's Study" and "PHYS-02 Evaluation of Ulnar Length Measurement for Use in the National Children's Study"
October 7, 2010- Neural Circuits Symposium from 8:30 AM - 6 PM in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium. This symposium was organized by Jack Feldman, Kelsey Martin, and Larry Zipursky and was made possible with generous support from the UCLA Chancellor's Office, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine Dean's Office, UCLA NIH Training Grant in Neural Microcircuits, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Departments of Biological Chemistry, Neurobiology and Neurology, the UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, and the UCLA-ACNP Center for the Study of the History of Neuropsychopharmacology.
October 5, 2010 - Pascal Egea published "Lateral opening of a translocon upon entry of protein suggests the mechanism of insertion into membranes" in "The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science".
September 15, 2010 - Dr. Reid Johnson published a study in Genes and Development -
"Chromatin-dependent binding of the S. cerevisiae HMGB protein Nhp6A affects nucleosome dynamics and transcription"
September 9, 2010 - The SfN Brain Research Institute/Semel Travel Awards for Neuroscience Students and Postdoctoral Research announced the following awardees:
Graduate Student Award Winners:
Elliott Meer, working with Kelsey Martin
Wei Wu, working with Larry Zipursky
Postdoctoral Scholar Award Winners:
Toh Hean Ch'ng, working with Kelsey Martin (Fine Science Tools Award)
September 3, 2010 - Dr. Kathrin Plath published a study in the journal "Cell Stem Cell" showing that induced pluripotent stem cells retain an inactive X chromosome that may create a model for muscular dystrophy, X-linked diseases.. News release. CIRM Research Results Associated Press
September 2010 - Ritchie Ho (mentor Kathrin Plath) is chosen to receive a Paul Boyer Outstanding Teaching Award. In recognition of this achievement he will receive a check for $1000 and a certificate at the 2010 MBI Lake Arrowhead Retreat.
August 25, 2010 - Dr. Joseph Loo published "Comparative Human Salivary and Plasma Proteomes" in the Journal of Dental Research.
Dr. Peter Edwards published a study in "Molecular Endocrinology" with a featured cover on "Activation of the Farnesoid X Receptor Provides Protection against Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatic Toxicity". Endocine News article.
July 30, 2010
Rachel Senturia (mentor Feng Guo) is awarded the Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science. Each awardee receives up to $4000 to be used for scientific travel, books, supplies, computers, and software. The award will be presented at the MBI retreat in Lake Arrowhead October 15-17, 2010.
May 5, 2010
The 12th Annual MBI Postdoctoral Recognition Awards recognized Ohtan Wang, Ph.D. (mentor: Kelsey Martin) as the recipient of the Parvin Foundation Award. Postdoctoral Merit Awardees included Mark Chin (mentor Kathrin Plath) and Gustavo Miranda-Carboni (mentor Tim Lane).
April 30, 2010
The Oral Presentation and Poster Awardees for the 2010 Biological Chemstry Retreat held at Covell Commons are:
Meghan McLean (mentor Reid Johnson) for her presentation of "A Structural Model of a Site-Specific Recombination Intermediate"
Orkun Akin (mentor Larry Zipursky) for his poster on "Live Imaging of the Drosophila Visual System Development Using Two Photons Microscopy"
March 17, 2010
Dr. Greg Payne published a study in the EMBO Journal on the novel role for the SAM domain in the regulation of the clathrin adaptor function in endocytosis.
March 11, 2010
Dr. Leena Peltonen, founding chair of the UCLA Department of Human Genetics (1998-2002) and joint appointee in the Department of Biological Chemistry passed away on March 11, 2009. - Helsingin Sanomat
March 1, 2010
Dr. Leonard Rome's work with vaults is detailed in the March issue of "The Scientist". The Rome lab theorized that vaults function as delivery vessels for proteins and cell nuclei.
David Eisenberg appointed the inaugural chair of the Paul D. Boyer Professorship in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
October 30, 2009
James Wohlschlegel - published in Science - "Control of Iron Homeostasis by an Iron-Regulated Ubiquitin Ligase"
October 4, 2009
The Los Angeles Times Magazine "The California Cure" features interviews with several California innovators including Dr. Leonard Rome.
September 28, 2009
Siavash Kurdistani - NIH Director's New Innovator Award - "A Blueprint for Oncogenic Epigenetic Reprogramming" - NIH Press Release
September 8, 2009
Edward De Robertis appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Benedict XVI - Westside Today - Palisades Post - JCCC Press Release - Century City News
June 11, 2009
Kathrin Plath recipient of the first John H. Walsh Young Investigator Research Prize
May 31, 2009
Emil Smith, former chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry, passed
away on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - LA Times Obituary
April 28, 2009
Larry Zipursky elected to the National Academy of Sciences joining David Eisenberg (1989), Michael Grunstein (2008), Elizabeth Neufeld (1977)
April 6, 2009
Siavash Kurdistani - Global levels of histone modifications predict prognosis in different cancers.
January 22, 2009
Kathrin Plath - Role of the Murine Reprogramming Factors in the Induction of Pluripotency
July 20, 2011