Mitochondria Symposium

UCLA is hosting a one day Mitochondria Symposium.

UCLA is hosting a one day Symposium with the goal of discussing exciting ongoing research involving many aspects of mitochondrial study, such as bioenergetics, dynamics and genetics. Come and listen to 7 top mitochondrial scientists. Take the opportunity to interact and show them your research projects.

Enjoy a networking lunch with the speakers and display your mitochondrial work during the Junior Research Talks Competition and the Poster Session. You have the opportunity to win one of our 6 prizes

More information at https://www.uclamitosymposium.com/ or contact us at uclamitomeeting@gmail.com

 

UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute Genomics and Proteomics

JOB POSTING: Assistant Researcher

Researcher Series
UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute 

The Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics (http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as Assistant Researcher.

Brief Job Description:

Highly qualified, highly experienced applicants are invited to apply for a position of Assistant Researcher to develop a synthetic biochemistry platform for the production of biofuels and commodity chemicals. The Assistant Researcher will lead a team to build extremely stable enzymes for synthetic biochemistry systems. The ideal applicant will have extensive experience in protein structural biology, protein engineering, protein design, and structure determination. Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques is required. Proven independent creative research, mentoring and teamwork abilities are highly desired.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Visiting https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02999 for a complete description of the position, required and desired qualifications, and application instructions. Job post will close on June 10, 2017.

 

Congratulations Weizhe Hong!

Dr. Weizhe Hong has been selected to the 2017 class of the Searle Scholars! Congratulations Weizhe!!
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/faculty/ucla-neuroscientist-is-named-a-2017-searle-scholar

Congratulations Weizhe Hong!

Congratulations to Dr. Weizhe Hong for being selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience! The fellowships are “awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”
https://sloan.org/fellowships/2017-Fellows

Welcome Tom!

The Biological Chemistry Department welcomes our newest faculty member, Tom Vallim.

Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry
Assistant Professon, Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Vallim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at UCLA. Dr. Vallim was born in Brazil and emigrated to England as a teenager. In England, Dr. Vallim received his M.Sci and Ph.D from the University of Nottingham. As an undergraduate Ph.D student, Dr. Vallim’s research focused was on the transcriptional regulation of genes in lipid metabolism by dietary factors. In 2008, Dr. Vallim came to UCLA for his post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Peter Edwards. At UCLA, Dr. Vallim’s research was focused on identifying molecular mechanisms that underlie the regulation of bile acid metabolism, the major pathway of cholesterol excretion from the body. In 2013, Dr. Vallim was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCLA, and in 2016, Dr. Vallim also joined the Department of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Vallim runs the lab jointly with his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Tarling, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at UCLA. In 2013, Dr. Vallim was awarded the George J. Popják award from the UCLA Atherosclerosis Research Unit (ARU). In 2015, Dr. Vallim won the Irvine H. Page award by the American Heart Association and in 2016, the David L. Williams award at the Kern Lipid Conference. Dr. Vallim’s research is funded by the American Heart Association (AHA) and National Institute of Health (NIH). His research interests are in identifying molecular regulators of pathways that control lipid metabolism in health and disease.

http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/people/faculty/thomas-vallim

 

UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute

JOB POSTING: Assistant Researcher

Researcher Series
UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute 

The Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute (http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as Assistant Researcher. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, molecular, cell biology, or related fields, are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties:

  1. Standard molecular biology techniques including construction and preparation of recombinant bacterial plasmids for expression of proteins in bacteria.

  2. Synthesis of peptides, carrying natural and non-natural amino acids.

  3. Affinity purification, HPLC and mass spectrometry analysis of peptides and protein.

  4. Protein aggregation assays, such as Thioflavin T or Congo Red assays.

  5. Electron microscopy of amyloid fibrils and samples of interest.

  6. Protein gel electrophoresis under denaturing and non-denaturing conditions.

  7. Western-blot and dot-blot techniques for the detection of amyloid proteins.

  8. Preparation of cell lines and primary neuronal cultures.

  9. Cell-based toxicity assays, including analysis of the cell cycle phase, the level of reactive oxygen species, apoptosis,

    viability, metabolic activity etc.

  10. Structural analysis of peptides and proteins, by x-ray crystallography, circular dichroism (CD) and nuclear magnetic

    resonance (NMR), among other techniques.

  11. Design and perform in vivo experiments to study amyloid diseases.

  12. Analysis of data generated from in vivo experiments.

  13. Take appropriate actions to optimize and troubleshoot individual techniques as well as overall experiments. Recognize

    and take appropriate action when extended or repeated tests are required to produce meaningful results.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02768 for a complete description of the position, required and desired qualifications, and application instructions. Job post will close January 22, 2017. 

Congratulations Kelsey Martin!

Kelsey Martin has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

"Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service." For details, please visit: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-79-new…/

BC Welcome Reception 2016 Photos

To view photos of the BC Welcome Reception 2016 held on October 12th, please visit our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/uclabiolchem/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1306503879374071

 

Congratulations Eddy De Robertis!

Professor Eddy De Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree

On September 1st, 2016, Professor Eddy De Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, for his outstanding role in the development of Medical Sciences in Uruguay and his scientific contributions with worldwide impact to universal knowledge.

Eddy De Robertis is Distinguished Professor and Norman F. Sprague Chair of Molecular Oncology at the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He devoted his professional life to investigate the molecular mechanisms of embryonic development. To learn more about his research, please visit his lab home page: http://www.hhmi.ucla.edu/derobertis/index.html

Assistant Professor Position

Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Biological Chemistry (http://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Although preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an excellent record of creative research accomplishments. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The new faculty member will be expected to develop an innovative research program addressing fundamental biological questions and to contribute to departmental teaching. The position is state-supported with a guaranteed salary base, outstanding fringe benefits, and substantial start-up funds.

The deadline for submission of applications is October 30, 2016. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, a description of research plan (3-page limit excluding references), and three letters of reference electronically at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu under the “Biological Chemistry” heading (posting # JPF02482). References may submit their letters directly through the same website. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

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