Kathrin Plath publishes paper in Cell Biology

Kathrin Plath published "Pluripotency in 3D: genome organization in pluripotent cells" in Current Opinion in Cell Biology.

Congratulations to Mike Carey for best of 2012 papers!

Michael Carey's Journal of Biological Chemistry paper, “Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) Disassembles RNA Polymerase II Preinitiation Complexes,” was designated as one of the best papers published by the journal in 2012. Out of 22 papers, from over 4,000, were selected to receive this special designation. The Best of 2012 papers is freely accessible. Congratulations Dr. Carey!

Utpal Banerjee publishes paper in Cell Cycle

Utpal Banerjee publishes "Oncogenic pathway utilizes mitochondial fusion machinery to support growth" in Cell Cycle

Congratulations to Larry Zipursky on his selection as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Congratulations to Larry Zipursky, on his selection as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science!

Larry was honored for “distinguished contributions to the field of developmental neurobiology, particularly for discovering molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of neural circuits.”

In October 2012, the AAAS Council elected new members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 16 February 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished

Reid Johnson publishes in Molecular Microbiology

Reid Johnson publishes "Variation of the folding and dynamics of the Escherichia coli chromosome with growth conditions" in Molecular Microbiology.

UCLA Department of Biological Chemistry Faculty Members

Judith Gasson quoted in LA times

Dr. Judith Gasson, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center director and professor of medicine and biological chemistry, was quoted Oct. 23 in a Los Angeles Times article about cancer treatment advances beyond chemotherapy.





Michael Grunstein is included in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Laureates

Michael Grunstein is included in the 2012 Thomson Reuters Laureates for his research on fundamental discoveries in genetic regulation. Article

Robert Morgan Fink passes at 96

Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of natural causes at his Pacific Palisades home. Dr. Fink was a pioneer who "is remembered as a very good scientist who did important work," said Elizabeth Neufeld, former chairwoman of the Department of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The Finks were perhaps best known for a 1948 breakthrough in thyroid biochemistry called the "paper chromatography technique." They used radioactive "tracer" chemicals on small samples of the thyroid and other body tissues, which caused them to essentially photograph themselves — and expose new and previously inconceivable detail. The technique was later adapted to determine if chemotherapy was helping cancer patients. Los Angeles Times Obituary

Maryam Nafissi receives he EMBO Short Term Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Maryam Nafissi, from Reid Johnson's Lab, for receiving the EMBO Short Term Fellowship Award. The Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant’s laboratory.


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