Congratulations to two Biological Chemistry postdoctorals!

2012 MBI Postdoctoral Awards Ceremony & Reception. Recipients of the BOYER-PETER, PARVIN, and AMGEN Postdoctoral Awards will be announced at the ceremony and receive their awards from Paul Boyer, Phyllis Parvin (representing the Parvin Foundation) and Randy Hungate (representing Amgen, Inc.).  Research Excellence Awards will be presented to the following postdoctoral fellows by their mentors. Congratulations to two Biological Chemistry postdoctorals who were selected for this competitive reward: Dr. Toh Hean Ch'ng (mentor: Prof. Kelsey Martin) and Dr. Ajay Vashisht (mentor: Prof. James Wohlschlegel). PostdocAwardsPoster2012
Information on the Postdoctoral Recognition Awards: http://www.mbi.ucla.edu/mbi-sponsored/postdoc
See images here: http://www.mbi.ucla.edu/mbi-sponsored/2012-05-09/2012-mbi-postdoctoral-recognition-awards

Congratulations to Toh Hean Ch'ng from Kelsey Martin's lab, who is the recipient of the Pravin Foundation Postdoctoral Award given by the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA

Reid Johnson publishes article in the Journal of Bacteriology

Reid Johnson publishes "Robust translation of the nucleoid protein Fis requires a remote upstream AU element and is enhanced by RNA secondary structure." in the Journal of Bacteriology.

Pascal Egea publishes article in PLOS One

Pascal Egea publishes "Insights into the Mechanism of Bovine CD38/NAD+Glycohydrolase from the X-Ray Structures of Its Michaelis Complex and Covalently-Trapped Intermediates." in PLOS One.

Michael Grunstein publishes article in Molecular Cell

Michael Grunstein publishes "Histone H3 Lysine 56 Methylation Regulates DNA Replication through Its Interaction with PCNA" in Molecular Cell. Abstract

Jason Ernst publishes article in Cell Research

Jason Ernst publishes "Mapping enhancer and promoter interactions" in Cell Research.

The School of Medicine appoints Elizabeth F. Neufeld to Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

The School of Medicine is proud to appoint Elizabeth F. Neufeld, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry, to the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.  In this role, Dr. Neufeld will make recommendations on appointments and promotions of all basic scientists in our School. Dr. Neufeld is a world-famous geneticist and a world expert in the causes and treatment of mucopolysaccharide storage diseases. She has served as Chief of the Section of Human Biochemical Genetics and of the Genetics and Biochemistry Branch of the NIH as well as Chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry here at UCLA. Dr. Neufeld has received many countless honors, including the National Medal of Science and the Wolf Prize. In her new role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Neufeld succeeds Dr. Irving Zabin, who is retiring on April 1, 2012 after 62 years at UCLA.

Jason Ernst publishes article in Nature

Jason Ernst and Manolis Kellis publishes "ChromHMM: automating chromatin-state discovery and characterization" in Nature.

Greg Payne publishes article in Nature Cell Biology

Greg Payne publishes "Phosphoinositide-mediated clathrin adaptor progression at the trans-Golgi network" in Nature Cell Biology. Abstract

ABRF Communications Online Newsletter features UCLA's Dr. Audree Fowler

ABRF Communications Online Newsletter features UCLA's Dr. Audree Fowler. Dr. Fowler has worked with UCLA's Dr. Irving Zabin in the department of Biological Chemistry, was the Director of the UCLA Protein MicroSequencing Facility in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was on the first Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Executive Committee, and is a Docent at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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