Lenore Arab awarded an NIH grant

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"

Neural Circuits Symposium from 8:30 AM - 6 PM in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

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.

Pascal Egea publishes paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

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".

Dr. Reid Johnson published a study in Genes and Development

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"

SfN Brain Research Institute/Semel Travel Awards for Neuroscience

 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)

Dr. Kathrin Plath published a study in the journal "Cell Stem Cell

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 releaseCIRM Research Results Associated Press

Ritchie Ho is chosen to receive a Paul Boyer Outstanding Teaching Award

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.

Dr. Joseph Loo publishes article in the Journal of Dental Research

Dr. Joseph Loo published "Comparative Human Salivary and Plasma Proteomes" in the Journal of Dental Research.

Dr. Peter Edwards publishes a study in "Molecular Endocrinology"

Dr. Peter Edwards published a study in "Molecular Endocrinology" with a featured coveron "Activation of the Farnesoid X Receptor Provides Protection against Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatic Toxicity". Endocine News article.

Rachel Senturia is awarded the Audree Fowler Fellowship in Protein Science

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.

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