Congratulations to Dr. Mike Carey! He received his NIH grant renewal for the project titled " interplay between chromatin and co-activator complexes" from 5/1/14 – 1/31/18.

2014 MBI Postdoctoral Awards Ceremony and Reception

The 2014 MBI Postdoctoral Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM in 159 Boyer Hall. Reservations are not required. For further information: 310-825-1018

The Research Excellence Awards will be presented to the following Postdoctoral Fellows by their mentors:

Dr. Ian Blaby Mentor: Prof. Sabeeha Merchant
Dr. Justin Drake Mentor: Prof. Owen Witte
Dr. Peng Ge Mentor: Prof. Hong Zhou
Dr. Lin Jiang Mentor: Prof. David Eisenberg
Dr. Gonzalo Jimenez-Oses Mentor: Prof. Kendall Houk
Dr. Tyler Korman Mentor: Prof. Jim Bowie
Dr. Matt Pecot Mentor: Prof. Lawrence Zipurksy

Leonard Rome quoted in major article

Nanovaults Used to Prod Immune System to Fight Cancer -
The discovery of a new way to wake up the immune system using nanoparticle vaults was covered May 3 by Examiner.com, PhysOrg.com and Genetic Engineering News; May 4 by Drug Discovery & Development, FierceDrug Delivery.com, MedIndia.com and CancerNetwork.com; and May 5 by Ivanhoe News and the New Haven Independent. Leonard Rome was quoted.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block led a delegation to the White House

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block led a delegation to the White House for President Obama's announcement of a new federal effort to fund research to better understand the function of the human brain. Professor Kelsey Martin, chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry also attended as an invited guest for the President's introduction of the BRAIN Initiative. UCLA Newsroom - Chancellor Leads UCLA to White House for BRAIN Announcement

 

American Society for Nutrition Foundation establishes scholarship fund in memory of Marian Swendseid

Marian Swendseid passed away on January 14, 2014 at the age of 95. Dr. Swendseid held her secondary appointment with the Department of Biological Chemistry. A scholarship fund has been established by the American Society for Nutrition Foundation in her memory.

Judith Gasson announces retirement

Judith Gasson announces that she will retire in January, 2015. Dr. Gasson has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1983. She currently serves as Director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), President of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation (JCCF), and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM).

Charles Bogre

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Jeff Danger

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