Alison Frand receives grant from NSF

Congratulations to Alison Frand, who has received the grant Characterizing New Apical Matrix Proteins from NSF. She will receive $80,000 dedicated for her research for three years.

Lifestyle Recommendations Reduce Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors

Lifestyle Recommendations Reduce Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors
Alltop, Netkafa, Natural News, Zee News, Viet Xuan, Medindia, Food Exposed, N4sa.com, nePakistan, Nursing-Resource.com, Business Standard, South Asia Mail, Breaking News, Cancer Cure Asia July 5; Urology Times July 8, Lifestyle Medicine, Natural Cure Cures, Know Cancer, and Healthy Prostate July 10; and The Prostate Decision and Paddle for a Cause July 11 featured a study from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) that found adherence to lifestyle guidelines from the World Cancer Research Fund reduced the risk of more aggressive tumors in prostate cancer patients.  Lenore Arab, JCCC member and professor in the departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, led the study and was quoted in the coverage.

Jason Ernst received a 2013 NSF CAREER Award

Jason Ernst received a 2013 NSF CAREER Award. NSF's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers these prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.  Such activities serve to build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research

Michael Grunstein publishes paper in he Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Michael Grunstein published "Acetylated histone H3K56 interacts with Oct4 to promote mouse embryonic stem cell pluripotency" in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kathrin Plath publishes in Cell Reports

Kathrin Plath published "Stage-specific regulation of reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells by Wnt signaling and T cell factor proteins" in Cell Reports.

Nadia Sellami received the 2013 Dissertation Year Felllowship!

Congratulations to Nadia Sellami from Dr. Kathrin Plath's lab who received the 2013 Dissertation Year Fellowship!

Kathrin Plath published in National Cell Biology

Kathrin Plath published "Proteomic and genomic approaches reveal critical functions of H3K9 methylation and heterochromatin protein-1γ in reprogramming to pluripotency" in National Cell Biology.

Jason Ernst published article in Genome Research

Jason Ernst published "Interplay between chromatin state, regulator binding, and regulatory motifs in six human cell types" in Genome Research.

Edward DeRobertis elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Dr. Edward DeRobertis, who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences! This year, the National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. We are proud to announce that Dr. DeRobertis a distinguished professor in the department of Biological Chemistry, is one of the newly elected members. Dr. DeRobertis is the fifth member in the Department of Biological Chemistry who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The others include Dr. Elizabeth Neufeld (1977), Dr. David Eisenberg (1989), Dr. Michael Grunstien (2008) and Dr. Larry Zipursky (2009). News from the National Academy of Sciences - Vice Chancellor's Announcement - UCLA Health Employee News

Kathrin Plath publishes paper in Cell Reports

Kathrin Plath published "The pluripotency factor-bound intron 1 of Xist is dispensable for X chromosome inactivation and reactivation in vitro and in vivo" in Cell Reports.

 

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