Our faculty employ state-of the-art bioinformatic, proteomic and genomic technologies to probe the epigenetic mechanisms underlying gene regulation. We provide molecular insights into the role of chromatin alterations in cellular reprogramming, differentiation and cancer.

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Biological Chemistry faculty use a range of molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches to investigate the functions of subcellular protein machines and the mechanisms of signaling between cells, providing fundamental insights into cellular and developmental processes in health and disease.

Associated Faculty

Reid Johnson publishes in eLife

Reid Johnson published "Multiple Interaces between a Serine Recombinase and an Enhancer Control Site-Specific DNA Inversion" in eLife.


Hilary Coller who receives The New Idea Award

Congratulations to: Hilary Coller who has received The New Idea Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a grant program designed to identify novel research strategies with high potential for high impact on the future of blood cancer treatment(s). 

Congratulations to Eryn Ujita Lee for receiving the Outstanding Tutor Award from the David Geffen School of UCLA!

Congratulations to: Carly Ferguson-2013 Audree Fowler Fellow i

Congratulations to: Carly Ferguson from Professor Joseph Loo's Lab named as a 2013 Audree Fowler Fellow in Protein Science

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.


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