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Jul 09

The Department of Biological Chemistry/Institute for Genomics and Proteomics (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as an Assistant Project Scientist. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in structural biology, or related fields, are encouraged to apply.We are looking...... Read More

Jun 25

Project ScientistThe Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as an Project Scientist. Primary duties include leading a project on the development of a molecular diagnostic for Parkinson’s disease, using MRI.  Tasks include, but are not limited...... Read More

Nov 27

Assistant Project ScientistThe Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as an Assistant Project Scientist. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neuroscience, or related fields, are encouraged to apply.We are looking to hire someone...... Read More

Oct 23

The Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any broadly-defined area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, developmental, neuro or cancer biology. Although preference will be given to applicants...... Read More

Oct 18

Congratulations to Dr. Weizhe Hong for receiving a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. This fellowship is given to early-career scientists who are taking big risks to perform creative and pioneering research in all areas of science and engineering. Dr. Hong’s research aims to understand the genetic...... Read More

Sep 06

By William J. Sullivan, Peter J. Mullen, Ernst W. Schmid, Thomas Q. de Aguiar Vallim, William E. Lowry, Heather R. Christofk  The metabolic state of a cell is influenced by cellextrinsic factors, including nutrient availability and growth factor signaling. Here, we present extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling as another fundamental node...... Read More

Sep 04

The Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any broadly-defined area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, developmental, neuro or cancer biology. Although preference will be given to applicants...... Read More

Aug 01

Desscription: Oversee operation of BRI Microscopic Techniques and Electron Microscopy Core Facilities. Provide teaching and supervision in the areas of histological technology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, research methods, experimental design-related problem solving, laboratory equipment, and other areas within the purview of the Core Facility, to scientific investigators, postdocs, students, and other Core...... Read More

Oct 02

UCLA is hosting a one day Symposium with the goal of discussing exciting ongoing research involving many aspects of mitochondrial study, such as bioenergetics, dynamics and genetics. Come and listen to 7 top mitochondrial scientists. Take the opportunity to interact and show them your research projects. Enjoy a networking lunch...... Read More

May 15

Researcher SeriesUCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute  The Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as Assistant Researcher. Brief Job Description: Highly qualified, highly experienced applicants are...... Read More

Apr 06

Dr. Weizhe Hong has been selected to the 2017 class of the Searle Scholars! Congratulations Weizhe!!http://newsroom.ucla.edu/dept/faculty/ucla-neuroscientist-is-named-a-2017-searle-scholar...... Read More

Feb 22

Congratulations to Dr. Weizhe Hong for being selected as a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience! The fellowships are “awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”https://sloan.org/fellowships/2017-Fellows...... Read More

Jan 19

Assistant Professor, Biological ChemistryAssistant Professon, Medicine/Cardiology Dr. Vallim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at UCLA. Dr. Vallim was born in Brazil and emigrated to England as a teenager. In England, Dr. Vallim received his M.Sci and...... Read More

Dec 22

Researcher SeriesUCLA Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute  The Department of Biological Chemistry/ UCLA-DOE Institute (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu/), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, invites highly qualified applications for positions as Assistant Researcher. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, molecular, cell biology, or related fields, are...... Read More

Oct 17

“Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.” For details, please visit: https://nam.edu/national-academy-of-medicine-elects-79-new…/...... Read More

Oct 05

On September 1st, 2016, Professor Eddy De Robertis was granted the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, for his outstanding role in the development of Medical Sciences in Uruguay and his scientific contributions with worldwide impact to universal knowledge. Eddy De Robertis is...... Read More

Sep 24

The Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Although preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant...... Read More

Sep 23

UCLA Career Hub advertises weekly seminars on both academic and non-academic career preparation co-sponsored by the graduate division and other UCLA entities. These seminars are targeted exclusively to PhD students and postdocs. This is an immensely important resource for your career development. Take advantage of these opportunities now before it is...... Read More

Sep 22

Congratulations to Dr. Kathrin Plath for being selected to the inaugural class of HHMI Faculty Scholars, “early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field.” Early-career researchers were selected from more than 1,400 applicants at 220 institutions. For more details, please visit: http://media.hhmi.org/FacultyScholars2016-gallery/?_ga=1.153585720.1662333488.1395982720...... Read More

Aug 24

Congratulations to Dr. Weizhe Hong for receiving two prestigious awards: a research grant from the Whitehall Foundation and a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! The Hong Lab studies the molecular basis and the neuronal circuitry underlying social behavior. To learn more, please visit his...... Read More

Jul 27

https://www.givainc.com/scholarships/student-scholarship-worldwide-community-ambassador-award.cfm Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no...... Read More

Jul 19

  IRACDA is a training grant for postdocs from all backgrounds, but women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply “to develop a diverse group of highly trained scientists to address the nation’s biomedical research needs.” The application required a partner institution which in this case is CSULA (California State University,...... Read More

May 11

Michael Grunstein has been awarded the 2016 Gruber Prize in Genetics. He will share the prize with David Allis of the Rockefeller University for pioneering work “in identifying and describing how histone modifications and chromatin structure affect gene regulation. Their groundbreaking discoveries not only revolutionized our understanding of molecular biology,...... Read More

Apr 20

Kelsey has just been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Kelsey for this richly deserved honor! According to the Academy, “this honor signifies the high regard in which you are held by leaders in your field and members throughout the nation.” We...... Read More

Apr 20

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel 2016 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award Recipients Named Two UCLA Emeriti Professors have been selected to receive the 2016 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award, which recognizes emeriti for exemplary post-retirement service to UCLA and includes a prize of $1,000. The...... Read More

Feb 18

Dr. Leonid Kruglyak has been awarded the 2016 Edward Novitski Prize by the Genetics Society of America! This prize recognizes Dr. Kruglyak’s “extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in solving significant problems in genetics research.” This is a richly deserved honor and adds to the growing list of recognitions that Dr....... Read More

Sep 22

Columbia University has awarded the 2015 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for biology or biochemistry to Larry Zipursky “for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to navigate and wire the brain.” This is Columbia’s top honor and a very prestigious prize. With this award, Larry joins a group of...... Read More

Aug 26

The Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Although preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant...... Read More

Aug 25

See below for annoucement! In keeping with the plan to separate the roles of vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, I am pleased to announce that Professor Kelsey Martin has agreed to serve as interim dean of the Geffen...... Read More

Jul 20

By Andrew P. AhYoung, Antoine Koehl, Duilio Cascio and Pascal F. Egea The eukaryotic parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria, has evolved an elaborate network of Clp proteins including two distinct ClpB ATPases. ClpB1 and ClpB2 are involved in different aspects of parasitic proteostasis. ClpB1 is present in...... Read More

Jul 06

The Curt Stern award recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant scientific contributions during the past decade. ASHG will present the award to Dr. Kruglyak which will include a crystal plaque and cash prize, on Friday, October 9, during the organization’s 65th Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Click here...... Read More

Jun 10

Membrane-bound organelles form highly dynamic and interconnected networks. This complexity makes a permanent crosstalk between the organelles a necessity for the coordination of cellular functions. This fundamental aspect of eukaryotic cell biology has attracted a lot of interest in the past few years. The tight juxtaposition of membranes from different...... Read More

May 06

The Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research provides a stipend ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 each to especially accomplished UCLA postdoctoral scholars recognized for their outstanding research. This prize was established in 1998 to recognize the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA’s research mission. 26 postdoctoral scholars (out of...... Read More

Apr 14

Dear Colleagues: It is with great pride that I write to announce the appointment of Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D., as the Executive Vice Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of the David Geffen School of Medicine, effective April 15, 2015. Dr. Martin joined the UCLA faculty in 1999.  A Professor in...... Read More

Apr 06

Shivan Bonanno, a graduate student in Dr. Kelsey Martin’s lab has been awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA) for his project on CRTC1 phosphorylation and transcriptional activity during hippocampal plasticity....... Read More

Mar 18

Armand joined the Biological Chemistry faculty in 1965 as an assistant professor and became an emeritus professor in October 2003. Armand’s friends fondly describe him as a “Bruin through and through.” Armand began his UCLA career in the early 1950s and graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1957....... Read More

Jan 30

  Date of Talk Name Time  location Thursday, February 5 Neville Sanjana 10am 1357 Gonda Thursday, February 12 Nicholas Guydosh 10am 13-105 CHS Wednesday, February 18 Weizhe Hong 4pm 23-105 CHS Thursday, February 26 Brandon Toyama 10am 53-105 CHS Monday, March 2 Emily Hatch 10am 53-105 CHS Thursday, March 5...... Read More

Jan 23

Research led by Dr. Lenore Arab, professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine and health services research and of biological chemistry, suggesting that eating a few walnuts a day may help  improve memory, concentration and information processing speed, was covered Jan. 21 by U.S. News & World...... Read More

Dec 22

Kathrin Plath and her lab published an article titled “X Chromosome Reactivation Dynamics Reveal Stages of Reprogramming to Pluripotency” in Cell.  Click here to read the article!...... Read More

Dec 15

The Switzer prize is in honor of Irma and Norman Switzer who through a gift to the David Geffen School of Medicine provided funds to support the advancement of medicine and health. The purpose of the prize is to honor a scientific investigator or group of investigators, anywhere in the...... Read More

Nov 14

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 40,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide. Kelsey will give her talk on “The Living Record...... Read More

Nov 03

The Career Development Program supports junior faculty and established researchers who wish to commit their research interests to or refocus on translational approaches in the prostate cancer research field. The purpose of the UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer is to contribute significantly to progress in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment...... Read More

Oct 30

An article published by Drs. Leonard Rome and Kathleen Kelly in International Innovation. Click here to read the full version....... Read More

Oct 09

The treatment combines an immunotherapy agent called CCL21 with a drug delivery nanotechnology using biological particles called vaults. It was developed by Dr. Leonard Rome, associate director of UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute, and Dr. Steven Dubinett, director of the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute, both of whom are also members...... Read More

Oct 08

Jen Quick-Cleveland, a graduate student from Dr. Feng Guo’s lab will receive up to $5,000 to be used for scientific travel, books, supplies, computers, and software. The graduate student fellowship was made possible by a very generous gift from Dr. Audree Fowler from UCLA.  Click here to learn more abut...... Read More

Sep 23

The Department of Biological Chemistry (https://www.biolchem.ucla.edu), a basic science department within the UCLA School of Medicine, is seeking applicants with a PhD and/or MD degree for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of biochemistry, molecular, cell, or developmental biology. Although preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant...... Read More

Sep 22

Dr. Uptal Banerjee will speak on the topic of “Oncogenes, Metabolism, Development, Cancer and the Little Fruit Fly That Could.” on Monday, October 6 at 3pm in Schoenberg Hall, UCLA Schoenberg Music Building. Reception will immediately follow. See attached flyer. The biannual Faculty Research Lecture series at UCLA presents the...... Read More

Jun 10

Giancarlo Bonora, Andrew Ah Young, and David Power were awarded the 2014-2015 Dissertation Year Fellowship. The fellowship program support students in their final year of graduate school, at the dissertation writing stage and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year....... Read More

Jun 03

Dr. Pascal Egea has been named to the Alexander and Renee Kolin Endowed Professorship of Molecular Biology and Biophysics Term Chair for five years. This endowed chair is funded by Alexander and Renee Kolin to junior faculty to support career development of a molecular biologist with appointment in the College...... Read More

May 04

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...... Read More

May 03

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...... Read More

Apr 01

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...... Read More

Mar 10

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...... Read More

Jan 08

Leonid Kruglyak published “Genetics of Single-Cell Protein Abundance Variation in Large Yeast Populations” in Nature. This paper reports using different strains of yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to study how strongly a certain gene is “expressed”. The study could shed light on the study of disease risk in humans. For more information...... Read More

Nov 21

Dr. Utpal Banerjee published “Olfactory Control of Blood Progenitor Maintenance” in Cell. A MP3 audio interview for this paper is also available at: http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674%2813%2901350-0 . Select the “PaperClip” from among the grey tabs....... Read More

Oct 21

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). ...... Read More

Aug 31

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....... Read More

Jul 10

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Jun 29

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...... Read More

Apr 30

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...... Read More

Mar 07

UCLA Neuroscience is being chaired by Dr. Kelsey Martin, who also chairs the Department of Biological Chemistry. UCLA’s neuroscience community also ranks among the largest anywhere, with an estimate of around 500 UCLA faculty members engaged in studying the brain from a wide variety of perspectives. Dr. Martin has headed...... Read More

Feb 20

Dr. Michael Carey and Dr. John Colicelli from the Department of Biological Chemistry have been selected by the Committee of Teaching as this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate faculty! Both professors will share the Undergraduate Mentorship Award. Each year the ULCA Alumni Association presents 6...... Read More

Feb 13

Congratulations to Jason Ernst, who was selected as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow! The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes exceptional early-career scientists and scholars in science, mathematics, economics, and computer science. The recipients are awarded for two years and receive a $50,000 research stipend. Nominated by their peers and selected...... Read More

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