Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


IIGB Microbiologist Wins National Prize

(July 9, 2014)

Jason Stajich, an IIGB/CEPCEB associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, a scientific society dedicated to the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.

$1.8M NIH Grant to Study African Malaria Mosquito

(June 24, 2014)

Bradley White, an IIGB/CDVR assistant professor of entomology , has received a five-year grant of more than $1.8 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the many institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will allow his lab to produce fine-scale recombination rate maps for the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae.

How Aphids Self-Sabotage

(June 23, 2014)

A research team lead by IIGB member Isgouhi Kaloshian, a professor of nematology, shows how a bacterial protein in aphid saliva triggers plant defense against aphids. Study results appear online June 2, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

$2.4M HHMI Grant for STEM Education!

(June 23, 2014)

The University of California, Riverside has received a five-year grant totaling $2.4 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to fund a project aimed at addressing the challenges to STEM success faced by some students -- particularly, students from underrepresented minority groups at UC Riverside. The principal investigator of the grant is Susan Wessler, an IIGB member and distinguished professor of genetics in Botany & Plant Sciences.

Faculty Research Lecturer Talks About Mosquitoes

(June 23, 2014)

One of the world's top insect molecular biologists, Alexander Raikhel, presented the 62nd Faculty Research Lecture on June 6, 2014. IIGB/CDVR member Alexander Raikhel holds a University of California Presidential Chair and the Mir S. Mulla Chair in Entomology, named after a distinguished mosquito scientist. The title of Dr. Raikhel's talk was "Mosquitoes - Deadly Foes of Humanity."

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