Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


2015-2016 Distinguished Teaching Award

(June 17, 2016)

IIGB/CEPCEB professor Katherine Borkovich received the Academic Senate 2015-16 Distinguished Teaching Award for embracing the most time-consuming aspects of excellent teaching.

2015-2016 Distinguished Campus Service Award

(June 17, 2016)

UCR's Academic Senate Award Committee awarded IIGB/CEPCEB Professor Linda Walling in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences the Distinguished Campus Service Award for Academic year 2015-2016.

6th Annual Faculty Research Lecturer!

(May 13, 2016)

IIGB distinguished professor of plant cell and molecular biology, Xuemei Chen, will give the 64th annual Faculty Research Lecture June 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A.The lecture, "Small RNAs - Small but Powerful," is presented by the UC Riverside Academic Senate.

Studying Insect Male-killing Bacteria

(May 13, 2016)

A team of scientists, including IIGB assistant professor of entomology Omar Akbari, have discovered a key mechanism that drives a bacteria that kills male insects, a development that could potentially be exploited to control insect pest species in the future.

Studying Genetic Diversity in Corn for Crop Improvement

(May 13, 2016)

IIGB professor of genetics Norman Ellstrand, has discovered that the genetic diversity of corn in some home and community gardens in Southern California far exceeds levels found in commercially available seeds.The research addresses the importance of maintaining a diverse range of genetic resources for future crop improvement.

Living the Promise: See how faculty from the Center for Plant Cell Biology and the Center for Disease Vector Research are conducting breakthrough research in the areas of Sustainability and Health.

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