Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Welcoming IIGB's New Bioinformatics Facility Director!

(October 21, 2014)

Dr. Rakesh Kaundal joined the University of California Riverside (UCR) in July 2014 as the new Director of High-Performance Compute/Bioinformatics Facility in IIGB/CEPCEB. Dr. Kaundal will manage the facility's infrastructure, instruct bioinformatics workshops and develop data analysis pipelines for high-throughput data analysis, including data from next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies.

IIGB Hosts 3rd Biennial Career Day!

(October 3, 2014)

IIGB hosted its third biennial Career Day for 115 postdocs and graduate students on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in the Genomics Auditorium. Three (3) speakers from academic tracks and five (5) from non-academic paths covered a range of topics involving career paths to a university faculty, a 4-yr college faculty, transition grants towards independence, biotech, patent law, and entrepreneurship to startup.

Studying the Evolutionary History of Fungi

(October 3, 2014)

IIGB associate professor Jason Stajich is the principal investigator of a four-year project involving 11 collaborating institutions that have been funded a total of $2.5 million by the National Science Foundation. The project focuses on studying zygomycetes - ancient lineages of fungi that include plant symbionts, animal and human pathogens and decomposers of a wide variety of organic compounds.

HHMI Bulletin Profiles Xuemei Chen!

(September 25, 2014)

The Fall 2014 HHMI Bulletin profiles IIGB/CEPCEB researcher Xuemei Chen and her seminal work on noncoding RNAs and stem cells. Dr. Chen has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation investigator since 2012.

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

(August 28, 2014)

Ten soon-to-be-sophomores at the University of California, Riverside were recently selected by a panel to participate in an eight-week summer research program to characterize the citrus genome. The program is funded by a two-year USDA grant awarded to IIGB researchers Susan Wessler, Jim Burnette and Mikeal Roose.

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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