Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


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.

IIGB Researcher Among Highly-Cited in 2014

(August 27, 2014)

IIGB geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres was one of five UCR researchers and 3,200 individuals who published the greatest number of highly-cited papers in one of 21 broad fields, according to the 2014 list developed by Thomson Reuters.

IIGB Junior Faculty Receive Prestigious Awards!

(August 15, 2014)

Two IIGB assistant professors of chemistry, Huiwang Ai and Chia-en Chang, were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grants in July 2013-June 2014. These awards provide promising new faculty stable support while they establish independent labs and continue to become exceptional educators in their fields.

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.

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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