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Natasha Raikhel Retirement Symposium

(March 30, 2016)

After a 30+ year career in plant cell biology and to celebrate Natasha Raikhel's extensive contribution to the scientific community during the past three decades, IIGB and the Botany & Plant Sciences department hosted a one-day Retirement Symposium in her honor on March 21, 2016 in the Genomics Auditorium.

IIGB Researcher Elected as 2015 AAAS Fellow

(March 29, 2016)

IIGB professor of genetics Hailing Jin was elected as a 2015 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow in recognition of her contribution to innovation, education and scientific leadership in the Section on Biological Sciences.

Unlocking Gender Secrets to Fight Malaria

(March 29, 2016)

A group of scientists, including one from UCR's IIGB, have discovered a long-hypothesized male determining gene in the mosquito species that carries malaria, laying the groundwork for the development of strategies that could help control the disease.

$1.6M Grant to Sequence Cowpea Genome!

(March 29, 2016)

A team of IIGB scientists has received a nearly $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to sequence the genome of the cowpea and further their research developing superior cowpea breeding lines.

Engineered Gene Drives and the Future

(March 29, 2016)

IIGB/CDVR entomologist Omar Akbari has examined different engineered gene drives, analyzed the pros and cons of each and applications associated with them, surveyed the safety and regulatory issues associated with them, and published his results online in the journal Nature Reviews Genetics.

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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