Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


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.

$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.

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