03/24/2014 - SYMPOSIUM TO HONOR GOLDBERGS 40 YEARS IN PLANT BIOLOGY

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01/09/2014 - PROFESSOR ANN HIRSCH AND HIRSCH LAB FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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01/02/2014 - PROFESSOR WILLIAM LOWRY FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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12/03/2013 - PROFESSOR HANNA MIKKOLA FEATURED IN UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

11/19/2013 - PROFESSOR HILLARY COLLER FEATURED ON UCLA TODAY [more]

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11/12/2013 - THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PROFESSOR HILLARY COLLER AS A RECIPIENT OF THE NEW IDEA GRANT [more]

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- MCDB MAJOR, DANIEL WONG, IS A RECIPIENT OF THE TRUE BRUIN DISTINGUISHED SENIOR AWARD [more]

MCDB major, Daniel Wong, is one of the five recipients of the True Bruin Distinguished Senior Award. She was selected from more than 200 applicants.

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08/30/2013 - PROFESSOR HANNA MIKKOLA NAMED THE 2013 RECIPIENT OF THE MCCULLOCH AND TILL AWARD BY THE SOCIETY FOR HEMATOLOGY AND STEM CELLS [more]

Dr. Hanna Mikkola, a member of the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research and the Jonsson Comprehensive Center, has been named the 2013 recipient of the McCulloch and Till Award by the Society for Hematology and Stem Cells (ISEH). She is an associate professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology in the life sciences.

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08/16/2013 - PROFESSOR LUISA IRUELA-ARISPE WINS GOLD SHIELD FACULTY PRIZE [more]

Professor Luisa Iruela-Arispe Wins Gold Shield Faculty Prize. For full article, please visit UCLA TODAY.

08/02/2013 - PROFESSOR BOB GOLDBERG FEATURED ON UCLA TODAY [more]

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06/14/2013 - PROFESSOR LUISA IRUELA-ARISPE WINS GOLD SHIELD FACULTY PRIZE [more]

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, is this year's recipient of the Gold Shield Faculty Prize that awards $ 30,000 annually to a full professor in mid-academic career in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in undergraduate teaching, research and creative activity, and service to UCLA.

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01/02/2013 - PROFESSOR BOB GOLDBERG FEATURED IN UCLA COLLEGE REPORT, WINTER EDITION 2013 [more]

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08/03/2012 - PROFESSOR HANNA MIKKOLA FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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08/01/2012 - PROFESSOR BOB GOLDBERG FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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03/13/2012 - PROF UTPAL BANERJEE FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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01/05/2012 - PROFESSOR UTPAL BANERJEE FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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12/09/2011 - PROFESSORS UTPAL BANERJEE AND BOB GOLDBERG, EMERITA ELMA GONZALEZ HIGHLIGHTED IN UCLA TODAY ARTICLE [more]

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12/02/2011 - PROF AMANDER CLARK FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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10/31/2011 - PROFESSOR JAMES LAKE FEATURED ON UCLA TODAY [more]

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09/26/2011 - PROFESSOR UTPAL BANERJEE FEATURED ON THE UCLA TODAY WEBPAGE [more]

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08/19/2011 - PROFESSOR WILLIAM LOWRY FEATURED ON UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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07/26/2011 - PROFESSOR STEVE JACOBSEN FEATURED IN THE UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

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06/09/2011 - PROFESSOR JAMES LAKE IS AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS DARWIN WALLACE MEDAL [more]

James A. Lake, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and Human Genetics, was awarded the Darwin Wallace Medal for major research advances in evolutionary biology. He received the award on May 24 at the anniversary meeting of the Linnean Society of London.

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05/06/2011 - PROFESSORS SHUO LIN AND WILLIAM LOWRY ARE AWARDED MORE THAN $   8 MILLION IN GRANTS [more]

Six scientists with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research were awarded more than $   8 million in grants from California\'s state stem cell agency on May 3 to investigate basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology and differentiation. Two of these scientists are Professors Shuo Lin and WIlliam Lowry.

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05/05/2011 - PROFESSOR STEVEN JACOBSEN ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES [more]

Three UCLA professors have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," the academy announced on May 3rd. One being Professor Steven Jacobsen of the Dept of MCDB.

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09/25/2009 - PROF UTPAL BANERJEE PUBLISHED IN NATURE & FEATURED IN UCLA NEWSROOM [more]

For years, health-conscious people have been taking antioxidants to reduce the levels of reactive oxygen in their blood and prevent the DNA damage done by free radicals, which are the result of oxidative stress. But could excessive use of antioxidants deplete our immune systems?


Research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has raised that question.



It has been known for decades that reactive oxygen species (ROS) — ions or very small molecules that include free radicals — damage cells. But much to their surprise, Jonsson Cancer Center researchers found that in Drosophila, the common fruit fly, moderately elevated levels of ROS are a good thing.

These small molecules act as an internal communicator, signaling certain blood precursor cells, or blood stem cells, to differentiate into immune-bolstering cells in reaction to a threat. After the progenitor cells differentiate, the ROS levels return to normal, ensuring the safety and survival of the mature blood cells, said Utpal Banerjee, a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher and senior author of the study.



The study is published in the Sept. 24 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Nature.

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09/21/2009 - PROF ROBERT GOLDBERG NAMED ONE OF 'AMERICA'S TOP PROFS' [more]

Robert Goldberg, a UCLA distinguished professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, is featured in Newsweek's Guide, "Finding the Right College for You" in an article titled, "In Search of Great Professors." A great professor can “get you excited about a whole new subject, influence which major you choose, and maybe even change your life,” Newsweek says. “America's top profs ... excite and inspire their students” and “break down the wall that too often separates the classroom from the real world.” Goldberg is the first professor Newsweek profiles.



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06/15/2009 - DR. LUISA IRUELA-ARISPE RECEIVES UCLA DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD [more]

“A professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, Luisa Iruela-Arispe inspires towering praise from her students. "To say that she is amazing would be an understatement," said biology graduate Brittany Kazermierski. Faculty and students repeatedly attribute part of Iruela-Arispe's success to her requirement that science undergraduates design hypothetical experiments based on cutting-edge scientific mysteries.”

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04/28/2009 - PROF BERNARD PHINNEY PASSED AWAY [more]

It is with great sadness that we inform you that our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Bernard Phinney, passed away Wednesday, April 22, of heart failure.



He will be missed greatly.

02/27/2009 - DR. WILLIAM LOWRY FEATURED IN THE UCLA TODAY WEBPAGE [more]

Stem cell scientists at UCLA showed for the first time that human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can be differentiated into electrically active motor neurons, a discovery that may aid in studying and treating neurological disorders.


Additionally, the motor neurons derived from the iPS cells appeared to be similar in function and efficiency to those derived from human embryonic stem cells, although further testing needs to be done to confirm that. If the similarities are confirmed, the discovery may open the door for new treatments for neurological disorders using patient-specific cells.



The study was published Feb. 23 in the early online edition of the journal http://www.stemcells.com/details/journalArticle/162141/Directed_differentiation_of_human_induced_pluripotent_stem_cells_generates_activ.html>Stem Cell.


"It is clear from the literature that you can make at least immature versions of many different kinds of cells from human iPS cells," said the study's senior author, William Lowry, a UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center scientist and assistant professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology. "But there is not a lot of data published describing the generation of fully functional cells from human iPS cells."