Professor James Lake Is Awarded the Prestigious Darwin Wallace Medal

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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Professor Steven Jacobsen Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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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Professor Utpal Banerjee Published in Nature & Featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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.

Professor Robert Goldberg Named One of "America's top profs"

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. 

Professor Bernard Phinney Passed Away

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.