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Dr. Larsen Lab Receives $1.5 Million to Support Carbon Capture Tech Research

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Larsen and his lab for receiving $1.5 million from the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment to fund research in carbon capture technology. Dr. Larsen was quoted in a recent article from UC Riverside News. You can read the article here: https://insideucr.ucr.edu/stories/2023/03/07/ucr-receives-15-million-support-carbon-capture-technology-research
Rittik Ghosh

Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award Winner 2022

Congratulations to BCMB Graduate Student Rittik Ghosh, from the Len Mueller Group, for receiving this years Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award! The Mary and Randolph T. Wedding prize is presented annually to one or two meritorious graduate students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, Riverside. The...
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Ernie Chambers, a Biochemistry major, is featured along with 11 other class of 2022 graduates at UCR

Congratulations to all of our Class of 2022 graduates! Ernie Chambers, a Biochemistry major, was recently featured in an article, copied below, by Sandra Baltazar MartÍnez on UCR News. To view the full article, please visit the UCR News site here. Ernie Chambers This biochemistry major’s mission is clear: become a medical doctor to help...

Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award Winner 2021

Congratulations to BCMB Graduate Student Mahamaya Biswal, from the Jikui Song lab for receiving this years Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award! The Mary and Randolph T. Wedding prize is presented annually to one or two meritorious graduate students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, Riverside. The...
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Timothy Tam Receives Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2021-2022

Congratulations to Timothy Tam, from Biochemistry, who has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant (OTA) Award 2021-2022 from the UCR Graduate Division! A full list of this year's recipients can be found here:
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Leland M. Shannon Scholarship Award Winners 2021-2022

Congratulations to this year's BCH 162 Leland M. Shannon Scholarship Award Winners! Winter 2022: Krystal Adan | Elizabeth Liu | Rachel Nguyen | Sunny Trieu Spring 2022: Brian Chong | Samantha Kuong | Jason Ly | Jeff Yang The Shannon Scholarship Awards are presented to students enrolled in BCH 162 (Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory). The students...

Dr. Sihem Cheloufi and Dr. Jernej Murn lead study on genome organization

From UCR News Article by Iqbal Pittalwala: "The study led by Sihem Cheloufi and Jernej Murn, both assistant professors in the Department of Biochemistry, shows how a protein complex, called chromatin assembly factor-1, or CAF-1, controls genome organization to maintain lineage fidelity. The report appears today in Nature Communications." Read more at the UCR News...

Pellecchia and Perry labs receive NIH grant for research on cancer-causing genes

From the UCR News Article by Iqbal Pittalwala: "The University of California, Riverside, has received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health that will help researchers target critical oncogenes of the B-cell lymphoma 2, or Bcl-2, family of proteins that regulate all major mechanisms of cell death...
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Biochemistry Department Receives GAAN Grant

The Biochemistry department is proud to announce that we have received a GAAN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) grant! The Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) is a national fellowship program which funds stipends of up to $34,000 per year for students with demonstrated financial need. The BCMB Program is currently...
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Biochemistry Student, Ryan Gates wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

From the UCR news article by Sandra Baltazar Martinez: Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fullbright Scholars "Gates will be starting his third year in the fall. The biochemistry major conducts research with Ernest Martinez in the Department of Biochemistry. Gates wants to discover a new drug target to help patients suffering from breast cancer. After completing...
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PANDORA-seq reveals nature’s secrets of small regulatory RNAs

Congrtulations to Dr. Sihem Cheloufi who collaborated with Dr. Qi Chen's group at the Biomedical Department to examine small RNA dynamics during cellular reprogramming and their function in embryonic stem cells. From the UCR Article: A team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new RNA-sequencing method— “Panoramic...
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Dr. Jeff Perry receives Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement

Congratulations to Professor Jeff Perry on being selected as a faculty recipient of the 2020-21 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement is given annually to two graduating seniors who have conducted outstanding research or creative work and to two faculty...
Daniel Gallie

Passing of Dr. Daniel Gallie

Daniel Ross Gallie was born June 8, 1957, in Dearborn, Michigan and passed away on September 13, 2020 at the age of 63 after a five year struggle with cancer. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the...
Hiwot Anteneh

Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award Winner 2020

Congratulations to BCMB Graduate Student Hiwot Anteneh, from the Jikui Song lab for receiving this years Mary K. and Randolph T. Wedding Award! The Mary and Randolph T. Wedding prize is presented annually to one or two meritorious graduate students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, Riverside. The...
Stephanie Dingwall

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall joins the Academy of Distinguished Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Dingwall as she has joined the Academy of Distinguished Teaching at UC Riverside! From the UCR ADT Website: The Academy of Distinguished Teaching was founded in 2005 to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding teachers among the UCR faculty and to provide a range of services to help other UCR faculty members...
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Dr. Gregor Blaha helps describe polymerase-ribosome complex

From the Inside UCR News Article by Iqbal Pittalwala: Gregor Blaha an assistant professor of biochemistry at UC Riverside, is a coauthor on a research paper published last week in the journal Science that reports on the cryo-electron microscopy structures of several complexes of RNA polymerase bound to the ribosome. In all living cells, RNA...
Stephanie Dingwall

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall publishes article in Journal of Chemical Education

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Biochemistry has published an article in the Journal of Chemical Education describing her experience with teaching remotely during the COVID-19 shutdown. The article is titled: Lessons Learned from Active Engagement in a Large-Enrollment Introductory Biochemistry Course during a Remote Quarter Abstract: The combination of...
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UC Riverside-led research advances vaccine and drug development against ZIKA virus

From the UCR News Article by Iqbal Pitalwala: "A research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has outlined how the Zika virus, which constituted an epidemic threat in 2016, suppresses the immune system of its host. The Zika virus, or ZIKV, spreads through mosquito bites and sexual intercourse. Currently, no approved...
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Dr. Jingsong Zhang Appointed Biochemistry Department Chair

The department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jingsong Zhang as the new Chair of the Biochemistry department, with his appointment effective July 1, 2020. He will also be the Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. Dr. Zhang is a Professor of Chemistry and is also a member...
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Leland M. Shannon Scholarship Award Winners 2019-2020

Congratulations to undergraduate students Tiffany Tran and Megan Burnes, this year's BCH 162 Leland M. Shannon Scholarship Award Winners! The Shannon Scholarship Awards are presented to students enrolled in BCH 162 (Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory), 1 award for Winter quarter and 1 award for Spring quarter for the 2019-2020 academic year. The students apply for the...
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