In Memoriam: Agnes Henschen-Edman

November 2, 2011 Agnes Henschen-Edman, professor emerita of the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, died of natural causes in her University Hills home Oct. 23. She was a pioneer in the characterization of the blood coagulation protein fibrinogen and was the first person to report its amino acid sequence. Henschen-Edman earned her medical degree … Read More […]

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Matthew Korn, Graduate Student Research, recognized as Fresh Face of Sigma Xi

October 3, 2011 11:12 a.m. Three UC Irvine biologists honored by scientific research society Three members of UC Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences were recently recognized by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society for achievement in their scientific disciplines and dedication to the society, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Francisco J. Ayala, University and Bren professor, and … Read More […]

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UCI-led butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution

UCI-led butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution Researchers find single gene controls mimicry across different species — Irvine, Calif., July 21, 2011 — For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other’s color patterns – … Read More […]

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Bio wins at 2011 Celebration of Teaching Awards

Prof. Georg Striedter (Neurobiology and Behavior) recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Most Promising Future Faculty: Ms. Jessica Pratt (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences) The recipients of these awards were selected from over 60 nominations from across the campus. They received $1000 contribution to their professional development accounts and an engraved award. Sponsors … Read More […]

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Tsai Named Chancellor’s Fellow

March 16, 2011 Tsai Named Chancellor’s Fellow Sheryl Tsai, molecular biology & biochemistry associate professor, has been named a Chancellor’s Fellow, effective July 1, 2011-June 30, 2014. The title honors and recognizes scholars of exceptional value to the university and whose recent achievements in scholarship evidence extraordinary promise for world-class contributions to knowledge. Tsai’s research … Read More […]

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