Ayala School Professor Awarded Climate Action Champion Award

UC President Janet Napolitano created a special climate action fellowship to be awarded to one faculty member at each UC campus for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Steven Allison, professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Earth System Science, was awarded a $25,000 Climate Action Champion Award. Dr. Allison will use this … Read More […]

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2015 Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society’s Student Research Conference Award Winners

The Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi) is an international honor society of scientists and engineers that has maintained a distinguished history of service to science and society for over 100 years. There are Sigma Xi chapters throughout the world that can be found at universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers alike. During the 2015 … Read More […]

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Limited Funding Need Not Limit Success for Ecological Restoration Projects

A group of researchers in the Ayala School lead by Drs. Sarah Kimball, the assistant director of UCI’s Center for Environmental Biology, and Travis E. Huxman, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for Environmental Biology, sought to answer the following question regarding Ecological Restoration Projects: Is it practical to begin … Read More […]

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Regenerating a New Limb with the HEAL Project

The University of Connecticut will be launching a revolutionary scientific project aimed at helping individuals who have lost limbs or experienced severe nerve damage by regenerating new nerves cells or entire extremities. The project, known as the Hartford Engineering A Limb Project (HEAL), will be headed by University of Connecticut professor Cato Laurencin, a medical … Read More […]

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UCI Study Sheds New Light on Emperor Penguins

Dr. Cassondra Williams, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of professor Jim Hicks in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has published data that sheds new light onto the complexity of the emperor penguins coat. Dr. Williams first became interested in the question when she and her colleagues read in popular media that penguins … Read More […]

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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Graduate Students Wins NIH Training Award

Heather Wright is the recipient of an National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F31). The purpose of the F31 award is to enable promising graduate students to obtain individualized research training from faculty sponsors while conducting their own dissertation research. The proposed research should enhance the student’s potential … Read More […]

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Ayala School Professor James Hicks elected to the American Physiological Society (APS) Fellows Status

Dr. James W. Hicks joined the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences in 1992. In addition, Dr. Hicks has served on many departmental, school, and campus-wide committees, including as the Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. The American Physiological … Read More […]

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University of California Scientists Create Malaria-blocking Mosquitoes

For nearly 20 years, Professor Anthony A. James has focused on engineering anti-disease mosquitoes. His anti-dengue fever models have been tested in cage trials in Mexico. In 2012, he helped show that antibodies that impair the parasite’s biology adapted from the immune systems of mice can be introduced into mosquitoes. Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, … Read More […]

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Ayala School Professor Steven Frank Awarded Distinguished Professor Title

Steven A. Frank, Ph.D. is a professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Professor Frank’s research utilizes mathematical, computational, and conceptual models to study natural selection and the evolution of organismal design. Professor Frank was recently awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. The Distinguished Professor title is the highest distinction awarded at the … Read More […]

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