Press Release Archive: 2017

December 21, 2017 | New Genetically Engineered Mouse Models Could Boost Alzheimer’s Drug Research
UCI researchers, lead by Ayala School Dean Frank LaFerla and Professor Andrea Tenner, have received an $11.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging Read More

December 19, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight – Raju Metherate, Ph.D.
Professor Raju Metherate is a neuroscientist in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB), and is the new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for the Read More

December 19, 2017 | Staff Spotlight – Yergalem T. Meharenna, Ph.D.
In her role as Training Grant Officer, Yergalem (Yerga) Meharenna balances her commitments to the UCI Schools of Biological Sciences and Medicine, coordinating training efforts Read More

December 19, 2017 | Ayala Professor Amongst 2017 Most Cited Researchers
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Steven Allison was listed among the top cited researchers in the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List. Professor Allison, Read More

December 19, 2017 | Mentor Program Complements Classroom Learning
The Ayala School kicked off the 2017-2018 BioSci Mentor Program this November with a celebratory dinner featuring BioSci alumna and keynote speaker, Dr. Tina Nova, Read More

December 19, 2017 | Cancer Breakthroughs Presented at Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
The Ayala School welcomed Richard A. Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry and the Director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Read More

December 19, 2017 | Student Scientists Awarded at Fall Research Conferences
Twelve undergraduates participating in research training at the Ayala School’s Minority Science Programs initiative (MSP) have received awards for their scientific presentations at Read More

December 19, 2017 | New Center Seeks to Drive Innovative Brain Research
The UCI Facility for Imaging & Brain Research (FIBRE) is a new neuroimaging center that seeks to support scientists in their mission to better understand Read More

December 13, 2017 | Leadership Council Celebrates Achievements and Vision
On November 30, we convened our annual holiday gathering for the Dean's Leadership Council. The venue was the beautiful Ketel One headquarters in Aliso Viejo, Read More

December 13, 2017 | Dean’s Excellence Fund Gains $45,000 Unrestricted Gift
Our dear friend and distinguished advisor, Paul Balalis, has made a $45,000 gift to the BioSci Dean's Excellence Fund. The fund provides the Dean with Read More

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