A new research program may hold the key to unlocking the door to the brain. The Trans-Agency Blood-Brain Interface Program, developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in collaboration with the Department…

A recent collaboration between Assistant Professor Scott Atwood and Professor Qing Nie has resulted in the discovery of new subpopulations of stem cells vital to skin growth and maintenance.  The Developmental and Cell Biology faculty…

New research has found that lipid droplets in mammals can play a central role in the innate immune response. The research, which is a collaborative effort by Developmental and Cell Biology Professor Steven Gross and…

According to a new study published in the Journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the main psychotropic component of cannabis, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is differentially processed by the bodies of adolescent female and male rats. The study was headed by…

One of the missions of the UCI School of Biological Sciences is to prepare the next generation of life science professionals. As part of that mission, faculty and staff from the department of Ecology and…

The human genome contains an estimated 30,000 genes encoded in approximately 3 billion base pairs. This vast amount of genetic information resides within a cell’s nucleus, an area with an average diameter of around 6…

The development of organisms is a complex process that continues to drive intrigue and exploration. In a new paper from Developmental and Cell Biology Assistant Professor Zeba Wunderlich and graduate student Rachel Waymack, in collaboration…

Neurobiology and Behavior Chair Marcelo Wood and School of Medicine Professor Gary Lynch have been awarded a Multiple Primary Investigator (MPI) grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine epigenetic mechanisms in the…

Developmental and Cellular Biology Professor Christine Suetterlin is the Primary Investigator on a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Together with Professor…

Developmental and Cell Biology Professor Thomas Schilling and Developmental and Cell Biology & Mathematics Professor Qing Nie have been awarded a new grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the mechanisms that drive…