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Thomas Eulgem & Karine Le Roch collaborate on Arabidopsis thaliana PHD-finger protein EDM2

By |2020-10-12T16:41:25-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Karine Le Roch Thomas Eulgem A prime example of across organisms and borderless scientific activities in IIGB was achieved by Thomas Eulgem and Karine Le Roch, with a well-executed collaboration bringing together researchers working in very different areas of genome biology. The project was initiated in Thomas Eulgem's lab as the [...]

Xuemei Chen, Robert Jinkerson, and Meng Chen received an NSF EAGER grant

By |2020-10-12T12:14:30-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Xuemei Chen, Robert Jinkerson, and Meng Chen received an NSF grant to establish a transformative RNA sequencing technology for studying plastids. Plastids in plant cells (Image found here) The plant cell stores its DNA in not only the nucleus but also the plant-specific organelles, the plastids. Plastid DNA can be transcriptionally programmed to [...]

Yanran Li receives NIH New Innovator Award

By |2020-10-12T16:50:01-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Yanran Li, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program for a project to discover plant natural products of potential medicinal value and their biosynthesis through reprograming the plant innate immunity. Yanran Li Li’s research seeks to [...]

Hailing Jin is awarded a $1.89M NIH grant and $900k NSF/USDA grant

By |2020-10-12T16:56:35-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Hailing Jin Hailing Jin received a prestigious 5-year Maximizing Investigators Research Award (MIRA R35) from the NIH on "Cross-kingdom RNA communications between plant and fungal pathogens", for a total of $1.89M. MIRA is designed to increase the efficiency of NIH funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity [...]

Plant pathologists Caroline Roper and Shou-Wei Ding honored by international society

By |2020-09-04T16:18:51-07:00September 4th, 2020|

Caroline Roper Shou-Wei Ding Caroline Roper, an associate professor of plant pathology; and Shou-Wei Ding, a professor of plant pathology; are among the 2020 award winners from an international professional organizationof plant pathologists. The American Phytopathological Society, or APS, regularly honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the science of [...]

New tools in the fight against lethal citrus disease

By |2020-09-04T14:59:23-07:00September 4th, 2020|

Scientists are closer to gaining the upper hand on a disease that has wiped out citrus orchards across the globe. New models of the bacterium linked to the disease reveal control methods that were previously unavailable. Simplified metabolic model and its striking similarity to a road map. (Metallo&Vander Heiden) In this case, researchers [...]

IIGB Director Katie Dehesh to serve as ASPB President

By |2020-08-18T12:46:13-07:00August 18th, 2020|

CEPCEB is extremely proud to announce that Katie Dehesh has been elected to serve as ASPB President in 2021, with her President-Elect duties starting October 2020. Katie first joined the American Society of Plant Biologists in 1998 and is currently serving on the Hoagland Award Committee. From 2013 to 2019, she also served on [...]

Exotic Australian Fruit May Help Save Florida’s Citrus Industry

By |2020-07-29T17:10:04-07:00July 29th, 2020|

There's some good news in the long-running battle against a disease that's devastated Florida's signature crop, oranges. Researchers are developing tools to help control citrus greening, a disease that has killed thousands of acres of orange and grapefruit trees. Pictured above: Dr. Hailing Jin One of the most promising treatments was recently developed [...]

Plant protein TANGLED 1

By |2020-08-05T11:55:17-07:00July 6th, 2020|

New interdisciplinary research published in the Journal of Cell Biology from Associate Professor and plant cell biologist Carolyn Rasmussen’s group describes how the plant protein TANGLED 1 is needed to accurately position the new cell wall that forms at the end of cell division. See the UCR news report. The authors combine live-cell imaging and [...]

Coveting yeast? It’s much more than a loaf of bread.

By |2020-05-22T09:35:26-07:00May 22nd, 2020|

UC Riverside engineers are transforming yeast, both the domesticated kind used to make bread and beer and lesser-known wild species, so it can be used in a variety of new ways — including fighting cancer. Yanran Li, a UC Riverside assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, is working with the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae [...]