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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 [...]

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 [...]

UCR scientists rank among world’s most influential scholars

By |2020-04-15T14:41:38-07:00November 22nd, 2019|

The world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 include 10 current UCR scholars. In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for the preceding decade in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences. The 2019 list is based on [...]

2015–2016 Distinguished Campus Service Award

By |2019-01-21T01:05:50-08:00January 21st, 2019|

UCR’s Academic Senate Award Committee awarded IIGB/CEPCEB Professor Linda Walling in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences the Distinguished Campus Service Award for Academic year 2015-2016. The award committee noted that Linda Walling served on several Academic Senate committees, most notably the Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP) as a member (2012-13), Vice Chair (2013-14), [...]

6th Annual Faculty Research Lecturer!

By |2019-01-21T01:04:29-08:00January 21st, 2019|

IIGB distinguished professor of plant cell and molecular biology, Xuemei Chen, will give the 64th annual Faculty Research Lecture June 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A.The lecture, “Small RNAs – Small but Powerful,” is presented by the UC Riverside Academic Senate. Small RNAs were the “dark matter” in [...]

Elected to the National Academy of Sciences!

By |2019-01-21T01:03:15-08:00January 21st, 2019|

Julia Bailey-Serres, an IIGB professor of genetics and director of the Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB), has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United [...]

Natasha Raikhel Retirement Symposium

By |2019-01-21T01:01:55-08:00January 21st, 2019|

After a 30+ year career in plant cell biology and to celebrate Natasha Raikhel’s extensive contribution to the scientific community during the past three decades, IIGB and the Botany & Plant Sciences department hosted a one-day Retirement Symposium in her honor on March 21, 2016 in the Genomics Auditorium. The day included talks from several [...]

IIGB Researcher Elected as 2015 AAAS Fellow

By |2019-01-21T01:00:50-08:00January 21st, 2019|

IIGB professor of genetics Hailing Jin was elected as a 2015 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Fellow in recognition of her contribution to innovation, education and scientific leadership in the Section on Biological Sciences. Fellows are nominated by the steering committees in the Association's 24 sections, comprised of three Fellows who are [...]