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CEPCEB Shines at the 2019 ASPB Conference!

By |2019-08-21T16:31:21-07:00August 21st, 2019|

IIGB/CEPCEB saw unprecedented participation at the ASPB’s Plant Biology 2019 Conference in San Jose, California! CEPCEB’s own Wenbo Ma was a major symposia organizer of this year’s conference and delivered two talks, “Plant Disease and Resistance Mechanisms Major Symposium Overview by Organizer” and “Trans-kingdom RNAi executed by Secondary Small RNAs confers disease resistance” Other faculty [...]

Natasha Raikhel Appointed Honorary Doctor at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

By |2019-07-01T15:56:14-07:00July 1st, 2019|

Congratulations to former IIGB/CEPCEB Director Natasha Raikhel who was appointed honorary doctor at SLU's Faculty of Forest Sciences! Natasha has collaborated with several research groups at SLU's Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology and the Umeå Plant Science Centre for many years.  Find the full store here.

Congratulations to CEPCEB’s CA State Science Fair Awardees

By |2019-05-16T10:42:24-07:00May 16th, 2019|

CEPCEB awarded two Senior Division prizes at the California State Science and Engineering Fair Awards on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. These awards recognize scientific achievement in the fields of cell and molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics or technology development that will impact our understanding of plant cell biology. Special congratulations to David He of San Diego, [...]

Hailing Jin receives $4M USDA grant in effort to stop the spread of citrus-destroying disease

By |2019-04-09T19:28:35-07:00April 9th, 2019|

A molecular geneticist at the University of California, Riverside, has secured a four-year grant aimed at halting the spread of a deadly bacterial disease that continues to spread among California’s citrus trees. The award of nearly $4 million, which comes from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will [...]

Hailing Jin identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection

By |2019-04-09T19:19:06-07:00April 9th, 2019|

A team led by a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a regulatory, genetic mechanism in plants that could lead to better strategies for protecting crops. Read the full story here. “By better understanding this molecular mechanism of regulation, we can modify or treat crops to induce their immune response against [...]

CEPCEB 16th Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony

By |2019-03-14T22:41:54-07:00March 14th, 2019|

CEPCEB celebrated its 16th Annual Symposium and Awards Ceremony on November 30, 2018. Christina Smolke, Professor of Bioengineering, and by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, served as the Distinguished Noel T. Keen Lecturer. Christina's research focuses on developing modular genetic platforms for programming information processing and control functions in living systems, and she [...]

ASPB News “Luminaries” features CEPCEB’s Natasha Raikhel

By |2019-02-22T22:47:36-07:00February 22nd, 2019|

Natasha Raikhel was chosen as subject of ASPB News “Luminaries” column, where student and postdoc members are invited to submit their ideas for a 500- to 750-word interview they might like to conduct with a prominent scientist. Natasha Raikhel Distinguished Professor of Plant Cell Biology Emerita, University of California, Riverside BY PRATEEK TRIPATHI ASPB Student Ambassador, [...]

CEPCEB’s Bailey-Serres and Cutler Among 2017’s Highly Cited Researchers

By |2019-02-22T22:45:24-07:00February 22nd, 2019|

Julia Bailey-Serres and Sean Cutler were named by Clarivate Analytics as 2017 Highly Cited Researchers, an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The final new list contains about 3,400 Highly Cited Researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. See the full list. The [...]

CEPCEB Hosts 5th Annual Postdoc Symposium

By |2019-02-22T22:31:55-07:00February 22nd, 2019|

CEPCEB hosted its 5th Annual Postdoc Symposium on June 1, 2018. Steve Kay, USC Director of Convergent Bioscience and Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences, presented the keynote address "Grow Up! The Circadian Clock as the Master Regulator of Plant Environmental Responses". The full day event featured research talks by graduate students, [...]