The Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, is a team of over 120 individuals made up of faculty, staff and students, who are all committed to discoveries and higher education. Within our department, members consists of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from all corners of the globe with the remaining affiliates being primarily professional research and administrative staff.
As a basic science department, Biological Chemistry is the key to our future and prosperity. Research in biological chemistry is the engine of innovation, growth and progress at the molecular level of medicine.
Our mission and vision are to establish Academic A-suite Goals which are the following:
ASSEMBLE the best professional research teams with great ideas and ATTAIN academic excellence through hard work. ACHIEVE and ACCOMPLISH meaningful results for progress. APPRECIATE and ADHERE to a code of respect and integrity as we seek a better understanding and the truth in science.
We are focused in providing well-trained scientists and physicians for the future. We are here to share innovative ideas, encourage independent thinking and disseminate knowledge. And as we continue to grow and flourish, we invite you to visit our department and campus. Please contact us at 949-824-6051.
Congratulations to our Graduate Students who recently received a fellowship
National Institute of Health NRSA-F31 has awarded
Stacey Borrego from Professor Peter Kaiser’s Laboratory
“Integration of S-adenosylmethionine Metabolism with Epigenetics and Cell Cycle”
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship has awarded
Ryan Lim from Professor Leslie Thompson’s Laboratory
“Examining the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathways role in blood brain barrier (BBB) integrity and function in Huntington’s disease.”
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program has awarded
Rolando Ruiz from Professor Anand Ganesan’s Laboratory
"RhoJ and PAK1 Coordinate Melanogenesis and the DNA Damage Response"
Read all about it - hot BC/UCI research papers.
From Peter Kaiser Laboratory:
Computational identification of a transiently open L1/S3 pocket for reactivation of mutant p53.
From Robert Moyzis Laboratory:
The dopamine D4 receptor genotype predicts longevity in mouse and human
Roles of Fission Yeast Shelterin in Telomere Maintenance
Hyun-ik Jun, Biological Chemistry student
A Novel Mechanism Fro F-Box Protein Degradation
Radhika Mathur, Biological Chemistry student
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:00 AM
F-114 Dr. S. Jerome & Judith D. Tamkin Student Lecture Building
We have established a Departmental Facebook page
UCI Biological Chemistry Department
|04/13||Deanna Church, who received her PhD in John Wasmuth's lab and is now a scientist at the NCBI, discusses the Reference Genome|
|04/13||Dr. Wen-Hwa Lee, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Chemistry, is among 13 UCI researchers named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)|
|11/12||The Department of Biological Chemistry is delighted to welcome Dr. Feng Qiao and his team from Texas.|
|11/12||Dr. Haoping Liu was recently awarded her second R01 grant from PHS-NIH Allergy and Infectious Diseases for four years.|
|11/12||Dr. Peter Kaiser’s R01 was recently renewed.|
|6/12||Dr. Rob Steele and Dr. Leslie Thompson were recently awarded an EXCELLENCE IN BASIC SCIENCE TEACHING AWARDS for 2011-2012.|
|3/12||Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi has been awarded the IPSEN Foundation Prize for Endocrine Regulation
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