Adriana Galván selected a William T. Grant Scholar

Adriana Galván, assistant professor of Psychology, has been selected a William T. Grant Scholar by the William T. Grant Foundation. The award is given to exceptional researchers early in their careers. Galván’s laboratory studies brain development in children, adolescents and adults using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques.

UCLA life scientist wins NIH ENCODE grant

Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, assistant professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, is among 15 outstanding scientists nationwide to be awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE), a comprehensive catalog of functional elements that control the expression of genetic information in a cell. She and her research group will identify genetic differences that alter RNA processing. Her research project aims to understand functions of genetic variants, such as mutations, in our genomes.

Waging war against the superbug

UCLA Today profiles Jeffrey H. Miller, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, cutting-edge scientist and educator, who has been working on what has become a major public health crisis in the United States– the steep rise in drug-resistant infections.

Life sciences professor awarded Rita Allen Foundation grant

Elissa Hallem, assistant professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics and a member of UCLA’s Molecular Biology Institute, has been honored as a 2011 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. The award is granted to seven researchers in biomedical science who will receive a total of $3.5 million in grants as 2011 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars.