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CNCM is awarded $1.4 million NIH grant for Alzheimer’s disease research training

Funds will support projects with significant clinical translational potential Faculty members from the schools of medicine, biological sciences, pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences, information & computer sciences and engineering will mentor and support pre- and postdoctoral fellows in the training program. They include (from left) Chen Li, Xiaoyu Shi, Kalpna Gupta, Gopi Meenakshisundaram, Orkide Koyuncu, Mark…

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Congratulations to Travis Wiles!

Please join us in congratulating Travis Wiles, who was awarded a Hellman Fellowship last week. This fellowship is presented to promising Assistant Professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research across the ten UC campuses.

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UC Irvine-led research team creates novel rabies viral vectors for neural circuit mapping

New tools can detect microstructural changes in aging and Alzheimer’s disease brain neurons The UCI School of Medicine team members who helped develop new viral vectors that will advance neural circuit mapping include, from left, front row: Michele Wu, Alexis Bouin, Ginny Wu, Qiao Ye and Xiangmin Xu; back row: Todd Holmes, Bert Semler, Orkide…

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Congratulations to Nir Drayman!

Please join us in congratulating Nir Drayman on his newly published paper “mSphere of Influence:Virology in the noise—how cell-to-cell variability impacts viral infection outcomes“. Please click Read More for the link to the paper. Link to published paper.

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Congratulations to José Morán!

Please join us in congratulating José Morán, recipient of the Rose Hills Foundation Science & Engineering Fellowship. The fellowship provides financial support and recognizes and rewards UCI’s most meritorious graduate students who are pursuing a PhD or Master’s degree in the life or natural sciences, or engineering.  This fellowship is awarded to underrepresented students in…

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Congratulations to Paul Gershon!

Please join us in congratulating Paul Gershon and his lab on their newly published paper that reveals the atomic structure and assembly pathway of a protein that constitutes around 14% of the mass of vaccinia virus. Please click Read More for the link to the paper.

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Congratulations to Stephanie Salazar Virology T32 Recipient and Lavanya Manjunath CVR Graduate Fellowship Recipient

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Salazar (Koyuncu Lab) on her appointment to the Virology T32 training grant. Stephanie joins José Morán and Gema Olivarria who were reappointed to the Virology T32 training grant. Please join us in congratulating Lavanya Manjunath (Buisson Lab) on her appointment to the CVR Graduate Fellowship.

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UCI biologists to study COVID-19 link to Alzheimer’s

Congratulations to Tom Lane, CVR Director, and Kim Green who received a two-year Alzheimer’s Association grant to support their novel research! UCI biologists Kim Green and Tom Lane have been awarded $250,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association to assess how COVID-19 affects the onset and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. Decades of research indicate that viral or…

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Dr. Matt Marsden appointed Associate Director for Center of Virus Research

Dr. Matt Marsden, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been appointed as Associate Director of the Center for Virus Research (CVR). Dr. Marsden is an outstanding virologist studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with HIV latency.  Dr. Marsden’s research is focused on viral persistence and pathogenesis. He is particularly interested in developing…

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New Research Sheds Light on a Protein that Shapes the T Cell Response to Viral Infections

A recent study published in the Journal of Virology by a team from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry that includes Assistant Professor Roberto Tinoco, graduate student Julia DeRogatis and co-authors from the Tinoco lab, and Assistant Professor Dequina Nicholas has revealed a new discovery about how T cells respond to viral infections. The…

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