Department News

04/22/2014

Professor Kirk Lohmueller Featured in UCLA Newsroom for being named a 2014 Searle Scholar

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom.



04/07/2014

Professor Kirk Lohmueller receives Searle Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kirk Lohmueller for receiving a Searle Award. Dr. Lohmuellor from the Department of Ecology and Evolution was hired through the Computational Bioscience Initiative. The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position at a participating academic or research institution. Applicants are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Each year 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars. Awards are currently set at $100,000 per year for three years. Since its inception, 527 Scholars have been named and over $111 million has been awarded.



04/01/2014

Greatest congratulations to the following EEB graduate students who received prestigious NSF Predoctoral Fellowships (GFRP's) and NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

Greatest congratulations to the following EEB graduate students who received prestigious NSF Predoctoral Fellowships (GFRP's).

Monique Ambrose
Madeline Tiee
Sarah Tolley
Andie Chan

Marissa Tellez was also awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Also, congratulations to Vanessa Apkenas, an incoming student who has accepted a position in Smith lab!



03/31/2014

EEB Graduate Student Kathryn Peiman Enters 2014 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase And Wins First Place In her Category

EEB Graduate Student Kathryn Peiman entered Sigma Xi's virtual research showcase competition and won first place her category (EEB) and went on to be awarded first place in the graduate division. For listing of all winners, please visit Sigmaxi.
To view the video and slide presentation, please visit Here.



03/03/2014

Professor Paul Barber receives UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor Paul Barber for receiving one of six UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards for 2013-2014.



03/03/2014

Professor Tom Smith featured in UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom.



03/03/2014

Professor Kirk Lohmueller Featured on UCLA Today for receiving Sloan Research Fellowship

For news piece, please visit UCLA Today.



03/03/2014

Undergraduate Researcher from Alfaro Lab, Mericien Venzon, featured on UCLA Today

For full article, please visit Student's 'Triple Threat' in lab, on ice, in ER.



03/03/2014

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has featured research on coastal sage scrub by Erin Riordan, Rasoul Sharifi and Phil Rundel in an e-news press release

For full article, please visit Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.



02/21/2014

Professor Phil Rundel and Collaborative Team Receives $800,000 NSF Grant

Phil Rundel with an international team of collaborators has received an $800,000 grant from NSF to study the the ecosystem impacts of carbon and nitrogen fluxes from leaf cutter ants in a lowland tropical forest in Costa Rica.




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