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Rethink, Rewrite, Redefine—How Biodegradable Plastics Are Reshaping Sustainability

June 1, 2023

Researchers at UC San Diego have spent many years developing a biodegradable plastic alternative made from algae. A new book, published by Elsevier, details the basic science of creating bio-based polymers, lifecycle assessments and a techno-economic analysis.

High School Students Learn the Basics of Base Editing to Cure “GFP-itis”

May 4, 2023

Chemistry professor Alexis Komor’s lab designed the Genome Editing Technologies Program as a way to educate high school students on gene-editing technologies and expose them to a possible career in STEM.

Rhythm and Proofs

May 1, 2023

Mathematics professors share their relationship with music.

UC San Diego Launches a Stellar Ph.D. Program in Astronomy

March 27, 2023

UC San Diego has announced a new graduate program in astronomy and welcomed its first cohort of students. The program provides students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge astronomical and astrophysical research with access to national and international observatories and facilities.

Four Early Career Professors at UC San Diego Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

March 1, 2023

Four UC San Diego faculty have been selected as 2023 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award for early-career scientists of outstanding promise. The fellowships are awarded in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions.

A Star is Born: Images of Nearby Galaxies Provide Clues About Star Formation

February 16, 2023

As part of the JWST Cycle 1 Treasury Program, researchers from UC San Diego have released their findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the interstellar medium of nearby galaxies.

Two UC San Diego Faculty Named 2023 Cottrell Scholars

February 9, 2023

UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Physics Javier Duarte and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mark Herzik have been named 2023 Cottrell Scholars by Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).

Four UC San Diego Scientists Elected AAAS Fellows

January 31, 2023

Four UC San Diego researchers have been elected 2022 AAAS Fellows. Stuart Brody, Massimiliano Di Ventra, Elizabeth Komives and Yunde Zhao are being recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements by AAAS, publisher of the journal Science.

Computer Model of Influenza Virus Shows Universal Vaccine Promise

January 25, 2023

For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego have created an atomic-level computer model of the H1N1 virus that reveals new vulnerabilities, suggesting possible strategies for the design of future vaccines and antivirals against influenza.

Rewriting the Textbook on Gene Regulation: It’s the Big Picture That Counts

December 22, 2022

For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego have shown that changes in gene expression happen almost entirely during the transcription stage while the cells are growing. The researchers have provided a simple quantitative formula linking regulatory control to mRNA and protein levels.
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