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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.

DARPA Forward National Convention Launched Sixth New Initiative at UC San Diego

January 10, 2023

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted the grand finale of its first-ever national conference series at UC San Diego in December. UC San Diego was the last stop and the largest conference attracting 900 attendees in-person and virtually. 

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.

UC San Diego Researchers Earn Air Force Young Investigator Awards

December 21, 2022

Three researchers at the University of California San Diego have been selected to receive Young Investigator Research Program awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the basic research arm of the Air Force Research Lab.

Physics Professor Brian Keating Named 2022 Legend of Flight Honoree

December 16, 2022

UC San Diego Physics Professor Brian Keating was honored by the International Air & Space Hall of Fame as a 2022 Legend of Flight honoree. Keating was recognized for his work studying the universe’s oldest light, called the cosmic microwave background.

Researchers Identify Elusive Carbon Dioxide Sensor in Plants that Controls Water Loss

December 7, 2022

UC San Diego scientists have identified a long-sought carbon dioxide sensor in plants, a discovery that holds implications for trees, crops and wildfires. The researchers found that two proteins work together to form the sensor, which is key for water evaporation, photosynthesis and plant growth.

UC San Diego Ranked 8th Globally for Most Influential Researchers

November 22, 2022

The Highly Cited Researchers list identifies and celebrates exceptional researchers who are having a significant impact on the research community as evidenced by the rate at which their work is being cited by their peers. UC San Diego ranks 8th in the world for 2022.

UC San Diego Researchers Show Molecules Change Their Behaviors Under a Polariton Leader

November 17, 2022

UC San Diego Professors of Chemistry Wei Xiong and Joel Yuen Zhou show unambiguously that chemical reactions only occur with polaritons not dark modes.

Eight UC San Diego Researchers Among ‘1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World’

November 10, 2022

Eight researchers from UC San Diego are listed in the first-ever ranking of the “1,000 Best Female Scientists in the World” by research.com, an analytics platform that advocates for improved research quality and also ranks universities, scholarly journals and academic conferences.
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