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Theoretical Physicist Olga Dudko Named American Physical Society Fellow

October 21, 2022

Olga Dudko, professor of Physics at the University of California San Diego, has been named an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow. The fellowship is a distinct honor — each year, no more than 0.5% of APS’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of fellow.

UC San Diego Researchers Named Recipients of NIH New Innovator Awards

October 18, 2022

Two early career researchers at the University of California San Diego have been named recipients of the 2022 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

Physicists Receive $12.6M From Department of Energy to Continue Exploring Next-Generation Computing

September 28, 2022

Through a highly competitive process, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $12.6 million in renewed funding for Quantum Materials for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic Computing (Q-MEEN-C) — led by the University of California San Diego.

The Unlimited Possibility of Human Imagination

September 26, 2022

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego brings together scientists, artists and engineers to better understand, enhance and encourage imagination.

For the Love of Peanut Butter

September 26, 2022

Brittany Merrill Yeng '09, MS '10 takes on an American classic. This story was published in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.

A Sea Change for Plastic Pollution: New Material Biodegrades in Ocean Water

September 22, 2022

Seeking solutions to counteract a rapid rise in plastic trash, scientists at UC San Diego have developed biodegradable material that is designed to replace conventionally used plastic. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has shown that the material biodegrades in seawater.

UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from W. M. Keck Foundation to Study Origins of Dementia

August 16, 2022

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have received a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project that could help scientists better understand the role misfolded tau proteins play in causing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, which may lead to more effective

Best New Dean of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

August 5, 2022

Brookie Best, PharmD, has been named the next dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, succeeding James McKerrow, PhD, MD, who stepped down June 30, 2022.

Giant Viruses Build a Cell Nucleus Surprisingly Like Our Own

August 3, 2022

Scientists are using new technologies to obtain unprecedented looks inside viruses and their unique abilities to infect and destroy bacteria. Using cryo-EM and other technologies, they found that jumbo phage cells feature a compartment that is surprisingly similar to the nucleus of human cells.

Researchers Take First-Ever Cryo-EM Images of Nitrogenase in Action

July 28, 2022

For the first time, researchers at UC San Diego report near-atomic-resolution snapshots of nitrogenase during catalysis using cryoEM. The results were published in the journal Science.
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