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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.

A Pandemic Story: QI Helps Startup Seize Opportunity

February 15, 2023

“The pandemic highlighted an underserved area—rapid detection of various different pathogens such as COVID, the flu, and other viruses,” says Shane Bowen '00, '05, a co-founder of Palamedrix.

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).

San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego Join Federal Effort to Train Next-Gen Physics Workforce

February 7, 2023

San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego is part of a new $3.2 million consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to train the next generation of computational high-energy physicists.

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.
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