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New Dean of Biological Sciences Seeks to Improve Undergraduate Experience

October 10, 2013

…learning how to clone DNA and make proteins and, when I later went to the University of Basel in Switzerland to do my postdoctoral research, I was able to apply those new techniques to make discoveries about the genetics of early embryonic development. Did your undergraduate experience influence how you…

Algeon Materials Embraces the Power of Kelp

June 23, 2022

…it’s fused in my DNA and I’m at my happiest when I’m in nature. I also love art and wanted to be a fine artist when I was in high school. In undergrad, I pivoted to business entrepreneurship because I felt like it scratched that itch I have for creativity…

Say ‘Cheese’

April 21, 2016

…and her students use DNA sequencing techniques developed by Rob Knight, a professor of pediatrics and computer science and engineering who heads the campus microbiome initiative, to identify the bacteria living in the human gut. Once isolated, the biologists keep them in a lab freezer for later use, in various…

UC San Diego’s Big Ideas for 2016 — and Beyond

January 7, 2016

…gap. It’s in our DNA. From Roger Revelle, one of our founders, who discovered climate change and tried to do something about it; to our first chancellor, Herb York, who helped develop the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project — perhaps the most ethically loaded research ever — but devoted…

The Underwater Library at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

April 8, 2021

…the ability to extract DNA, tissue samples for genetic purposes are taken from the fish and benthic invertebrates prior to fixing the specimen in formalin. The location, date, depth, and personnel information are all recorded for each specimen. This data will eventually be digitized into each collection’s online database, a…

Top Stories of 2020

December 18, 2020

…on the science of DNA for a group of men convicted of non-violent crimes at East Mesa Re-Entry Facility in South San Diego, with additional topics and participants in the months that followed. Beyond building connections over science and education, the project seeks to create a pipeline from jail to…

Ahead of the Curve

May 19, 2016

…is part of the DNA of UC San Diego and it continues today.” Last week, President Obama announced a major federal research initiative to better understand the microbiome—the communities of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that live within and around us. But this national effort comes more than six months…

Founders’ Symposium to Spotlight Innovative Work of Six Faculty, Graduate Students

October 31, 2013

…environmental microorganisms using high-throughput DNA sequencing approaches and bioinformatic tool development. A primary focus of this research is the discovery and genetic manipulation of microbial biosynthetic pathways involved in the synthesis of marine natural products such as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. I received my undergraduate degree in biology from the…

Charting Shots

October 7, 2021

…that they alter human DNA. Or that they contain tracking microchips. None of these claims are founded upon empirical reality, but even without any proof proffered, such allegations resonate with some people and are repeated with uncritical conviction. A host of cognitive biases partly explain the appeal of conspiracy theorizing…

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