Department News

Professors Michael G. Rosenfeld & Steve Kay elected as AAAS Fellows

December 17, 2009

Five professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named 2009 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization. Don W. Cleveland, Steve A. Kay, Kimberly Prather, Michael G. Rosenfeld and Robert Schmidt were among 531 individuals this year selected by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored by the association for “efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

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Julio Ng receives Siebel Foundation fellowship

September 24, 2009

As breakthrough discoveries in bioengineering become more crucial to fundamental global issues, including health, food production and water supplies, UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s top ranked bioengineering department continues to be on the cutting edge of this field.  The Siebel Foundation has recognized the Jacob School’s pioneering efforts with a $2 million endowment to fund fellowships for some of its top bioengineering graduate students. The 2010 UC San Diego Siebel Scholars in bioengineering include Terrell Green, Amy Hsieh, Jennifer Singelyn, Julio Ng and Roy Lefkowitz.

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Professors Jose Onuchic & Ruth Williams named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 22, 2009

Two scientists and a mathematician from the University of California, San Diego were named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on April 20. José Nelson Onuchic, professor of physics and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics; Ruth Williams, professor of mathematics; and Martin Yanofsky, professor of biology and chair of the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology were recognized this year.

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences honors the country's leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.  New members will be formally welcomed into the Academy at an Induction Ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 10, 2009.

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Professor Trey Ideker wins 2009 Overton Prize

March 13, 2009

University of California, San Diego bioengineering professor Trey Ideker—a network and systems biology pioneer—has won the International Society for Computational Biology’s Overton Prize. The Overton prize is awarded each year to an early-to-mid-career scientist who has already made a significant contribution to the field of computational biology.

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NIH Awards $16.6 Million to UC San Diego Researcher for New Epigenome Center

January 13, 2009

Bing Ren, Ph.D., associate professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and head of the Laboratory of Gene Regulation at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, was recently selected as one of four grant recipients in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap’s Epigenomics Program, an initiative developed to study stable genetic modifications that affect and alter the behavior of genes across the human genome.

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