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2017

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NOV. 15The Lawson lab is awarded pilot funds from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to build a cell atlas of human breast tissue. Collaborators include the Kessenbrock lab at UC Irvine.
SEPT 25The Department welcomes CMB transfer PhD student Albert Ta who has joined the Ping Wang lab and INP transfer student Jesse Holt who has joined the Pathak lab.
SEPT 25The Department welcomes CMB transfer PhD students Adam Wheat who has joined the Lan Huang lab and Karissa Munoz who has joined the Villalta lab.
JULY 01The Department welcomes Geoffrey Abbott, PhD, and his lab members to Irvine Hall!
AUG 02Medha Pathak, PhD, and Ian Parker, PhD, receive pilot funding of $50,000 from the School of Medicine & Ayala School of Biological Sciences. Great work!
JUNE 19Physiology & Biophysics PhD dtudent Ceazar Nave explains how insect research at UC Irvine may lead to a cure for "social jet lag” from staying up late and sleeping in.
JUNE 17-18Galina Schmunk from the Gargus lab served as the Gordon Research Seminar on Calcium Signaling organizer chair! The aim of this Gordon Research Seminar is to bring together students, postdocs and junior investigators in the field of calcium signaling to share cutting-edge research and to create opportunities for future collaborations. Great job Galina!
MAY 31'You are already catalyzing change,' Armando Villalta, PhD, tells UC Santa Cruz students at end-of-year celebration for graduating seniors and others in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math
APR 18Autism research news from the Center for Autism Research and Translation: "Mighty element plays major part in autism."
APR The Department welcomes CMB transfer PhD student Chang Zhao who has joined the Tombola lab and MCSB PhD student Kerrigan Blake who has joined the Lawson lab.
FEB 23Armando Villalta, PhD, receives an Institute of Clinical & Translational Science 2017 Pilot Grant Award for work on regulatory T-cell responses in muscle degenerative disorders.
FEB Researchers Francesco Tombola and Medha Pathak are recognized by the Society of General Physiologists with the Cranefield Award who in the preceding calendar year published an outstanding article in the Journal. Pathak, M.M., Tran, T., Hong, L., Joós, B., Morris, C.E., Tombola, F. (2016) The Hv1 proton channel responds to mechanical stimuli. J. Gen. Physiol. 148(5): 405-418.
FEB 02CART Symposium
JAN Jenna Kastenschmidt of the Villalta Lab wins award at Asilomar Midwinter Conference

2016

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SEPT The Department welcomes new international PhD students Hugo Lin and Laura Mendez.
AUG 01The Department welcomes CMB transfer Ph.D. student Athena Papasodero!
JULY 01The Department welcomes CMB transfer Ph.D. students Ryan Davis, Katrina Evans, Jenna Kastenschmidt, and Ceazar Nave!
JUNE 27The Department of Physiology & Biophysics welcomes Milton Greenberg, Ph.D. to Assistant Adjunct Professor/Course Director.
JUN 13A study co-led by UC Irvine’s Rongsheng Jin, professor of physiology & biophysics, reveals Botox’s sweet tooth underlies its key neuron-targeting mechanism.
JUN 07Qin Yang, MD and PhD, is chosen as a Research Associates Award Recipient.
JUN 01The Department of Physiology & Biophysics welcomes Medha Pathak, Ph.D. to Assistant Professor.
JUNE The Department Congratulates Professor Kenneth Longmuir's Excellence in Teaching- Basic Science Award!
MAY 21-25Lisa Baik receives merit award for "CRYPTOCHROME is a Direct Neuronal Ultraviolet Light Sensor" presentation at Society for Research on Biological Rhythms' 2016 conference.
MAY 13Gabriel Vargas, MD and PhD, selected as one of UC Irvine Graduate Division's top 50 graduate and postdoctoral scholar alumni honorees.
FEB 24-26Lisa Baik awarded “Best Poster” at the Center for Circadian Biology Symposium: From Cells to Clinic, 2016.

2015

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NOV 18Lisa Soyeon Baik has been selected as the 2015-2016 ARCS Scholar.
OCT 16The Department of Physiology & Biophysics welcomes new faculty members for the 2015-2016 year.
JUN 02Chemistry Nobel laureate Dr. Irwin Rose passed away June 2, 2015.
JAN 14Jay Gargus, M.D. turning the corner on autism

2014

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JUN 19Rongsheng Jin, Ph.D. and his lab learn how botulism-causing toxin enters bloodstream