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Martinez and Perry Labs receive NIH grant for breast cancer research

From the UCR News Article by Iqbal Pittalwala: "The more than $1.2 million grant will support two projects: The first, led by Ernest Martinez, a professor of biochemistry at UC Riverside, will investigate the biology of aggressive “luminal B breast cancer,” which occurs in younger women and makes up about 10% of all breast cancers...

Song Lab lead group crack structure of a novel enzyme linked to cell growth and cancer

From the UCR News Article: "The study, published in Nature Communications, explains how protein machineries in cells are regulated to target RNA molecules for m6A modification. Jikui Song, an associate professor of biochemistry at UC Riverside who led the study, explained ZCCHC4 controls protein synthesis and cell proliferation by introducing an m6A modification into ribosomes...

Dr. Jeff Perry Receives $659,000 DOD Grant

Dr. Jeff Perry, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry has received a $659,000 grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the US Department of Defense. Dr. Perry's lab will be partnering with a lab from the City of Hope as they have also received a grant from the CDMRP. You can read...

Wedding Award Winner 2019

Congratulations to the Randolph T. and Mary K. Wedding award scholarship winner, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Stephen Diggs. The award is presented annually to a meritorious graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program who has made the most significant contribution to the peer reviewed scientific literature in biochemistry and molecular...

Amrik Kang receives Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Amrik Kang, an undergraduate student volunteer in the Jeff Perry laboratory has received a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. There were over 5,000 application nationwide and three of the scholarships went to UCR undergraduates. Congratulations Amrik! To read more about the scholarship the the winners, please click on the UCR news story here.

Remembering Dr. Anthony Norman, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biomed Sciences Emeritus

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. Anthony Norman. He will be remembered as a great scientist, mentor, and friend to many. He will be greatly missed. His family has set up a website in his memory: https://www.awnmemorium.com/ The memorial service for Dr. Norman will be held Tuesday, September...

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall awarded Junior Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Stephanie Dingwall, Assistant Professor of Teaching has been awarded the Junior Excellence in Teaching (JET) Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The award is presented by UC Riverside's Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Congratulations Dr. Dingwall! Read more at the Academy of Distinguished Teachers website here.

Leland M. Shannon Award Winners for 2018-19

Congratulations to students, Hannah Navarrette(not pictured) and Hector Ruvalcaba, this years BCH 162 Leland M. Shannon Scholarship Award Winners! The Shannon Awards are presented to 2 students enrolled in BCH 162 (Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory) 1 award for Winter quarter and 1 for Spring quarter. The students apply for the award at the end of the...

Perry Lab Collaboration with Pellecchia Lab profiled on UCR News

From the UCR News Article: "A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs. A cancer target is often a rogue protein that signals cancer cells to proliferate uncontrollably and invade organs. Modern cancer drugs have...

Dr. Paul Larsen Receives Proof of Concept Grant

Dr. Paul Larsen, Professor of Biochemistry has received a $35,000 proof of concept grant by UC Riverside's office of Research and Economic Development. The grant will be used on research to modify corn to resist aluminum. Read more about the grant and research on the UCR news site here.

Walton B. Sinclair Award Winner 2018

Congratulations to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate student Allison Mills for receiving this years Walton B. Sinclair Award! The Sinclair award is presented annually to an exceptional Teaching Assistant in the department of Biochemistry.

Wedding Award Scholarship Winner 2018

Congratulations to the Randolph T. and Mary K. Wedding award scholarship winner, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Boxiao Wang. The award is presented annually to a meritorious graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program who has made the most significant contribution to the peer reviewed scientific literature in biochemistry and molecular...

Remembering Dr. Helen Henry, Professor Emerita of Biochemistry

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dr. Helen Henry's passing. She will be remembered for her extensive contributions to the field of Biochemistry along with her grace and kindness. A memorial service for Dr. Henry will be held September 5th, 2018 from 3pm-5pm at the UCR Alumni & Visitors Center...

Dr. Jikui Song's Research on Structure of Enzyme Linked to Cancer Published on Nature

Research led by Dr. Jikui Song, Associate Professor of Biochemistry has solved the crystal structure for substrate-bound DNMT3A. Read the UCR news article on the research here. You can also read the study results on the publication titled "Structural basis for DNMT3A-mediated de novo DNA methylation" on the Nature site here.

Zika Virus research paper published in Nature Communications

Dr. Jikui Song, Dept. of Biochemistry and Dr. Rong Hai, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, recently published a paper titled " The structure of Zika virus NS5 reveals a conserved domain conformation". Their research is being featured by ABC 7, The Press-Enterprise, and UCR News. Read the paper on the Nature website here ABC7...