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07/31/17 - Lara won an award for best poster in the session "Why Disorder Matters" at the 19th IUPAB (International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics) Congress and 11th EBSA (European Biophysical Societies' Association) Congress, which took place from July 16-20th, 2017 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK. Her poster was entitled,  "Intrinsically disordered signaling proteins can exhibit emergent cooperativity, sequential binding." The conference had over 1100 posters and she is one of 35 winners!

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Congratulations to our National Science Foundation Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide 2016 Awardees.

Our awardees are Andrew Schaub, (4th year Chemistry student in Sheryl Tsai's Lab) and Jaleal Sanjak. (4th year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology student in Kevin Thornton's Lab)

Andrew will be hosted by Professor Ikuro Abe, Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His project title is: International Collaborative Research Exploring Natural Product Biosynthesis Through Molecular Dynamics and Crystallographic Studies.

Jaleal will be hosted by Professor Peter M. Visscher, FAA at the University of Queensland, Australia, in the Center for Neurogenetics and Statistical Genomics. His project title is: Evolutionary analysis of stabilizing selection on complex traits in humans via association mapping and model based inference with the UK BioBank dataset. 

Congratulations to our National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program applicants. Graduate students associated with the MCSB program had a very successful year: three students received NSF GRFP awards, and three more received honorable mentions !
2016 Awardees:
Nan (Roy) Zhao (first year MCB student)
Leonila Lagunes (2nd year student, currently in Developmental and Cell Biology)
Abdon Iniguez (2nd year student, currently in MCSB Ph.D. Program)
Honorable Mentions:
Hua Wally Xie (first year MCB student)
Logan Harriger (2nd year student, currently in MCSB Ph.D. program)
Joseph Nash (2nd year student, currently in Computer Science)
Lily Li (2nd year student, currently in Developmental and Cell Biology)

We are pleased to report that UC President Napolitano has approved the MCSB MS/PhD program! The program will start this September (2015) for students currently enrolled at UCI. This includes students who just finished the gateway program, as well as students currently enrolled in academic departments.  The fully approved proposal may be viewed from the following link: MCSB 050115.

MCSB degreesSubject to approval by the MCSB Director in conjunction with the MCSB Executive Committee, current UCI students can transfer into the MCSB program this fall (2015) via the Change of Major form process. Full program details and specific transfer requirements, including resolving financial support issues, will be posted shortly on the MSCB website.

The stand-alone MCSB M.S./Ph.D. program builds on the success of the current MCB gateway graduate program and is the fulfillment of a 2005 HHMI grant obligation. The MCB gateway program will become the “Department Option” in the MCSB M.S./Ph.D. program, which will continue to provide students with a gateway opportunity. Students will now have the option to pursue their degree directly from the MCSB program by taking the MS/Ph.D. option.