Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, Laila Aryan who was awarded the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (DAPM) Seed Grant! Congratulations also to her faculty mentor, Dr. Mansoureh Eghbali!

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, Mirian De Siqueira who was awarded the 2021-2022 Mautner Graduate Award! She was one of three students selected for the award this year and attended the public lecture by Dr. Joseph DeRisi and our Life Sciences Dean on April 11! Congratulations also to her faculty mentor Dr. Claudio Villanueva!

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, MontyBlencowe and MCIP PhD Student, Zoe Zhao on their paper published in Genome Research! Title of the paper is: “Relative contributions of sex hormones, sex chromosomes, and gonads to sex differences in tissue gene regulation.” Congratulations also to their faculty mentor Dr. Xia Yang!

https://genome.cshlp.org/content/early/2022/04/08/gr.275965.121.abstract

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Student, Ricardo Frausto who was awarded the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship! Congrats also to his faculty mentor Dr. Elissa Hallem!

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Student, Paul Vander who was selected as one of the top 10 finalists at this year’s 2022 UCLA Grad Slam!

The final competition will be live streamed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on YouTube. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu0ZROvbEZs

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, Cynthia McKee on her first author paper published in FASEB J! The title of the paper is “The anti-aging protein Klotho affects early postnatal myogenesis by downregulating Jmjd3 and the canonical Wnt pathway”

Link to paper: https://faseb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1096/fj.202101298R

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Student, Nguyen Phi on her recent publication from her previous work with Dr. Orkun Akin, a faculty from MCIP, published in Nature! The title of the paper is “A discrete neuronal population coordinates brain-wide developmental activity”

Link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04406-9

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, Mirian De Siqueira on her co-first author review published in Cell! Congrats also to her faculty mentor Dr. Claudio Villanueva! The title of the paper is “Adipose-tissue plasticity in health and disease”

Link to paper: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1eX3fL7PXf0eL

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, Alexandra Brownstein and the Shirihai Lab who published in Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders! The title of their paper is “ATP-consuming futile cycles as energy dissipating mechanisms to counteract obesity”

Congratulations to MCIP PhD Candidate, James Dang who was awarded the Training Grant in Neurobehavioral Genetics T32 for AY 2021-2022! Congratulations also to his faculty mentor, Dr. Weizhe Hong!