Have you had a chance to catch the ‘Let’s Talk Science’ webinar hosted by Dean Johnson? MIMG faculty members Don Kohn and Carrie Miceli, along with Mireille Kamariza, an assistant professor from the bioengineering department, highlighted UCLA’s efforts in conducting both basic and cutting-edge translational bench-to-bedside research, which is leading to improved diagnostics and treatments for diseases. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9MgUbByn9c.
Congratulations to graduate student Breanna Walsh, in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, for receiving the ‘F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD and other Dual Degree Fellowships’ award from the NIH-NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In Dr. Elissa Hallem’s lab, Breanna is investigating the neural basis of oxygen response in parasitic nematodes.
Cheyenne Faulkner, a third-year MIMG student, has been at the helm of organizing UCLA Pow Wow for the last two years. This year’s event took place in May 2023 at the Wallis Annenberg Stadium and attracted around 5,000 attendees. Read more: https://bit.ly/3O3atd9
MIMG Coffee Hour (Summer Edition)
When: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: MSB 1601 Courtyard
Yang lab publishes two papers back-in-back on Science Immunology and Nature Communications, reporting the identification of a new immune checkpoint and the repurposing of an old antidepressant for cancer immunotherapy. More information HERE and HERE.
MIMG faculty members Amanda Freise and Jordan Moberg-Parker co-author research article about microbiome analysis in the undergraduate classroom. Click HERE to read.