Aerial view of UCSD campus looking South
Geisel Library - Nobel Laureates at UCSD
Discovery of new atmospheric reaction garners prize
Natural Sciences Building
The crystal structure of a group II intron in the pre-catalytic state
Structure of an inhibitor of hepatitis C virus protein synthesis bound to its target in the viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) genome
ANCA probe staining amyloid plaques derived from Alzheimer’s-related Aβ peptides fluoresces as green and as yellow when derived from prion proteins (PrPSC)
Generation of bio-resistive surface coatings on amyloids inhibits harmful protein-amyloid interactions associated with Alzheimer disease
Proposed schematic models of the interfacial binding surface of four different members of the Phospholipase A2 superfamily
Urey Hall and Pacific Hall
Characterization of the "inhibitor binding pocket" in the catalytic domain of the calcium-independent phospholipase A2 with residues within a 5 A raidus of the inhibitor shown
A Crystalline Singlet Phosphinonitrene: a Nitrogen Atom Transfer Agent
Drug candidate in orange envelope bound to UPPS
Possible binding modes for phospholipase A2 via its membrane interaction site, another allosteric site, and its catalytic site
Kim Prather has been named one of the “top 50 women in analytical science” by the Analytical Science magazine, which recently published its first ever all-women Power List, featuring “50 talented scientists who brilliantly represent the scope and impact of the analytical sciences.” “As always, we don’t proclaim that our Power List is definitive – influence is subjective,” said Rich Whitworth, editor of the magazine. “But given its future-facing focus, we do hope it’s predictive.”
Prather, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and is Director of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Nominations for the Analytical Scientist Power List were openly requested and reviewed by an expert judging panel consisting of well-respected scientists and the magazine’s editorial team to produce the final list of 50 women, which can be found online click here
Since it began publishing in 2013, the magazine has published two top 100 and a top 40 under 40 power list.
“Our Power Lists are intended to be a celebration of the whole analytical field – and our top 50 women list is no different in that respect; however, we do think it’s important for The Analytical Scientist to step up and highlight positive role models for young female scientists,” said Whitworth. “We also want to give the analytical community the opportunity to reflect on diversity and equality in general.”
Professor Seth Cohen recipient of the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar mentoring. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring recognizes faculty mentors who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models and colleagues to their postdoctoral trainees, and who promote high standards of professionalism and research integrity. Dr. Cohen will be honored at the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony on November 1, 2016 at Price Center Ballroom.
Prof. Elizabeth Villa receives 2016 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health. She was one of only 48 researchers nationwide this year to receive the prestigious award, which was established in 2007 and is designed to support unusually innovative research from early career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degree or clinical residency and have not yet received a research project grant or equivalent NIH grant. Elizabeth who will use her award for her research project on “Opening Windows into the Cell: Revealing the Molecular Architecture of the Nuclear Periphery.”
Neal Devaraj, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop new imaging methods that will help the more than 1 million people in the United States living with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that destroys the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas. Devaraj’s award is part of more than $5 million recently awarded by the NIH to UC San Diego researchers for type 1 diabetes research.
Rommie Amaro, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego, has won the 2016 Corwin Hansch Award, given by the Hansch-Fujita Foundation each year to a scholar under the age of 40 for significant contributions to the field of computer-aided drug design.
Amaro, who is the director of UC San Diego’s National Biomedical Computation Resource and a co-director of the Drug Design Data Resource, was presented with the award at the 2016 EuroQSAR meeting and the Gordon Research Conferences on Computer-Aided Drug Design in Verona, Italy.
The award, established in 2000, is named after the late honorary chair of the QSAR and Chemoinformatics Society and the pioneer of the interdisciplinary science of QSAR, Corwin Hansch.
Amaro received both her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and her PhD in chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, computer science and chemistry at UC Irvine for two years before being recruited to the faculty at UC San Diego in 2011.
As the department goes through an organizational renewal, Steve Briggs from Biological Sciences, has agreed to serve as interim Chair to facilitate the change process.
Professor Barbara Sawrey has been named one of San Diego’s Most Inspirational Women by San Diego Magazine. Professor Sawrey was named the Academic Champion at an event that “honored dynamic San Diego women committed to creating positive change”.