Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Sophomore wins UCR neuroscience award

The Austin and Helen Riesen Neuroscience Award is given to the top undergraduate student in the neuroscience program

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Gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries

Study reports very simple forms of matter could generate detectable gravitational wave backgrounds soon after the Big Bang

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Physicists gain hands-on experience using cyclotron at UC Davis

Team included undergraduate and graduate students

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Graduate students win Dissertation Completion Fellowship Awards

Recipients Wayne Water Vigil Jr. and Giulia Alboreggia are the first graduates with doctoral degrees from the new Biophysics Graduate Program

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Honoring Barry Barish with a day rich in physics

UC Riverside honors the distinguished professor and Nobel laureate for receiving a National Medal of Science

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Research breakthrough on birth defect affecting brain size

Nonsense-mediated RNA decay, or NMD, is an evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanism in which potentially defective messenger RNAs, or mRNAs (genetic material that instructs the body on how to make proteins), are degraded. Disruption of the NMD pathway can lead to neurological disorders, immune diseases, cancers, and other pathologies. Mutations...

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Fulbright awards will fund students’ research in Hungary and Vietnam

Awardees are Kristen Herbert and Tara Westmor

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Molecular crystal motors move when exposed to light

Potential applications include drug delivery

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Graduate students recognized for academic excellence and research achievements

Stipends will support their ongoing research

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Extracurricular: Chasing this year’s spectacular solar eclipse

Eclipse enthusiast Morris Maduro joins millions of people along path of totality

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Virtual villages can promote social engagement and mental wellbeing

UC Riverside-led study focused on older people living with HIV

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Undergraduate wins UC Graduate Deans’ Leadership and Research Award

Budding neuroscientist Erik Hakopian provided academic mentorship to UCR students

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Psychologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Weiwei Zhang’s research focuses on perception, attention, memory, and higher cognition

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Gift to UCR results in new undergraduate fellowship

Aiden Wilkin will use the funds to continue working in the experimental LIGO group

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Physics research puts UCR on landscape of particle manipulation

Successful trapping of electrons could lead to new quantum computing architectures

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Reaching for the stars

A new astronomy course at UC Riverside offers undergraduates hands-on use of a telescope

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School of Medicine receives national honor for outstanding DEI commitment

The medical school won Insight into Diversity’s Health Professions HEED Award also in 2021 and 2022

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Graduate student wins award at local stem cell symposium

Natasha Brinkley conducts research in UCR’s Tissue Regenerative Engineering and Mechanotransduction lab

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Physics graduate student wins merit award at national lab

Xilin Liang is stationed at Brookhaven National Lab

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