Content Authored by: Iqbal Pittalwala

Deep dive into the atomic nucleus

Miguel Arratia, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received a $508,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to perform experiments using the electron accelerator facility at the Jefferson Laboratory, or JLab, in Newport News, Virginia, the world’s premier laboratory for imaging the subatomic structure of matter. “We will use...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Epidemiologist named Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by National Academy of Medicine

Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Social Medicine, Population and Public Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has been named a 2021 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine, or NAM. Brown is one of only 10 Emerging Leaders in Health and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Use of pure menthol instead of mint oil in e-cigarette fluids may reduce cancer risk

UC Riverside study compared three classes of chemicals in Puff and JUUL e-cigarette fluids

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Machine learning NSF grant will help identify physical origins of noise in LIGO

Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy; and Vagelis Papalexakis, an associate professor of computer science and engineering; have received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, to develop novel machine-learning methods capable of analyzing the physical origins of noise in LIGO, the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Medical school’s summer mentorship program wins magazine award

The School of Medicine’s Future Physician Leaders, or FPL, program has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award. One of several pipeline programs offered by the medical school, FPL is a popular nine-week summer mentorship program for about 145 prospective health care students each year who...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Department of Energy renewal grant supports student research at Brookhaven National Lab

Kenneth Barish, a professor of physics and astronomy, has received a three-year renewal grant of more than $1 million from the Department of Energy, or DOE, to support the activities of the Nucleon Spin Physics Group at UC Riverside. Physicists have made significant theoretical and experimental progress in understanding where the total spin of the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicist receives NSF grant to develop instruments for gravitational wave detectors

Jonathan Richardson, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has received a grant of $480,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop advanced instrumentation for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, based at sites in Louisiana and Washington. Completed in 2002, LIGO detects gravitational waves —...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New grant supports research aimed at alleviating genetic mutation that increases COVID-19 risk

Declan McCole, a professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine, has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to explore how a certain protective gene’s loss of function can increase the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

More than 50% of people with advanced MS report being mistreated

UC Riverside-led study is first to extensively examine caregiver mistreatment of American adults with multiple sclerosis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study evaluates Inland Empire transgender and gender nonconforming patients’ experiences

UC Riverside partnered with the Transgender Health and Wellness Center to conduct focus groups about patient experiences

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Scientists publish perspective on boosting stem cell immunity to viruses

Shou-wei Ding and Shabihah Shahrudin weigh in on research that could improve antiviral siRNA therapeutics

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Brain injury lab receives additional federal funding to boost research

Earlier this year, Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology, received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury. Now three scientists in her lab have received federal...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Biomedical scientist is president of neurochemistry society

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences at the UCR School of Medicine, has been installed as president of the American Society for Neurochemistry. Tiwari-Woodruff will serve a two-year term in the position and is the second School of Medicine faculty member to serve in the role. An expert on multiple sclerosis, or MS, and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physics graduate student receives prestigious NASA fellowship

Ming-Feng Ho, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a three-year fellowship from Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology, or FINESST, which supports research projects designed and performed by graduate students. Ho is one of 21 students to receive the prestigious fellowship out of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Measuring how a bottom quark decays

UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Graduate student receives pre-professoriate fellowship

Jamiela Kokash, a student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC Riverside, has been awarded a UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship, which will support her dissertation research on how auditory regions of the brain change after noise-induced hearing loss, and how these changes can be potentially prevented or delayed. Specifically, Kokash...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Cell biologist receives high honor from Wound Healing Society

The Wound Healing Society, or WHS, has bestowed its Distinguished Service Award to Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, for her outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the society. The award is given to a WHS scientist, physician, nurse, or administrator who has served the society for at least 10...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Doctoral student receives dissertation fellowship

Graduate student Esther Omaiye has received a UC President's Dissertation-Year Fellowship award for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship will support her research on the analytical and toxicological evaluations of electronic cigarettes and their constituents, including chemical elements and flavor chemicals. Omaiye, who expects to graduate...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Study helps explain how shingles vaccination coverage differs among social groups

Only about 35% of older adults have been vaccinated against shingles

By Iqbal Pittalwala |