Content Tagged with: College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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 |

New state-of-the-art greenhouse facility readies for opening

UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 is already starting to stand out on campus, with its gleaming glass frame and the scenic Box Springs Mountains in the background. The two-story building also represents a step forward in high-tech plant research space that researchers expect to use by this fall. Construction of the new 30,000-square-foot concrete...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR entomologists win grants to develop pesticide alternatives

Kerry Mauck and Chow-Yang Lee both win California Department of Pesticide Regulation grants for innovative projects

By Jules Bernstein |

How UCR created a successful COVID-19 testing program

When UC Riverside began discussing the creation of a COVID-19 testing program a year ago, the campus had no lab, no existing system, and no certainty about when students and employees could return safely. Several months after the launch of the program, the campus is planning a fall return and is celebrating a continued drop in positive coronavirus...

By Imran Ghori |

Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Entomologist wins royal society medal for book on true bugs

The Royal Entomological Society has bestowed its Westwood Medal upon entomology professor Christiane Weirauch for her work on true bugs — a group of insect that includes plant attackers and human disease spreaders as well as natural pest controllers.

By Jules Bernstein |

UC Riverside enters collaboration with GALT to advance microbiome research

Five research projects will use the company’s high-throughput microbial isolation and cultivation system

By Holly Ober |

CNAS lecture series returns with focus on COVID-19 response

An upcoming lecture series will spotlight the role researchers at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, are playing in response to COVID-19, from testing to vaccine development and more. The college’s annual science lecture series is titled "COVID Conversations: How the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside...

By Imran Ghori |

Award enables ecology PhD student to connect with policy makers

UC Riverside’s William Ota is one of the few graduate students nationwide to be honored this year with a policy award from the Ecological Society of America.

By Jules Bernstein |

The UCR Botanic Gardens sale to feature native and hard-to-find plants

Plant fans have a reason to celebrate. The UCR Botanic Gardens has announced its upcoming spring plant sale will take place on April 10 and 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale will be online. Though vegetables and fruits will not be available, there will be many exciting offerings including shrubs, house plants, climbing vines, cacti and...

By Michaela Miller |

Grants will help transform online courses

A new initiative provides 19 UC Riverside faculty members with grant funding to transform their existing remote courses into more robust online learning experiences. The Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Education, and Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement, or XCITE, announced in January the recipients of the first round of...

By Imran Ghori |

Findings support relationship between thirdhand smoke exposure and fatty liver risk

Mouse study shows oxidative stress is a major cause of thirdhand smoke-induced liver disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC Riverside mycologist joins 2020 class of AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has elected UCR mycologist Jason Stajich to its 2020 class of fellows for his research into the evolution of fungi and other microorganisms. Mycologists work with fungi, which are living organisms recognizable as molds, yeasts, and mushrooms. Stajich, a professor in the Microbiology...

By Jules Bernstein |

10 UCR researchers make 2020 ‘Highly Cited’ list

Ten researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the 6,167 most frequently cited researchers in the physical and social sciences, recognized as “researchers who demonstrated...

By Jules Bernstein |

Campus COVID-19 lab expands capacity

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 laboratory has added more space and staff as testing on campus continues to ramp up. About two months after opening, the diagnostic lab has increased its capacity as part of the campus’s regular coronavirus testing of students in residence halls. “We’re always trying to streamline and make the process faster,” said Kathy...

By Imran Ghori |

Physicist joins NSF-funded team focused on accelerating quantum computing research

Peng Wei, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside, is a co-principal investigator and theme lead on a grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, supported by the NSF Convergence Accelerator — a new model of innovation for the government, industry, and academia. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Wei...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Riverside Unified School District honors astronomer for his contributions to K-12 STEM education

For his numerous contributions to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, Bahram Mobasher, a professor of physics and observational astronomy at UC Riverside, has been named a recipient of the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education Presidential Award for the year 2020. The Riverside Unified School...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |