February 23, 2016
In today's US News & World Report, MCB professors Tricia Serio and Jeffrey Laney wrote "To Cure Cancer, Start Simply", highligting that to invest in basic research now lays the foundation for future cancer breakthroughs, in response to President Obama's "moonshot" plan to cure cancer in his State of the Union address last month. Read More
January 8, 2016
In humans, yeast and other eukaryotes, a group of proteins called the Target of Rapamycin Complex I (TORC1) promote cell growth and increase metabolic activity when nutrients are plentiful. Previous studies have shown how molecules that contain the nutrient nitrogen – which is needed to make proteins – activate TORC1. However, it is not clear how other nutrients regulate this complex. In tackling this problem, James Hughes Hallett, Xiangxia Luo, and Andrew Capaldi in the MCB department found that glucose starvation triggers disassembly of TORC1 and movement of the key TORC1 component Kog1/Rapt... Read More
December 17, 2015
Tricia Serio, chair of the MCB Department and Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project, wrote an article in the Congress Blog at The Hill for lawmakers and policy professionals to express her concerns about scientific discovery and budgetary issues. Read the article here. Read More
November 24, 2015
Congratulations to MCB faculty member and University Distinguished Outreach Professor Carol Bender for being elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a distinction awarded to those who are advancing science in ways that are considered scientifically or socially distinguished.
Professor Bender is the director of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) at UA. She was elected as an AAAS Fellow "for distinguished contributions to the assessment of undergraduate science research experiences nationally and internationally, including the impact... Read More
October 26, 2015
MCB professor and Department Head Tricia Serio was selected as one of the 20 new Tucson Public Voices Fellows that include academic and community leaders from throughout Tucson. The year-long unique fellowship program is designed for thought leaders working to change the public conversation. Congratulations Dr. Serio! Read More
October 16, 2015
Jennifer Cubeta, Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP), was selected as a 2015 Outstanding Staff Award recipient by the Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA) at the University of Arizona, to recognize her excellent service and leadership to the University’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program.