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UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance. Interdisciplinary program will use systems biology approaches to understand how antibiotics work in concert with patient’s immune system.

Typhoid Mary, Not Typhoid Mouse

Typhoid Mary, Not Typhoid Mouse Lack of enzyme explains why typhoid fever is a human-specific disease.

More Anti-inflammatory Genes Mean Longer Lifespans for Mammals

April 2015 More Anti-inflammatory Genes Mean Longer Lifespans for Mammals Mammal species with higher copy numbers of siglec receptor genes have longer maximum lifespans.

PEG Trainees outshine the competition at UC San Diego

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR – RESEARCH September 18, 2014 ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar … Continued

UC San Diego Health Sciences News Release: A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine

Excerpt “An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified the genes encoding a molecule that famously defines Group A Streptococcus (strep), a pathogenic bacterial species responsible for more … Continued

UCSD News Release: Genetic Risk Factor for Premature Birth Found

Excerpt “Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps … Continued

Postdoctoral positions available

Postdoctoral Positions in the Glycosciences with emphasis on Immunology, Infectious disease, Dermatology, and Atherosclerosis The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded the University of California, San Diego, a program project grant as part of a national network … Continued

Dr. Jeffrey Esko to give WALS Lecture

Dr. Jeffrey Esko will present a WALS lecture on Wed (9/11/13) from 3pm to 4pm at the Masur Auditorium (Bldg 10) ah the NIH. Talk title: Proteoglycans: Arbiters of lipoprotein metabolism Talk Abstract: Recently, genetic experiments in mice identified the … Continued

Vasculata 2013 on campus at UC San Diego

Vasculata is a unique, targeted summer course that will enhance any training program, and many postdocs, as well as graduate students, have attended past presentations. Registration is only $200 ($125 for NAVBO trainee members). · Students are encouraged to submit … Continued

Trainee Xander van Wijk defends thesis

Congrats go to Dr. Xander van Wijk!…for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Chemical biology of heparan sulfate: development of tools, and use of sugar analogs to inhibit heparan sulfate biosynthesis and angiogenesis.” Three research papers related to his thesis work … Continued