Michael Erb (2012) receives NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Michael A. Erb, PhD received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award, which is given to junior scientists who quickly advance to independent research careers without having to complete postdoctoral training.

Erik Reinertsen (2011) interviewed in Forbes Magazine

Erik Reinertsen (2011) interviewed for Forbes Magazine article, “AI Doesn’t Ask Why — But Physicians And Drug Developers Want To Know”, published on Nov. 9, 2018.

Ahuva Weltman Hirschberg (2011) research at the University of Southern California featured in Science Daily

Ahuva Weltman Hirschberg’s publication on Acute in vivo testing of a conformal polymer microelectrode array for multi-region hippocampal recordings featured in Science Daily on April 11, 2018.

Ahuva Weltman Hirschberg (2011) research at the University of Southern California featured by AAU

The study titled Acute in vivo testing of a conformal polymer microelectrode array for multi-region hippocampal recordings by Xu et al. featured by the Association of American Universities on April 13, 2018.

Yong Hoon Kim (2009) first author in publication featured in Penn Medicine News

Yong Hoon Kim (2009) and other researchers’ publication, Rev-erbα dynamically modulates chromatin looping to control circadian gene transcription (DOI: 10.1126/science.aao6891), may have implications for metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Researchers, including Jessica Jimenez (2009), pinpoint the brain’s anxiety centers in mice

Jessica Jimenez and other researchers featured on Feb 1, 2018 for pulication, Anxiety Cells in a Hippocampal-Hypothalamic Circuit (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.01.016)

UCLA receives grant from the Amgen Foundation to continue hosting Amgen Scholars Program

UCLA has been awarded a four-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to continue providing hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students across Southern California through the Amgen Scholars Program.

Dr. Patty Phelps receives recognition for 12 years as the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program Faculty Advisor

Over the past 12 years, Patty Phelps has mentored more than 250 students in her role as faculty advisor for the Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA. The article “In Depth with a Program Powerhouse: 12 Years of Amgen Scholars with Patty Phelps” highlights her impact on the Amgen Scholars Program as she steps down from her role with the program.

Jessica Jimenez (2009) wins 2017 Kavli Institute Award and her research in 2018 receives press

Jessica Jimenez was the winner of the 2017 Kavli Institute Award for Distinguished Research in Neuroscience at Columbia University for her thesis research in the laboratory of René Hen.

Jessica Jimenez’s research on ‘anxiety cells’ in 2018 also recieved significant press and was featured on January 31, 2018 by Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Jonathan Radda (2017) received the Dankook Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Jonathan Radda was awarded the Dankook Award for Outstanding Undergraduate at the 92nd Commencent Ceremony at the Southern Oregon University for the Class of 2018. The Dankook Award honors recipeints for their demonstration of academic excellence, contributioins to campus life as a leader, and proof of citizenship and character.