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June 17, 2022
Using sheep brains to make waves
There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his undergraduate degree in neuroscience.
June 15, 2022
Astronomers identify protoclusters with new technique
Protoclusters are extended clumps of material that can eventually form today’s galaxy clusters. In a paper published in Nature, a research team, including UC Riverside physicist Simeon Bird and his graduate student Mahdi Qezlou, reports it has identified protoclusters using a new technique that differs from earlier methods by identifying clumps of gas instead of clumps of galaxies.
June 06, 2022
Physicist conferred honorary doctorate by Universitat de València
Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Universitat de València for his work in experimental physics and discovery of gravitational waves. The recognition is the highest honor given by the university, which is one of the oldest in Spain and considered one of the country’s leading academic institutions.
June 01, 2022
Graduate student receives grant to study how maternal gut microbiome affects social behavior of offspring
Doctoral student Elena Kozlova has received a $25,000 grant from the food and beverage company Danone North America to explore how the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt help support and maintain human health and wellness. The 2021-2022 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant will help Kozlova study how the maternal gut microbiome — comprised of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes — affects the social behavior of offspring.