HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UCLA science profs awarded $1 million Howard Hughes Medical Institute grants

Two UCLA professors are among 20 professors nationally to be awarded $1 million grants by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to creatively improve undergraduate science teaching.

UCLA's new "HHMI Professors" are Utpal Banerjee and Robert B. Goldberg, both professors in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology.

UCLA is the only university in the United States to have more than one professor selected for this honor.

HHMI challenged professors to "show the same ingenuity in undergraduate teaching" as they do in scientific research, and this week announced those who met their challenge.

Goldberg will create a novel program to teach undergraduates about the "excitement of discovery," the process by which science is conducted, and how advances in biology are rapidly transforming our lives.

"One of my goals," Goldberg said, "is to show undergraduates how research is carried out, how scientists are just like 'the rest of us,' how much effort, imagination and creativity go into experimental thought, and how much fun science is."

Goldberg will combine an interactive course, "Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture and Law," with a cutting-edge laboratory experience that will use state-of-the-science genomic technologies to uncover significant genes. The course will teach students how to think critically about experimental science and societal issues raised by emerging new genetic technologies.

"Students will emerge from the course with a conceptual background in what genes are, how they work, how genes are manipulated, and how advances in gene technology are transforming society," said Goldberg, who is also co-director of the Seed Institute.

Undergraduates in his course will be organized into teams that will carry out original research concerning which genes control the earliest stages of seed development.

"I anticipate that many new clues will be uncovered about the ge
'"/>

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
stuartw@college.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles
19-Sep-2002


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
2. Houston minority graduation rises in sciences, engineering as result of UH-led alliance
3. New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
4. 4 October press briefing to focus on minority recruitment to science and engineering programs
5. Agronomy, crop, and soil science societies to meet Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Seattle
6. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
7. Former US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to speak at science symposium
8. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
9. Discoveries in neuroscience
10. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
11. MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Transparency Market ... Recognition Market by Application Market - Global Industry Analysis Size ... to the report, the  global gesture recognition market ... and is estimated to grow at a CAGR ... 2024.  Increasing application of gesture recognition ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... The Department of Transport Management (DOTM) ... million US Dollar project, for the , Supply ... Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors participated ... was selected for the most compliant and innovative ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... -- VoiceIt is excited to announce its new marketing ... working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer an ... slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration between ... Both companies ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows VoiceIt ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Newly created ... and solutions to the healthcare market. The company's primary focus is on new ... and marketing strategies that are necessary to help companies efficiently bring their products ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... PHILADELPHIA , June 27, 2016  Liquid ... today announced the funding of a Sponsored Research ... study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  ... changes in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes ... therapies. These data will then be employed to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... TOKYO , June 24, 2016  Regular discussions on ... to take place between the two entities said Poloz. ... in Ottawa , he pointed to the ... and the federal government. ... Poloz said, "Both institutions have common economic goals, why not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and ... and the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension ... light beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: