awards and honors

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Awards $1M to 8 Research Projects

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge awarded its second round of competitive research grants this month, providing $1 million to eight new projects led by UCLA researchers who will study self-driving cars, improve ways to capture and distribute solar power, map wild mammals in urban L.A., and more. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is a university-wide research initiative to transition…

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Michael Alfaro Awarded the Faculty Student Development DEI Award

Professor Michael Alfaro, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is this year’s Faculty Student Development DEI Award recipient. In the Spring of 2014, Professor Alfaro was one of the campus leaders who was tasked with developing a proposal to establish a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. The proposal…

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Jessica Lynch Alfaro and Michael Alfaro Awarded a Grant Through São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Congratulations to ISG Faculty, Jessica Lynch Alfaro and Michael Alfaro, who were awarded a grant through the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), “Phenotypic plasticity of robust Capuchin monkeys (genus Sapajus): research on the effects of distinct ontogenetic trajectories and context-dependent activation,” under PI Patricia Izar, Psychology Department, University of São Paulo, Brazil. This is an interdisciplinary grant that will study behavioral…

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Soraya de Chadarevian awarded NSF grant for "Heredity under the Microscope: A History of Human Chromosomes."

Congratulations to Professor Soraya de Chadarevian, who was awarded an NSF grant for her book project, “Heredity under the Microscope: A History of Human Chromosomes.”  This award, from the Science, Technology and Society section at NSF, will allow Dr. Chadarevian time to pursue work on her historical investigation of chromosomes in twentieth century life science.

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Patrick Allard Receives 2015 Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Patrick Allard, who has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science Award. This extremely competitive five-year award supports academic investigators who are addressing research questions that will lead to innovation in regulatory science, with ultimate translation of those results into improving the regulatory process. Read the full article here.

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