University of California, Riverside

Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics



Research Highlights

GGB faculty and students participate in a variety of research programs. A few examples of these research accomplishments are listed below:


Cutler research

A Major Step Forward Towards Drought Tolerance in Crops

UC Riverside discovery creates new blueprint for engineering drought tolerant crops

Red blood cellsUC Riverside Researcher Identifies Mechanism Malaria Parasite Uses to Spread Among Red Blood Cells
Discovery could lead to new drugs for combating spread of deadly disease.

aIt Takes a Lot More than the Early Bird to Catch Worms
A $1.1 million NSF grant awarded to Dr. Paul DeLey and collaborators will assist in unearthing nematodes and cataloging them on the Internet.

zUCR Researchers Awarded Nearly $1.7 Million to Develop Improved Cowpea Varieties
Driven by genomic technology, research will benefit African farmers.

aResearchers Uncover Small RNA Degrading Enzymes Dr. Xuemei Chen and a collaborator published findings in Science.

zUC Riverside Biologist Receives Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
Dr. Cheryl Hayashi's work reveals the architecture, evolution, and structural properties of spider silks and the possibilities of developing new synthetic materials.


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