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UCLA Bioinformatics holds 3rd student-led retreat

The UCLA Bioinformatics program held its third student-led retreat this year at Big Bear, with both current students and faculty in attendance.  The students all gave talks on their research and received comments from their peers. Thank you to second-year students Kim Insigne and Rebecca Walker for organizing the successful retreat!





Xia Yang research featured in Forbes & UCLA Newsroom

UCLA Bioinformatics professor Xia Yang’s research involving the effects of fructose is featured on the Forbes’ webpage and was chosen as a top news story of the week from the UCLA Newsroom.


Read more about Dr. Yang’s research here:

Diets Heavy In Fructose Damage Genes Related To Memory And Metabolism, Says Study

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases




QCB Career Panel and Networking Event


On Friday, March 18th, 2016, UCLA’s Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences sponsored a Career Panel and Networking event for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  Panelists included:

Derren Barken

Exagen Diagnostics, San Diego, CA.

Ph.D., Bioinformatics, UCSD, 2007

Luz Orozco

Genentech, San Francisco, CA

Ph.D. Human Genetics, UCLA, 2011

Jason Chen

Verge Genomics, San Francisco, CA

M.D./Ph.D., Bioinformatics, UCLA, 2015

Krishna Chodavarapu

Gilead Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Ph.D. Molecular Celluar Developmental Biology

UCLA, 2012

Nick Furlotte

23andMe, San Francisco, CA

Ph.D., Computer Science, UCLA 2013

Tanya Petrossian

Evolve24, DC and LA

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, UCLA 2010