At the forefront of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research

June 27, 2020
JCC Board of Scientific Advisors member Dr. Akiko Iwasaki pursues answers
Akiko Iwasaki

Caption: Dr. Akiko Iwasaki. Photo by Kike Calvo/AP Images for HHMI. JCC Board of Scientific Advisors member Dr. Akiko Iwasaki is one scientist at the forefront of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research. As a professor of […]

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Tracy Johnson named dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences

June 27, 2020
Johnson was a JCC Fellow with John Abelson at the California Institute of Technology
Photo of Tracy Johnson

Caption: Dr. Tracy Johnson. Photo by Hadar Goren. Dr. Tracy Johnson, UCLA professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, has been named dean of the division of life sciences in the UCLA College. An award-winning […]

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Board of Scientific Advisors welcomes new members

June 27, 2020
Agata Smogorzewska and Martin Roussel will join the BSA July 1, 2020

The Jane Coffin Childs Fund is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Scientific Advisors. The organization would also like to thank Brenda Schulman for her service to the organization, as she […]

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Sandra Schmid named CZ Biohub Chief Scientific Officer

June 27, 2020
Schmid has served as a JCC Scientific Advisory Board member since 2017

Dr. Sandra Schmid will be the first Chief Scientific Officer at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, “a nonprofit research organization setting the standard for collaborative science, where leaders in science and technology come together to drive […]

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New Research Challenges Tau Protein Dogma

February 14, 2020
Former JCC Fellow Kassandra Ori-McKenney discovers tau’s novel roles in healthy cells

UC Davis Assistant Professor and former JCC Fellow, Kassandra Ori-McKenney, and her colleague, Richard McKenney, examine a protein gel. One hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases is a buildup of the protein tau within neurons. For […]

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