Just say no to DST!
I wanted to highlight a note I just received on the importance of moving to permanent Standard Time from Susan Golden, Director of the UCSD Center for Circadian Biology, (CCB) and Steve Kay, Keck School of Medicine, USC. Why is Daylight Savings Time (DST) bad? To put it simply: morning sunlight is important. Going through winters with the work- and schooldays starting by a social clock that is an hour ahead of the sun sets human activity too early by the biological clock. Our
The promise of clock-enhancing molecules
Many thanks to Megan Molteni for the opportunity to chat with her for this piece in Wired. This is an outstanding article highlighting the promise of new approaches to enhance circadian rhythms to promote overall health and wellbeing. A special shout to Jake Chen at the UT Health Science Center in Houston for his amazing work on the clock-promoting effects of Nobiletin.
Congrats to Bec for winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
A hearty congrats out to Bec, who was awarded a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This highly competitive fellowship is only awarded to ~12% of applicants... way to go, Bec!
Congrats to Alfred Freeberg on the UCSC Douglas Drexler Scholarship
Congrats to our superstar undergraduate, Alfred Freeberg, for being awarded one of five Douglas Drexler Scholarships from the UCSC Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This award is given to the top academic achievers in the department. Way to go, Alfred!
Thanks to Michael Brunner for the timely gift!
Many thanks to Michael Brunner for sending along a set of adorable clock-themed pencil sharpeners to the lab. How very timely, Michael!!
Congrats to Sabrina, NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow!
A hearty congrats out to Sabrina Hunt, who was just awarded an F32 postdoctoral fellowship from the NIGMS on her project looking at dynamics and regulatory interactions of Casein Kinase 1!