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MAY 11 New study by Marlene Cervantes shows a non-canonical role of the clock protein BMAL1 in the regulation of ribosomal RNA processing in the nucleolus
APR 24 Targeting Euphoria May Curb Cocaine Addiction
APR 21 Lewis et al. Cell Reports: A new study from the Borrelli Lab explains how cocaine modifies functions in the brain revealing a potential target for therapies aimed at treating cocaine addiction


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SEPT 28 Emiliana Borrelli delivered the Plenary Lecture at the Neuroscience Symposium in Perugia, Italy on September 28th. The other plenary speaker at the meeting was Eric Kandel (Columbia Univ)
AUG 02 The CEM and Department of Biological Chemistry welcome two new faculty members
MAY 30 New review published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the Masri lab
MAY 30 UCI research helps shed new light on circadian clocks


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OCT 1 A novel study shows how metabolism is modulated in a day-night manner and in response to food intake in human subjects, by comparing muscle and serum metabolomics
OCT 1 The CEM welcomes Remi Buisson PhD, a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry, as Member of the Center.
OCT 1 The CEM congratulates our member Selma Masri PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry, who has been nominated V Scholar, a prestigious honor from The V Foundation for Cancer Research (
SEP 06 A study led by UCI's Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, reveals communication among organs and tissues that regulate the body’s energy.
JUL 24 Check out The New York Times Article "When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health": Eating at the wrong time of day places similar strain on the organs involved in digestion, forcing them to work when they are programmed to be dormant, which can increase the risk of disease, said Paolo Sassone-Corsi, director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism
JUN 18 Published: Circadian and epigenetic control of depression-like behaviors
JUN 18 Publication issued of the ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics describes the latest release of the CircadiOmics ( biocomputing resource:
JUN 5 Congratulations to Dr. Emiliana Borrelli, who received the Athalie Clarke Research Achievement Award 2018
MAY 25 Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi received the prestigious Distinguished Faculty Award for Research
APR 16 Dr. Emiliana Borrelli Received the IIC Los Angeles Creativity Award
APR 05 Marlene Cervantes received the Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner award


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NOV 16 CEM member Emiliana Borrelli, PhD, chancellor's professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, received the Golgi Medal Award in Neuroscience.
OCT 02 The Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism welcomes Selma Masri, PhD, a newly appointed assistant professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry.
AUG 10 A UC Irvine-led study shows that a low-calorie diet helps keep energy-regulating processes humming and the body younger.
JUN 06 Gathering by the red sea highlights links between environment and epigenetics (Nature Structural and Molecular Biology KAUST meeting report).


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DEC 20 Lab members receiving fellowship awards.
OCT 10 UC Irvine’s "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity Symposium" sets sights on new approaches for personalized medical care and therapeutics.
OCT 7 JBC virtual issue created in honor of UC Irvine's "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity Symposium."
JUL 06 UC Irvine’s Emiliana Borrelli and colleagues have discovered the key cellular mechanism that underlies the antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism.
JUN 27 UC Irvine epigenetics center host Saudi university president.
MAY 05 Cancer cells disrupt the body's internal clock to fuel tumor growth, UC Irvine researcher Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, tells NBC News.
MAY 05 Lung tumors hijack metabolic processes in the liver, UC Irvine study finds.
MAR 18 Paolo Sassone-Corsi and Sergio Pecorelli are awarded 2015 Krogh Medal, Denmark.


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NOV 02 Epigenetics video: UC Irvine-KAUST partnership.
MAR 19 Paolo Sassone-Corsi is named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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NOV 02 USA Today article discusses the circadian clock.
SEP 09 Review makes cover of Science Signaling (vol 7, issue 342).
JUL 31 Strict genomic partitioning by biological clock separates key metabolic functions, UC Irvine study published in Cell finds.
JUL 21 Study led by UC Irvine researchers finds epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders (published in Molecular Psychiatry).
JUN 27 Center for Epigenetics & Metabolism and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology forge research partnership.
MAR 05 The California Aggie features an article on how dietary patterns dictate circadian rhythms.
JAN 29 UC Irvine's Dr. Emiliana Borrelli delivers the 12th Annual Umesono Memorial Award lecture at the Salk Institute, San Diego.


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DEC 19 Nutrition influences metabolism through circadian rhythms, UC Irvine study finds.
SEP 22 UC Irvine research findings reveal a circadian and clock-dependent shaping of the nuclear landscape, according to a study published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
MAY 31 Circadian rhythms can boosts the body’s ability to fight intestinal bacterial infection, UC Irvine researchers have found.
JAN 22 Circadian rhythms can be modified for potential treatment of disorders; UC Irvine-led studies identify cellular pathways involved in governing day-night pattern.