2018 UCI Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) Retreat in Downtown Los Angeles

The annual 2018 UCI CCBS Retreat took place at the Omni Hotel in the exciting area of Downtown Los Angeles, which offered the perfect balance of extensive scientific discussions across multiple disciplines, and fun evening shenanigans including culinary excursions into the Grand Central Market. This occasion was also used to announce the successful competition for a new NIH-funded U54 Center focusing on Cancer Systems Biology (CaSB@UCI), which will make UCI part of the nation-wide Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. All members of the Kessenbrock Lab will be excited to contribute to this endeavor.

Congratulations as well to Nick Pervolarakis and Dennis Ma for their great presentations on the opportunity award project using doublet RNAseq for the identification of stem cell niche components.