Professor Jingyi Jessica Li has been awarded an inaugural UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) W. M. Keck Foundation Junior Faculty Award

Her project title is “Discovering Fundamental Mechanisms of Translational Control to Advance mRNA Therapeutics and other Biomedical Technologies.” The strategic vision of the W. M. Keck Foundation Junior Faculty Awards is to support outstanding early career scientists with a $500,000 grant ($250,000 per year for two years) to pursue creative and impactful research. For detailed information of this award, please see this link.

Please congratulate Jessica on her outstanding achievement!

New statistical method developed by Jingyi (Jessica) Li and her team will likely produce insights into human diseases

Congratulations to Professor Jingyi “Jessica” Li and her research group, the Junction of Statistics and Biology. They developed a new statistical method called AIDE. The method recovers full-length sequences of messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules from data generated by second-generation RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology.

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