Asuka Eguchi

Welcome and Congratulations to newest CIRC Affiliate Faculty Asuka Eguchi!

The CIRC would like to welcome a new faculty affiliate, Dr. Asuka Eguchi who recently received the American Heart Association Career Development Award. Dr. Asuka Eguchi works in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UCI and received the Career Development Award from the American Heart Association to design a dual vector delivery system for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her lab uses patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to compare healthy and diseased states in human cardiomyocytes. The goal of this project is to develop a gene therapy that addresses cardiac complications for Duchenne patients.

Asuka Eguchi

Asuka Eguchi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of California, Irvine

Hooded 2023

CIRC Core Faculty Member Tim Downing Introduces Two New PhDs!

Dr. Tim Downing presents two new PhD’s – Dr. Lauren Urban and Dr. Andrew Phan  – after the UCI 2023 Hooding Ceremony.

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Elliot Botvinick Awarded HSSoE Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor and CIRC Associate Director Elliot Botvinick was awarded the Henry Samueli School of Engineering Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the 2023 Spring Faculty Award ceremony. Please join the CIRC in congratulating Dr. Botvinick!

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Director Chesler to receive 2023 Florence R. Sabin Award

CIRC Director Naomi Chesler, Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC-Irvine and a member of NAVBO’s DEI committee, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the Florence R. Sabin Award. The award recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Florence Sabin, who broke scientific and social barriers with her research and community engagement. Dr. Chesler has made significant contributions to the scholarship of inclusive teaching and mentorship at her academic homes and across her professional networks. Her work has been recognized by numerous mentoring awards from her professional organizations, evidence of her far-reaching impact. The Sabin Award will be presented to Dr. Chesler at VB2023 in Newport, RI, in October.

You can read more about Director Chesler and this award here.

June pride month

June is Pride month!

AAPI Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Month!

Wms Hist 2023

March is Women’s History Month!

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Naomi Chesler on Cover of OC Business Journal

Naomi Chesler was recently featured on the cover of the Orange County Business Journal. Please click here to read the full article.

Inside Higher Ed

Maintaining Inclusion in Engineering in a Post-Dobbs World

Professor Chesler is an author on the article Maintaining Inclusion in Engineering in a Post-Dobbs World. This article outlines the likely negative impact of the Dobbs decision on 50 years worth of progress increasing the number of women in engineering and other STEM disciplines.

CIRC Members attend UC Wide Bioengineering Symposium

Several CIRC members attended the UC Wide Bioengineering Symposium held at UC Santa Barbara. (L-R) Back: Tim Downing, Ashley Urrutia Avila, Christopher Lechuga, Mitchel Colebank, Hunter Wallace, Nandor Laszik, Quinton Smith, Daanish Kulkarni; Front: Andrew Phan, Salla Kim, Laura Caggiano, Naomi Chesler, Nnaoma Agwu.