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Lab Administrator Lauren Bowman Receives Doctorate

Lauren defended her dissertation in the fall of 2017, and was hooded at the University of Illinois at Chicago on May 14th. She has been part of Goldberg Lab since January of 2014.

Dr. Goldberg Moderates GMO Documentary Panel

On November 21st, Dr. Goldberg acted as moderator for a panel discussion following a screening of the documentary 'Food Evolution' at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The panel, which included Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director Scott Kennedy, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, had a lively and informative discussion, taking questions from the audience about both the social and scientific implications of GMOs.

Click here to watch the post-movie panel.

Remembering Dr. Goldberg's Mentor, Professor Norm Cohn

At a research symposium on September 9th, former students and colleagues gathered in Athens, Ohio to pay tribute to Ohio University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Norman S. Cohn. Dr. Cohn was instrumental in shepherding many Ohio University students into science careers, including Dr. Bob Goldberg. Alongside Dr. Ralph Quatrano and Dr. Dean Dellapena, Dr. Goldberg formally presented the Norman S. Cohn Research Fellowship in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology to Stacy Welker, the first undergraduate to receive the fellowship that these three former students endowed.

Click here to read an article about the symposium.

Symposium to Celebrate Dr. Bob Fischer's Career

Science and celebration were the focus of a symposium the weekend of April 22-23rd at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Former undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students gathered to honor Dr. Fischer's career and share their research, illustrating Dr. Fischer's scientific legacy in action.

Dr. Goldberg Takes Part in Zocalo Panel on GMOs

Dr. Bob Goldberg was part of a Zocalo panel regarding the safety and public perception of GMOs on Wednesday, December 14th. The lively discussion highlighted the disconnect between the public's fear of GMOs and the considerable scientific data supporting their safety.

Click here to read the full article.

New Video About Bob Goldberg's Classes

Take a moment to check out this fun new video about Dr. Goldberg's HC70A and HC70AL courses at UCLA!

Click here to view the video.

Bob Goldberg Gives the Hales Award Lecture on Seeds of Hope: Back to the Future at the ASPB Annual Meeting in Austin Texas on July 9, 2016

Dr. Bob Goldberg gave the Stephen Hales Award Lecture on the opening day of the ASPB conference, delivering a talk that encompassed discussion of GMO's, the growing food needs of the world, and his lab's current research.

Click here to view photos of the talk.

Dr. Goldberg Featured on Honors Programs Home Page

An image of Dr. Goldberg in the midst of teaching is featured on the home page of UCLA Honors Programs. Dr. Goldberg has had the privilege of teaching in the Honors Collegium for 13 years.

Click here to view the home page.

Dr. Goldberg Quoted in article about GMOs

Following a talk at Founders Hall in Calabasas titled 'Seeds of Hope: Genetics and the Future of Agriculture', Dr. Goldberg is quoted in a story in The Acorn regarding public understanding of GMOs.

Click here to read the full article.

Discovery Science Center

Dr. Goldberg spoke at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center on October 8th, educating students and community members about genetically modified organisms and their role in feeding an increasingly hungry world.

Click here for a flyer outlining The Discovery Center's Science Speaker Series.

2015 Stephen Hales Prize awarded to Bob Goldberg

Bob Goldberg has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists Stephen Hales Prize, which is "a monetary award established in 1927 for a scientist, whether or not a member of the Society, who has served the science of plant biology in some noteworthy manner."

Click here for ASPB's announcement regarding the award.

Bob Goldberg gives an invited lecture at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles on the topic of GMOs

"In a 'Feed Your Brain' Lecture at CFI-Los Angeles, UCLA Prof. Bob Goldberg told a full house about the validity of the science of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the mythologies being spread about their alleged dangers."

Click here for a brief overview of his lecture.

Bob Goldberg quoted in LA Times article covering the LA City Council's decision to ban growing GMOs in the city

"In an interview, Bob Goldberg, a UCLA plant molecular biologist and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, said that genetically modified crops are no different from those that farmers have been selectively breeding for centuries, and they pose no added health risk. 'There's not been one documented case of a sneeze from anyone eating a genetically modified papaya,' he said."

Click here for full article.

Plant Developmental Biology Symposium at UCLA held in honor of Bob Goldberg's 40 year career in plant molecular biology

On April 11, 2014, over 150 students and scientists from all over the world gathered at UCLA to participate in a one day symposium on plant developmental biology, focusing specifically on the seed. Two prominent figures in the field, Dr. Marc Van Montagu and Dr. Eric Davidson, provided keynote talks, while various former Goldberg lab members and colleagues presented research.

Click here for more info or to watch video of the symposium presentations.

Bob Goldberg appears on a panel discussing GMO foods on Larry King Now

Bob Goldberg provided a science-based perspective on GMO foods during the discussion. Putting the anti-GMO rhetoric in perspective, he commented that "Every serious science academy in the world have all said that genetically engineered foods are just as safe as foods that are produced conventionally."

Click here to see a clip.

Bob Goldberg featured in LA Weekly as one of the "Best of LA Education"

"It's no coincidence that UCLA life scientist Bob Goldberg was featured in both Newsweek's "In Search of Great Professors" article and the Daily Beast's "America's 10 Hottest Classes"

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Bob Goldberg quoted in Seattle Times Article: "Initiative 522: Familiar Groups Lead Fight on GMO Labeling"

"Bob Goldberg, a UCLA biology professor and member of the National Academy of Sciences, stumped unpaid for the anti-labeling side and disagrees that money won in California. 'The money doesn't mean anything,'  Goldberg said. 'What really persuaded voters were the editorials and articles written on the proposition itself ... Our most effective TV ads just said,Why is it that 38 out of 40 newspapers voted against it? '  

Click here for full article.

Bob Goldberg featured in UCLA Office of the President Newsroom: "Lights, Camera, Instruction!"

"For the last 40 years, UCLA professor Robert Goldberg has been affectionately referred to as "Hollywood Bob," for his creative use of movie clips and other popular media to make the concepts of genetic engineering more accessible to his students."

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Bob Goldberg Participated in Food Dialogues 2013 Panel to Discuss How the Media Covers Agricultural Biotechnology"

"As an estimated 20,000 people descended upon Chicago for the annual BIO convention, assembling to discuss all facets of biotechnology and industry, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance held another of their ongoing panel discussions, known as the Food Dialogues."

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Bring Science Alive - Bob Goldberg Taught a Remarkable Online Science Course

The students took the course shared their experience. Lilit Arabyan, who has now graduated from UCLA as a political science major quoted, "Taking Dr. Goldberg’s course on genetic engineering opened my eyes to the many practical, useful discoveries that have been made possible by the advent of biotechnology.”

Click here to read the full ariticle.

Bob Goldberg Interviewed by American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)

During the interview, Dr. Goldberg shared his views of plant biology research and teaching.

Click here to read the full ariticle.

Bob Goldberg joins debate on 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio: "Part I: Fight over Prop 37 and genetically modified food heats up"

"This is an assault on a perfectly safe and important science," says Bob Goldberg, a molecular biologist at UCLA. Goldberg researches how genes make up a plant seed, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences."

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Bob Goldberg quoted in OC Register article, "Money pouring in to defeat Prop. 37. Opponents say genetically modified foods have no evidence of being harmful; proponents want labels"

"I'm motivated to go against Prop. 37 because it's anti-scientific," said UCLA plant biologist Bob Goldberg. "It's no different to me than people not getting a vaccine because they think it might be responsible for causing autism. Am I for consumers' right to know? Absolutely. But labeling has to have a purpose. We use labeling, like with cigarettes, for things that might be potentially harmful."

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Bob Goldberg quoted in LA Times article, "Study Points to Health Problems with Genetically Modified Foods"

"Bob Goldberg, a plant molecular biologist at UCLA, said the study didn't offer any credible explanation for why the engineered corn would cause tumors. The changes made to plants to help them resist Roundup involve a protein that is naturally present in all plants people eat every day, he said."

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Bob Goldberg on KCRW Radio: The Battle over Prop 37

Bob Goldberg Featured Guest on KCRW News Radio in the Debate Over Prop 37 with Moderator, Warren Olney

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Click here to listen.

Bob Goldberg quoted in San Fransisco Chronicle article, "Biotech Food Measure Prop. 37 on Ballot"

"Bioengineered crops are the safest crops in the world," said Bob Goldberg, a molecular biologist, professor at UCLA and member of the National Academy of Sciences. "We've been testing them for 40 years. They're like the Model T Ford. There is not one credible scientist working on this that would call it unsafe."

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Launch of MCDB70 - Genetic Engineering & Society - August 6, 2012.

"A professor who can change your life forever teaches his first online course. Biologist Bob Goldberg offers 'Genetic Engineering & Society' to anyone in the world."

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Click here for link to UCLA Summer Session website.

Bob Goldberg Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article: Battle Over Genetically Engineered Food Heading to Voters

"It really boils down to...guilt by association that makes genetic engineering something bad, a 'Frankenfood,'" said Bob Goldberg, a UCLA plant molecular biologist and a member of the National Academy of Sciences."

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NEW Class: MCDB70 - Genetic Engineering & Society - Coming This Summer 2012

Designed primarily for non-science students, this course gives an overview of the science of genetics and the sometimes-controversial applications of genetic engineering in contemporary society. Video lectures featuring custom animations make the material easy to understand and review.

Click here for video demo.

Click here for link to UCLA Summer Session website.

HC70A class featured in UCLA Virtual Tour Website

Dr. Goldberg and his HC70A students captured in this short clip of a new UCLA website feature called Virtual Tour. Prospective students are given a quick glimpse of the unique academic opportunities available to them such as HC70A.

Click here for clip. (HC70A captured at 1:35 into the clip).

UCLA Professor Unites Three University Campuses Through Online Class

Dr. Goldberg, professor of Honors Collegium 70A, was featured in The Daily Bruin for his innovative genetic engineering class streamed live to UC Davis and Tuskegee University students.

Click here for the complete article.

Profile of Bob Goldberg Featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Goldberg, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, was interviewed on his career and how his findings have changed the face of agriculture.

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Long Distance Learning Class Featured in Tuskegee University's Campus Digest

Dr. Goldberg extends his teaching beyond the traditional classroom and reaches out to students at Tuskegee University. "The idea is bringing people together and then making a cross-cultural and cross-geographical classroom which enhances the learning experience," says Goldberg.

Click here for the complete article.

A Collection of Soybean Seed Transcription Factor Gene Knock-Out Lines Has Been Generated

Sixty-three soybean seed transcription factor gene RNAi knock-out lines were generated in collaboration with Dr. David Somers at Monsanto. Transcription factor genes chosen for study were identified in our NSF-funded project "What Are the Genes Required to Make a Soybean Seed," using laser capture microdissection (LCM) and Affymetrix GeneChip technologies.

Click here to view a list of soybean seed transcription factor genes, their expression profiles, and RNAi phenotypes..

Bob Goldberg Interviewed For a Documentary on The Importance of Seeds

Dr. Goldberg was interviewed by Korea HD Broadcasting on his perspectives on the importance of seeds for a documentary, "Vavilov's Seed."

Click here to view Dr. Goldberg's interview clip.

Revolutionary Undergraduate Classes: HC70A and HC70AL

UCLA, UC Davis, and Tuskegee University-three campuses brought together via Long Distance Learning. Undergraduates gaining hands-on laboratory experience.

Click here to check out undergraduates in action in HC70A and HC70AL.

Dr. Goldberg Quoted in a Recent LA Times article on Labeling of Genetically Engineering Foods...

"People have been eating products from genetically modified crops for almost 15 years," said UCLA molecular biologist Bob Goldberg, who helped develop a genetically engineered canola plant that is widely planted in Canada and produces more oil than conventional canola. "They've been more tested than any food product you can imagine, without even a sneeze." Click here to read the full story.

Tuskegee University Students Visit UCLA HC70A Long-Distance Learning Experience

Tuskegee University Students: Sonni Miller (Ingrated Biosci), Antonio Brazelton (Environmental Sci), Eze Francis (Environmental Sci), and Oyejare Amole (Plant and Soil Sci) were hosted by UCLA HC70A students during their Long-Distance Learning experience on campus. Tuskegee students were able to experience what it's like to be a UCLA student as they join their hosts in lecture, participating in discussion sections, having one-on-one discussion with Dr. Goldberg, and an introduction to what it's like to work in a molecular biology lab. Click here to see what Tuskegee Students have to say about their UCLA experience.

Dr. Goldberg Was On The Cover of UCLA 2010 General Catalog

Dr. Goldberg was featured on the cover of UCLA 2010 general catalog for recognition of his excellence in teaching exhibited both in and out of the classroom at UCLA. Click here for UCLA 2010 Catalog.

Goldberg Lab Moved into Terasaki Life Science Building

Goldberg Lab moved into Terasaki Life Science Building on August 9, 2010. Terasaki Life Science Building is located at the southeast corner of Charles E. Young Drive South and Manning Drive. Our new lab is located at the fourth floor at room 4128.

Decoding DNA: Honor's Collegium 70A Class Featured in New York Times taught by Professor Bob Goldberg

An undergraduate honors class taught by Professor Bob Goldberg was featured in the New York Times as "an immersion into the very real world of designing organisms by manipulating genes." The article highlights Professor Goldberg's interactive teaching style where students debate moral and scientific issues of genetic engineering. Click here to read the full story.

Whole-Genome Soybean GeneChip and Soybean Genome-Tiling Array are Available!

After the release of the soybean draft genome sequence (phytozome.net), our laboratory took the lead in interacting with Affymetrix and NimbleGen design teams to construct and test a whole-genome soybean GeneChip and a soybean genome-tiling array, respectively. The Affymetrix was designed in consultation with Randy Shoemaker (Iowa State) and Therese Mitros (JGI). In collaboration with Affymetrix and NimbleGen, both of these microarrays were tested in our laboratory for whole-genome transcriptional profiling (Affymetrix) and comparative genome hybridization (CGH) (NimbleGen), and performed well. They are now available to the soybean community from Affymetrix and NimbleGen.

Bob Goldberg Selected As Fellow By American Association for the Advancement of Science

Bob Goldberg has been selected to be a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Members are chosen for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.


Soybean Genome Browser Is Avaliable in SeedGeneNetwork.net Website Now

We intergrated Soybean Genome Browser into our SeedGeneNetwork.net website. 454ESTs, Probe Sets on Affymetrix soybean GeneChip are currently displayed in our soybean genome browser. We mapped individual probes to soybean predicted gene models (generated by the Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute, Glyma version 1.01, released April 7, 2009) using BLASTN to associate the probe sets on Affymetrix soybean GeneChip and Soybean predicted gene models.
Click here to visit Soybean Genome Browser.

Click here to download the text file containg the association of probe sets on Affymetrix GeneChip and Soybean gene models.

Bob Goldberg's Class Selected as One of the Top Ten
"Hottest Classes in America"

An undergraduate course taught by Bob Goldberg titled "Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture and Law" was selected as one of "America's 10 Hottest Classes" by the web site the Daily Beast, founded by former New Yorker editor Tina Brown. Professor Goldberg "has been lauded on many occasions for being one of UCLA's best teachers," the publication notes. "
Click here to read the full story.

Bob Goldberg Named by Newsweek Magazine as One of "America's Top Professors"

Robert Goldberg, a UCLA distinguished professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, is featured in Newsweek's Guide, "Finding the Right College for You" in an article titled, "In Search of Great Professors." A great professor can "get you excited about a whole new subject, influence which major you choose, and maybe even change your life," Newsweek says. "America's top profs ... excite and inspire their students" and "break down the wall that too often separates the classroom from the real world." Goldberg is the first professor Newsweek profiles. 
Click here to read the full story.

New Domain Name for NSF-Funded Project Website!

We registered new domain name - seedgenenetwork.net - for our NSF-funded project website. Please bookmark the new name in your computer. The old address will be redirected to the new domain name.


Using 454 Sequencing to Survey The Transcriptome of Soybean Seeds
Containing Globular-Stage Embryos

We carried out a pilot study using the high-throughput 454 sequencing (454 Life Sciences) to survey the transcriptome of a globular-stage soybean seed. ~900,000 reads were generated with the average length of 200 bases in one run representing a deep sampling of the globular-stage seed transcriptome. Raw unprocessed EST sequences generated from this study have been submitted to Genbank Short Read Archive (SRA) division under accession number SRA001022. The processed EST sequences also have been submitted to Genbank dbEST division under accession numbers FK265369 to FK668879 and GD660863 to GE139779.

Click here to learn more about this study and download 454 EST sequences

Updated Soybean GeneChip Array Annotation

We annotated the Affymetrix Soybean Genome GeneChip Array using information from TAIR, TIGR, and Peking Transcription Factor databases. The current version of annotation was updated as of October 2007. Please check the link below to access the annotation and detailed description.

Click here to download our new annotation file and detailed description.

NSF Single Cell Genome Profiling Project in Soybean

We used laser capture microdissection to isolate specific compartments, tissues, and cell types from soybean seeds at different stages of development – including the seed coat, endosperm, and embryo regions and organ systems. Microarray, EST sequencing, and qRT-PCR experiments are carried out in order to determine (1) the spectrum of genes and processes that are active in different parts of the seed and (2) how transcription factors are partitioned within a seed. Functional studies are also carried out in order to determine what role compartment and tissue-specific transcription factors play in soybean seed development. Data generated from this NSF-sponsored project are continuously updated in our interactive relational seed database - Gene Networks in Seed Development. Please check out this web site for up-to-date information about this project.

Click here to browse our database - Gene Networks in Seed Development.

Genomic Profiling of Arabidopsis Plant Life Cycle Using Affymetrix GeneChips

Utilizing a genomics approach, we profiled mRNAs active during Arabidopsis seed development using whole-genome Affymetrix GeneChips ATH1-121501. Specifically, we profiled mRNAs active during seed development at 24 hour post-fertilization, 7-8 days after pollination (DAP), 13-14 DAP, and 18-19 DAP. These gene sets were compared with those active in pre-fertilization ovules, seedlings 3 days after imbibition, leaves, roots, stems, and floral buds of the mature plant. Collectively, we have carried out whole-genome analysis of genes active during the entire Arabidopsis life cycle.

Click here to browse our Arabidopsis GeneChip Database

Scarlet Runner Bean Embryo EST Project

We have identified ~390,000 ESTs representing messages active 6-7 days after fertilization in different regions of early embryos. See a catalog of embryo-proper and suspensor ESTs found to date.

Click Here to Visit Scarlet Runner Bean Embryo EST Project Website.

We've also created a database where you can query your sequences against our Scarlet Runner Bean ESTs using local BLAST tools.

Click Here to BLAST Your Sequences Against our Scarlet Runner Bean EST Sequences.

All of our EST sequences have been submitted to GenBank. Their accession numbers are: CA896559 to CA916678 and GD289845 to GD660862. You can access all of these sequences at NCBI.

Click Here for Access to Scarlet Runner Bean ESTs in the GenBank.


PhD Student Kelli Henry Successfully Defends Thesis

Kelli Henry successfully defended her thesis, entitled "Identifying cis-Regulatory Elements and trans-Acting Factors that Activate Transcription in the Suspensor of Plant Embryos" on May 30th in front of a four person committee at UCLA, including Chair Dr. Bob Goldberg. Dr. Henry's work on scarlet runner beans contributes new knowledge to the field of plant genetics concerning the gene regulatory networks governing seed development. She plans to continue this focus on understanding seed development in her future research.

New Plant Knockout and Genomics Lab Manual For Undergraduates Avaliable

HC70AL, Gene Discovery Laboratory, is a novel laboratory taught by Professor Bob Goldberg that is designed to teach entering life sciences students and non-science majors at all levels the excitement of discovery. In this laboratory, each student identifies an Arabidopsis transcription factor gene active in specific seed compartments, and uses a variety technologies to determine what effect, if any, knocking out these genes has on seed development. An HC70AL, Gene Discovery Laboratory Manual is organized into a 10-week series of gene discovery experiments designed for students with no previous laboratory experience. A pdf file containing the entire Spring 2011 HC70AL laboratory manual can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. If you use this laboratory manual, we would appreciate that you cite Professor Bob Goldberg, Dr. Kelli Henry, Dr. Anhthu Bui, Dr. Brandon Le, and other members of our laboratory who contributed to putting the laboratory manual together. In addition, we would appreciate it if you would send an email to Professor Bob Goldberg (bobg@ucla.edu) and outline for what course the manual is being used.

Click here to view the Plant Knockout and Genomics Lab Manual for Undergraduates.

The World's A Classroom? Thanks to Technology, It Can Be

March 19, 2009 - Professor Robert B. Goldberg told UCLA Newsroom reporter, "There is the potential to bring people from different parts of the globe together in a global village of education. What an amazing experience for the students! Imagine the cultural differences. We can give students experiences that they would never have." His class, HC70A (Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law), is a really good model for interactive higher education teaching. Read more.

Also you can read the story on National Science Foundation (NSF) website. Click the image below to read more.

BOB GOLDBERG'S HC70A:Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law

Since 2009, HC70A has been taught simultaneously to students at both UCLA and UC Davis by using CALREN2 (California Research and Education Network Version 2), a state-of-the-art fiber optics technology to link campuses together over the internet. In 2011, students at Tuskegee University began participating in HC70A lectures and discussions carried out in real time over a dedicated fiber optics cable that allows simultaneous video and audio interactions between Bob Goldberg and his students on all three campuses. UCLA, UC Davis, and Tuskegee students interact with one another during the lectures. In addition, UC Davis students and Tuskegee students visited UCLA for two days and participated the lecture and discussion session during the quarter.

Click here to view Bob Goldberg's HC70A UCLA - UC Davis long distance learning class syllabus.

Click here to read the article about Bob Goldberg's HC70A in UCLA Newsroom.

Click here to view the posted lectures on YouTube.

Funded by National Science Foundation

This program contains two courses: HC70A and HC70AL, which specifically targets non-science majors and teaches them about science.

HC70A: Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law

HC70A course introduces scientific concepts in a classroom setting, through lectures, articles and in class demonstrations. Students learn the foundations of molecular biology, and discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications that result from emerging genomic technologies.

Click here to browse HC70A website of Winter 2014

HC70AL: Gene Discovery Laboratory

HC70AL course invites students from the HC70A course to apply the state-of-the-art genomics techniques learned in the class to a real life experience. The Gene Discovery Laboratory teaches students who have never worked in a laboratory how to carry out an original research project, analyze data critically, and communicate results to their peers.

Click here to browse HC70AL website of Spring 2011

Planting the Seeds of Discovery

As an HHMI Professor, he plans to design and teach a course that will show students who are not science majors the numerous ways science has an impact on society, for example, the social, legal and ethical issues that arise from emerging new genetic technologies. Read more

Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Million-Dollar Professors

What would you do with a million dollars? Twenty scientists at research universities across the nation have 20 different answers. They all share a goal, however: to make science more engaging for undergraduates. Read more


The Hungry Earth

Robert Goldberg discusses plant development in The Hungry Earth article for UCLA Magainze.

UCLA Office of Intellectual Property

Robert Goldberg is interviewed for an article about genomics for the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property magainze.

UCLA Newsroom
The World's A Classroom? Thanks to Technology, It Can Be

March 19, 2009 -- Professor Robert B. Goldberg told UCLA Newsroom reporter, "There is the potential to bring people from different parts of the globe together in a global village of education. What an amazing experience for the students! Imagine the cultural differences. We can give students experiences that they would never have." His class, HC70A (Genetic Engineering in Medicine, Agriculture, and Law), is a really good model for interactive higher education teaching. Read more.

This story is also shown on the National Science Foundation Website - News From the Field on March 19, 2009. Click here to read more.

Los Angeles Times Daily News

December 5, 2004 -- During the next 50 years, we will need to produce more food than in the entire history of mankind. And we will need to do this on a rapidly shrinking amount of land that is suitable for agriculture...Read more

Bob Goldberg Elected into the National Academy of Science

UCLA plant biologist Robert B. Goldberg was elected today to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," the academy announced Tuesday...Read more

Los Angeles Times Interview by Greg Goldin
Robert Goldberg: Seeds of Contention

Sunday, September 2, 2001. UCLA molecular biologist Robert B. Goldberg wants to understand in plants what stem-cell researchers want to understand in humans: How the undifferentiated molecules of a seed develop from nearly identical dabs into highly specialized plant parts...Read more


UCLA Public Policy Guest Lecture
Presentation by Dr. Bob Goldberg

GMOs have been a public policy issue since the discovery of genetic engineering. In a lecture for a UCLA public policy course, Dr. Goldberg explores the intersection of GMOs, government and society. >

Biotechnology Cluster Guest Lecture
Presentation by Dr. Bob Goldberg

What do GMOs mean for the world today, tomorrow, and in the future? Dr. Goldberg's guest lecture for Dr. Rensel's Biotechnology Cluster course examines this topic.

UCLA Parent's Weekend 2013
Presentation by Dr. Bob Goldberg

Gain a better understanding of how genetically engineered crops can positively impact world hunger and the future of our society by viewing Dr. Goldberg's UCLA Parent's Weekend 2013 presentation on genetic engineering in plants.

Seed Development Movie
Created by Brandon Le and Dr. Goldberg

Explore the Life Cycle of a Plant. Click the picture to view the movie. This Movie is best viewed in Quicktime.

History's Harvest: Where Food Came From

Explore the History of Agriculture and the Evolution of the Foods We Eat Today. Click here to check out clips from the movie.

UCLA Science Faculty Research Colloquium

The UCLA Science Faculty Reserach Colloquium Series is designed to promote interdiscriplinary collaborative research, highlight the research of exceptionally distinguished faculty, and enhance education about significant new research in the sciences. The Series is sponsored by the Divisions of Life and Physical Sciences, UCLA College.

What Are the Genes Required to Make a Seed?
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
4:00 PM PST

Click the following links to watch the talk on YouTube: Part One and Part Two

Keck Genomics Symposium

Foods for the Future: Genomics of Bioengineered Foods

Sponsored by the W. M. Keck Foundation. Offered in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Medical Education David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Extension.

87th Faculty Research Lecture

The annual Faculty Research Lectures of the Univeristy of California, Los Angeles present to the public our most distinguished scholars. It is our purpose to accord them the high recognition that is their due, and further to give our faculty, students and the citizens of this community an opportunity to understand the scholarly achievements and points of view of those whom we honor.

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: Super Plants for the 21st Century

Robert B. Goldberg
Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Thursday, December 2, 1999
3:00 - 4:30 PM PST
(Live Webcast)