August 19, 2019

Dr. Micehelle Roux-Osovitz, Foltz Lab PhD alum, recently accepted a position as a Professor at University of Tampa, where she will continue with her research and teaching, moving from St. Pete College. Congrats and best wishes to Michelle (and her family)!


July 01, 2018

The Foltz Lab congratulates Stephen Chih on receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and the Thomas More Storke Award, both presented at graduation!

June 19, 2017

Undergraduate researchers Ketty Wang and Chris Kurylo earned Distinction in the Major and completed their Bachelor of Science degrees! Both will pursue health care professional degrees. We wish them well in their future endeavors and miss them already!

July 01, 2016

Stephen is the recipient of a prestigious summer undergraduate research award from the MCD Biology Department - the Doreen Putrah Award for Cancer Research. Stephen is continuing his work on how the anti-cancer drug eribulin interacts with the tubulin protein.

April 20, 2016

Click here to learn more about the conference and our students' presentations.

December 11, 2015

The December issue of the journal Proteomics focuses on marine organisms ( Our own work (Guo et al.) on the phosphoproteome network during sea urchin activation is included in this issue and was accompanied with a Commentary by our colleague Gary Wessel at Brown University. 

December 11, 2015

Congratulations to KETTY WANG and CHRIS KURYLO on receiving UCSB Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities awards! Each wrote and submitted a research proposal, which was then reviewed by a campus wide panel of faculty. Ketty will continue her work on the function of MAPK in egg activation while Chris will interrogate the role of a newly discovered protein, MADD, that regulates apoptosis.

October 16, 2015

December 05, 2014

Alex Sun and Yishen Miao have each received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities award to support their independent research projects in the lab. They prepared research proposals which were submitted to the campus-wide competition. Alex' proposal focuses on biochemical and functional analyses of phosphoproteins identified in the fertilization signaling network analysis while Yishen's work centers on computational analyses of the kinases and their targets. Alex and Yishen are both senior Biology majors in the College of Creative Studies. Congratulations!

October 09, 2014

Welcome to new lab researchers Alex Sun and Yishen Miao, both undergraduates in the CCS Biology major. They will be extending the work on the high throughput phosphoproteomic platform project.

June 17, 2014

Kathy traveled to the UC Riverside campus to attend the American Society for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division meetings. She presented an invited talk in the Advances and Challenges in Marine Cell Biology Symposium, chaired by UCSB colleague Tony DeTomaso and UCSD/SIO colleague Amro Hamdoun. There were several sessions covering Molecular Reproduction and Development, attended by colleagues from across the US.

June 13, 2014

Anthony Morada, an undergraduate researcher in the lab, has graduated with Distinction in the Major. He completed a senior thesis research project investigating the sea urchin egg phosphoproteome, maintained a high GPA and earned Independent Research credit units to fulfill the Distinction requirement. Anthony was recognized at a Biological Sciences reception on June 13 and received his Bachelor of Science degree at the campus ceremony on June 14. We are excited to have Anthony continue on in the lab this summer. Congratulations Anthony!

May 23, 2014

Anthony Morada, soon to graduate Cell and Developmental Biology major, presented his work at the recent UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium held on the campus. Anthony presented a poster on his URCA-funded project, Investigating Egg Activation Signaling Circuits Using HighThroughput Phosphoproteomics.