EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson Visit to CEIN

The UC CEIN was honored to host a visit by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. Administrator Jackson was in Southern California promoting public health, the environment, and jobs creation by the Obama administration. She chose to visit the Center and took a tour of our labs. During her visit to UCLA, Administrator Jackson was given a demonstration of Postdoc Sijie Lin's automatic zebrafish plating robotic system, learned about the data management group's High Throughput Data web based analysis tool, and received a brief introduction to the MSSR facility.  Administrator Jackson expressed appreciation of the work going on across the Center and indicated that EPA is proud to be co-funders of the Center. She was struck by how the integration of our research across disciplines allows us to learn about the properties of new nanomaterials and their potential environmental implications in a way that allows for rapid feedback and enables safe design.