Rachel Rice

Rachel Rice

Rachel graduated from the University of Southern California in 2009 with a BA (yes, a BA) in Neuroscience. Prior to beginning her PhD, Rachel worked at a biotech company investigating the role of casein kinase 2 in multiple myeloma and at USC investigating the effects of ethanol on social interactions in adolescent mice. At UC Irvine, her studies focused on understanding the role of microglia in functional recovery following extensive neuronal injury. Rachel’s hobbies include sunrise walks, eating froyo, savasana, stalking other people’s dogs, and going to Vegas.

Rachel has now finished her Ph.D. and is now studying law at UCI.

Contact: ricer@uci.edu


Chronic elimination of microglia in the 5xfAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease attenuates dendritic spine loss and cognitive impairments without modulating amyloid pathology.
Spangenberg EE, Rice RA, Elmore MRP, Blurton-Jones M, West BL, Green KN.  Brain. In Press  Click Here to Download

Elimination of microglia improves functional outcomes following extensive neuronal loss in the hippocampus.
Rice RA, Spangenberg EE, Yamate-Morgan H, Lee RJ, Arora RPS, Hernandez MX, Tenner AJ, West BL, and Green KN. Journal of Neuroscience8 July 2015, 35(27):99779989 Click Here to Download

Colony-Stimulating Factor 1 Receptor Signaling Is Necessary for Microglia Viability, Unmasking a Microglia Progenitor Cell in the Adult Brain. Elmore MRP*, Najafi AR*, Koike MA, Dagher NN, Spangenberg EE, Rice RA, Kitazawa M, Matusow B, Nguyen H, West BL, Green KN. Neuron. 16 April 2014.

Age-related downregulation of the CaV3.1 T-type as a mediator of Abeta production. Rice RA, Berchtold NC, Cotman CW, Green KN. Neurobiology of Aging. 2014 May; 35(5): 1002-11.

Ethanol-induced Conditioned Partner Preference in Female Mice. Wood RI, Rice R. Behavioral Brain Research. 2013 Apr 15;243:273-7.

Protein Kinase CK2 Modulates IL-6 Expression in Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Drygin D, Ho CB, Omori M, Bliesath J, Proffitt CC, Rice R, Siddiqui-Jain A, O’Brien S, Padgett C, Lim JK, Andres K, Rice WG, Ryckman D. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2011 Nov 11;415(1):163-7