How Do Our Cells Know Where They’re Going?

By Jeff Norris on May 25, 2014

UCSF cell biologist Torsten Wittmann, PhD, has just made a key discovery of a molecular process that is a lynchpin in permitting the directional movement of cells.

DeRisi Appointed New Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics

By Sandy Butler on March 3, 2014

School of Medicine Dean Sam Hawgood, MBBS, announced the appointment of Joseph DeRisi, PhD, as the new chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, on March 3.

Kenyon Tapped as Calico Scientific Advisor

By on November 20, 2013

UCSF biochemistry professor Cynthia Kenyon, PhD, has been named Senior Scientific Advisor of the new Google anti-aging startup, Calico.

UCSF Researcher Identifies Key to Energy-Burning Brown Fat

By on November 15, 2013

Current anti-obesity treatments include strategies to prevent food energy from being absorbed, such as orlistat, which prevents fat absorption from food.