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Desai Named Chair of Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

July 23, 2014 Tejal Desai, PhD, has been named the new chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint appointment within the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy.

Shuvo Roy to Receive BayBio Pantheon Award For Artificial Kidney Project

October 17, 2012 UCSF bioengineer Shuvo Roy, PhD, has been elected to the BayBio Pantheon, a group of 52 San Francisco Bay Area life sciences leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, for his work toward creating the world’s first implantable artificial kidney.

UCSF Receives $1 Million to Support Amgen Scholars Program

January 06, 2011 Funding from the Amgen Foundation will enable undergraduates to gain critical hands-on experience with UCSF faculty members to help advance the next generation of scientists.

Chemicals in Environment Deserve Study for Possible Role in Fat Gain, Says Byers Award Recipient

December 15, 2010 Weight gain and environmental pollutants might be linked, an award-winning worm researcher suggests.

UCSF Team Develops "Logic Gates" to Program Bacteria as Computers

December 08, 2010 A team of UCSF researchers has engineered E. coli with the key molecular circuitry that will enable genetic engineers to program cells to communicate and perform computations.

Embryonic Stem Cell Lawsuit Threatens Regenerative Medicine Research

December 01, 2010 A lawsuit and inaction by Congress threaten federally funded embryonic stem cell research at UCSF and across the country.

UCSF Osher Center receives challenge gift for integrative medicine

November 19, 2010 The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has received a matching-gift challenge to spur other philanthropists to contribute to the center’s new endowment.

Hearing loss study reveals role of bone hardness in tissue function

November 17, 2010 Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.

UCSF partners with Pfizer to improve drug discovery, development

November 16, 2010 UCSF and Pfizer, Inc. have formed a new partnership to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into effective new medications and therapies for patients.

Zebrafish reveal exquisite workings of the brain

November 08, 2010 A tiny, translucent juvenile zebrafish, on the hunt for even littler prey, has offered up a big insight into how a specific circuit of nerve cells functions in the brain.

UCSF Tops California Universities with Four NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

September 30, 2010 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.

UCSF graduate programs receive top rankings in national survey

September 28, 2010 UCSF research-doctorate programs have ranked among the nation’s best in a survey released today by the National Research Council (NRC).

UCSF Research Team Wins Grant to Detect Deadly Viruses

September 27, 2010 Researchers at UCSF have been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid, pan-viral microarray diagnostic for detecting viruses of extreme outbreak and pandemic potential.

UCSF unveils model for implantable artificial kidney to replace dialysis

September 02, 2010 UCSF researchers today unveiled a prototype model of the first implantable artificial kidney, in a development that one day could eliminate the need for dialysis.

Sally Marshall Wins Award from the International Association for Dental Research

July 29, 2010 Sally Marshall has received the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2010 Wilmer Souder Distinguished Scientist Award.

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