Mission Bay to Mark Decade of Bioscience Discovery


By Kristen Bole on January 18, 2013

Ten years ago, UCSF opened the doors of its first research building at Mission Bay, launching a new bioscience community in a once-neglected area of the city.

Mission Bay Anniversary Celebration
Date: January 23, 2013
Location: Genentech Hall Atrium, Mission Bay
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

A decade later, Mission Bay is a vibrant, integrated campus that's home to three Nobel laureates and nearly 3,000 UCSF faculty, clinicians, postdoctoral scholars and students, with another 1,000 in the surrounding area. With their colleagues at the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses, these scientists and clinicians are breaking new ground in understanding disease and finding new ways to harness science to save lives.

The UCSF Mission Bay campus also is a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical companies and venture capital firms that have spun out of the University of California or come to Mission Bay to be part of the innovation for which UCSF is increasingly known.

Together, they are a vital new asset for the city of San Francisco and the gold standard for bioscience centers worldwide.

UCSF will launch the celebration of this new campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a news conference and reception in Genentech Hall.

Speakers will include UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH; San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee; former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Jr.; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; former Gov. Gray Davis; Nobel laureate and UCSF Chancellor Emeritus J. Michael Bishop, MD; Bayer Mission Bay site head Chris Haskell, PhD; and Mark Laret, chief executive officer of the UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. 

UCSF faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the news conference honoring this milestone.