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UCSF Researcher Identifies Risk Genes for ALS

The largest analysis to date of genetic data in ALS has identified two previously unrecognized genetic risks that are significantly associated with the disease.

Memory-Enhancing Drug Acts as Molecular 'Staple'

UCSF researchers have shown that an experimental brain boosting drug, ISRIB, acts like a molecular staple, pinning together parts of a much larger protein involved in cellular stress.

Talk on Safer Stents Wins 2018 UCSF Grad Slam

The 2018 Grad Slam competition challenged PhD students to use straightforward yet engaging language that non-specialists can understand to describe their intricate research – in three minutes or less.

UCSF Excels in U.S. News 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

UCSF’s School of Medicine placed in the top five nationally in this year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs were among the top 10, and the School of Nursing was also highly ranked.

Genome Sequencing Uncovers Therapy for Rare Brain Tumor

New research led by David Solomon, an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at UCSF, provides much-needed targeted treatment options for patients whose tumors cannot be surgically removed.