Organoids serve as dioramas of disease, allowing UCSF scientists to understand how and why problems occur during tissue development. It's also a small step toward the creation of full-sized organs we could use for transplant.
A nationwide project that includes two UCSF researchers will use the latest technology, including gene editing, to gain insights into human biology that could one day lead to treatments for complex genetic diseases.
UCSF scientists have engineered human immune cells that can precisely locate diseased cells anywhere in the body and execute a wide range of customizable responses, including the delivery of drugs or other therapeutic payloads directly to tumors or other unhealthy tissues.
Sharmila Majumdar has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for her innovative contributions to the development of quantitative imaging methods.
The Perry Initiative, a nonprofit founded in 2009 by Lisa Lattanza and Jenni Buckley, aims to tackle gender imbalance in engineering and orthopaedics by providing bioengineering workshops for high school students.