UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

iBioEducation: Ciliopathies and Retinal Degeneration

Cilia and flagella are complex, but highly conserved, structures found on most cells of the human body. Mutations in proteins localized to cilia can cause a collection of human diseases including renal failure and retinal degeneration. More...

iBioMagazine: Cynthia Kenyon: A Genetic Control Circuit for Aging

In the early 1990s, most scientists did not think that aging was subject to active regulation by the genes. Exciting results from Dr. Kenyon's lab, however, showed that a single mutation in the daf-2 gene caused the tiny roundworm C. elegans to live twice as long as normal. This gene encodes a hormone receptor that regulates lifespan not only in worms, but in flies, mammals and possibly humans as well. More...

Dr. Fulton Recipient of the ECT Award

Congratulations to our own Dr. Tracy Fulton for receiving the Essential Core Teaching Award "Innovative Teaching" award! Tracy was chosen from over 265 nominations submitted by the Class of 2017 and 2018. More...



Beth Shapiro
Ancient genomes reveal the permeability of species
GH Aud, 4pm



Jay Shendure, University of Washington
New methods in human genetics
GH Aud, 12-1pm



Biophysics Thesis Seminar, Anthony Shiver
Tricky Antibiotics and Molecular Handles
RH Aud, 12:30pm



Michael Gilson, UCSD
5th Annual Peter A. Kollman Lecture
GH Aud, 12-1pm



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