UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

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...

iBioMagazine: Rescuing US Biomedical Research

Leaders in biomedical research, including current and past UCSF professors, have turned their attention to problems that are confronting the practice and sustainability of the basic research enterprise in the United States. Their concerns and ideas for addressing these challenges have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (April 22, 2014). 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...



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Eric Siggia, Rockefeller
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cell
GH Aud, 12-1pm



Jeff Coller
Controlling mRNA fate through the genetic code
Byers Auditorium, 4-5pm



Timothy Lu, MIT
Programming cells for human health apps
GH Aud, 12-1pm



2015 ECT Award Ceremony
A special ceremony & reception honoring award recipients
HSW-300, 4-6pm

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