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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...

Sy Redding Accepts Fellow Position at UCSF

Sy did his graduate work at Columbia University in the laboratories of Eric Greene and David Reichman. Using a single molecule imaging technique called DNA curtains, Sy investigated the physical mechanisms through which proteins locate, recognize, and extract genomic information. At UCSF, Sy will use DNA curtains to explore how protein-DNA interactions change as DNA is organized into chromatin: how nature balances the individual protein's need to access DNA against the cell's pressure to organize the genome. More...

Mechanism of Homeostatic Synaptic Depression Revealed

The Davis lab has published their first paper in eLife describing a novel mechanism that controls the strength of synaptic connections in the nervous system. In their new eLife paper, the Davis lab has defined a novel mechanism that achieves a homeostatic decrease in synaptic strength-regulated removal of calcium channels from the presynaptic plasma membrane. More...

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2015 Annual Tetrad Retreat
Sep 10-12, Register by Friday August 7th
Granlibakken Resort, Lake Tahoe

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10

Scientific Writing Sessions
For UCSF Faculty/Post Docs/Residents
Mount Zion, 4-5:45pm

Sep

15

Carlos Bustamante
Division of labor/Subunits/Ring ATPase
Byers Auditorium, 4-5pm

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