UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Dr. Blackburn awarded the Royal Society Medal!

The Royal Medal is awarded to acknowledge the most important discoveries in the physical, biological, and applied sciences. Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn received a Royal Medal, what is considered the most prestigious medal awarded by the Royal Society, for her work on the prediction and discovery of telomerase and the role of telomeres in protecting and maintaining the genome. Congratulations! 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...



William N. Zagotta, UW
Mechanisms of cyclic nucleotide regulation of ion channels
GH Aud, 4-5pm



Alice Ting, MIT
Discovery of novel synaptic and mitochondrial proteins
GH Aud, 12-1pm



3rd Annual GHECon Colloquium: "Valuing Health"
Register here: http://bit.ly/1Nt1nMO
MB, GH Aud, 8:30 am-5:00 pm



Erin O'Shea, Harvard
Timekeeping by a Three Protein Circadian Clock
GH Aud, 12-1pm



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