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Tue, Jan 13, 2015

'Scientists in Clincal Departments Foster Collaborations' via Dan Frost and the UCSF School of Medicine

Scientists in Clinical Departments Foster Collaborations

Excerpt via UCSF School of Medicine
By Dan Frost

Scientists engaged in fundamental, curiosity-driven research are increasingly finding a home in UCSF’s clinical departments, conducting experiments that may lead to treatments for some of humanity’s most pernicious diseases.

For their approach, these researchers are taking advantage of breakthroughs in science and technology – from the mapping of the human genome and the discovery of stem cells to the invention of increasingly powerful machines for examining genes, proteins and other microscopic building blocks.

While UCSF’s basic science departments are not growing significantly, the clinical side of the University has the means to hire. A movement toward translational medicine is also encouraging research that can have an impact on patient lives.

Fri, Dec 12, 2014


The BMS Program congratulates our most recent graduates!

Summer and Fall 2014 Graduates: Linda Lee, Alison Coady, Nicole Galloway, Debbie Ruelas, Jasmine Lau, Fong Koh, Candia Kenific, Phillips Huang, Leslie Tong, Jennifer Bando, Carlos Rojo, and Morgan Truitt

More Alumni

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

BMS alumni wins NIH 'high risk, high reward' grant

Dr. Robert Judson, PhD, a 2012 BMS alumni and current postdoc fellow at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, was recently awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award. This award will provide five years of funding for Dr. Judson to establish an independent lab to study novel ways to predict invasive melanoma.   For more information, the original article can be viewed here.

Congratulations Rob!

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

ASCB/Annual ASCB Kaluza Prize awarded to former BMS student Josie Clowney!

A special congratulations to former BMS student Eleanor (Josie) Clowney, currently a postdoc at Rockefeller University, for being named the recipient of the 2014 American Society for Cell Biology Kaluza Prize for outstanding research by a graduate student.  Josie won the award for her work on olfactory neurons performed in the Lomvardas' lab while completing her PhD here at UCSF.  According to the press release, "her work provides a new perspective on how acute transcriptional specificity can be achieved through epigenetic mechanisms".  The ASCB Kaluza Prizes are supported by Beckman Coulter.  For more information, please read on here:

Upcoming Events

Mar 4

BMS Seminar Series

Wed, 2015-03-04 16:00 - 17:00

Matthew Lorincz, PhD
Univ. of British Columbia
"Impact of LTR Retrotransposons on the Transcriptome and Methylome in the Mouse Germline."
Host: Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD
Full Schedule

Mar 5

BMS Journal Club

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:00 - 13:00

Alice Taubes (student)
"Thinking ahead: Hippocampal theta sequences reflect current goals."
Shaun Coughlin (faculty)
"Are hemostasis and thrombosis always two sides of the same coin, or is lunch ever free?"
Room N-225 at Parnassus, with Mission Bay videoconference in MH-1405
Full Schedule

Mar 11

BMS Seminar Series

Wed, 2015-03-11 16:00 - 17:00

David Valle, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins Univ.
"The Search for Mendelian Disease Genes: Opportunities Afforded; Lessons Learned."
Host: Robert Nussbaum, MD
Full Schedule

Mar 18

BMS Seminar Series

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00 - 17:00

Joyce Bischoff
"Cellular and Molecular Dissection of a Vascular Tumor of Infancy - from Endothelial Cells, to Pericytes, to Facultative Stem Cells."
Host: Rong Wang, PhD
Full Schedule