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Mon, Nov 3, 2014

A sad day for the BMS and UCSF community as we mourn Denise Chan

Our colleague, Denise Chan, PhD passed away Friday, October 24, after a long valiant fight against cancer. Dr. Chan was an assistant professor and radiobiologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology and a valued member of the BMS faculty. During her career at UCSF, she and her laboratory made important scientific advances, including discovering a link between hypoxia and down-regulation of the estrogen receptor, relevant to the often resistant estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. Her amazing courage and positive attitude in the face of incredible odds were an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

A service is being planned by her husband for late November.  If you would like more information, please contact Lauren Weiss lauren.weiss@ucsf.edu.

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

BMS mourns a colleague

Our colleague, Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. With her passing, UCSF and biomedical science have lost a scholar of extraordinary intelligence and erudition and a campus leader. Dr. Doupe was a psychiatrist and systems neuroscientist who became a leader of her field, the study of sensorimotor learning and its neural control. More information about her career can be found here. Dr. Doupe was a member of the BMS Program, and we will greatly miss her mentorship, warmth and collegiality.

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: http://www.ascb.org/kaluza-prizes.

Upcoming Events

Wed
Dec 3
2014

BMS Seminars

Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-03 16:00 - 17:00

Ari Melnick, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
"Mechanism of action and therapeutic targeting of the BCL6 transcriptional repressor in B-cell lymphomas."
Host:  Markus Muschen, MD, PhD
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Wed
Dec 10
2014

BMS Seminars

Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-10 16:00 - 17:00

Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
MIT
"Understanding the role of altered metabolism in tumors"
Host:  Andrei Goga, MD, PhD
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Wed
Dec 17
2014

BMS Seminar Series

Date: 
Wed, 2014-12-17 16:00 - Wed, 2014-12-31 17:00

There are no BMS Seminars on 12/17, 12/24, and 12/31/14
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Wed
Jan 7
2015

BMS Seminar Series

Date: 
Wed, 2015-01-07 16:00 - 17:00

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
Duke Univ.
"Metabolic reprogramming to meet the demands of lymphocyte activation"
Host: Jayanta Debnath, MD
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