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Sun, Mar 16, 2014

BMS students selected as UCSF Discovery Fellows

We are pleased to announce that 8 BMS students been chosen among the inaugural cohort of UCSF Discovery Fellows. Students were selected for this honor on the basis of leadership potential, excellence in research, community-mindedness, and communications skills. The Discovery Fellows program is made possible by the generous gift of Sir Michael Moritz, and his wife, Harriet Heyman. Fellows will receive $2,000 per year through the fifth year of study to support their research or travel to scientific conferences. The BMS Fellows are Brittany Anderton, Andrea Cantu, Taylor LaFlam, Christine Moore Sheridan, Cameron Pitt, Hanna Starobinets, Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin and Meghan Zubradt.
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Sun, Mar 16, 2014

Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Identified

In a study published online on Feb. 23 in the journal Nature Cell Biology, researchers led by BMS faculty member Matthias Hebrok, PhD, director of the UCSF Diabetes Center, reported the identification of a key gene that normally holds tumor development at bay but, when damaged by mutation, allows pancreatic tumors to develop.
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Sat, Mar 8, 2014

Recent BMS Student Publications

Wegorzewska M et al. Fetal Intervention Increases Maternal T Cell Awareness of the Foreign Conceptus and Can Lead to Immune-Mediated Fetal Demise Q. J Immunol. 2014 Feb 15;192(4):1938-45.

Khan IS et al. Canonical microRNAs in thymic epithelial cells promote central tolerance. Eur J Immunol. 2014 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print].

Chen J et al. Alternative Splicing in Cancer: Implications for Biology and Therapy.  Oncogene.  2014 Jan 20. Pubmed PMID: 24441040.

Johnson BE*, Mazor T* et al. Mutational analysis reveals the origin and therapy-driven evolution of recurrent glioma.Science. 2014 Jan 10;343(6167):189-93. 

Salt MB et al. Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Rewires the Molecular Path to PI3K-Dependent Proliferation. Cancer Discov. 2014;4:186-99. 

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Thu, Jan 23, 2014

Graduations

The BMS Program congratulates our most recent PhD graduates!

2013 Graduates: Adrian Barker, Kathryn Blaschke, Kegan Donlan, Francesca Gazzaniga, Alexandra Greer, Alex Greninger, Amy Heidersbach, Noelle Huskey, Ian Kratter, Albert Lee, Lionel Lim, Ashley Mahne, Todd Metzger, Michael Patnode, Jonathan Russell, Michael Sachs, Arif Hussain Saleem, Tim Schmidt, David Staudt, Ying Xim Tan, Julie VanderMeer, Brian Webster, Matt Wheeler.
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Upcoming Events

Fri
Apr 25
2014

BMS Dissertation Seminar

Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-25 16:00 - 17:00

Lyndsay Murrow
"ATG12-ATG3 Interacts with Alix to Promote Basal Autophagic Flux and Late Endosome"
4:00 p.m., N-225, Parnassus
Host: Jay Debnath, MD

Wed
May 7
2014

BMS Seminar Series

Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-07 16:00 - 17:00

Alex Joyner
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
4:00 p.m., N-225, Parnassus
Host: Dan Lim, MD, PhD
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Wed
May 14
2014

BMS Seminar Series

Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-14 16:00 - 17:00

S.K. Dey
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
4:00 p.m., N-225, Parnassus
Host: Susan Fisher, PhD
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Fri
Sep 26
2014

Immunology Retreat

Date: 
Fri, 2014-09-26 08:00 - Sun, 2014-09-28 18:00

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
All faculty, postdocs and students in from UCSF, UCB and UC Merced in Immunology Labs are welcome!
Registration Opens early July 2014