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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.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

BMS graduate wins 2014 Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award

The BMS Program would like to congratulate Dr. Brett Johnson for being awarded the 2014 Juliius R. Krevans Distinguished Dissertation Award.  Dr. Johnson, a recent BMS graduate, was selected for the award for his dissertation, "Genetic divergence and therapy-driven evolution between intial and recurrent glioma".  He was one of two winners in a outstanding field of applicants.

Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Congratulations 2014 NSF Awardees

The BMS program congratulates on 2014 NSF Fellows and Honorable Mentions!
Fellows: Christina Adams, Tony Gao, Juliet Goldsmith, Emily Jones, KT Nguyen, Mark Noviski, Jorge Ortiz-Carpena, Elze Rackaityte, Melissa Spear
Honorable Mentions: Roman Camarda, Jillian Jespersen, Evan Markegard, Andrew Mancini, Aaron Mattingly, Pallavi Penumetcha, Alex Samocha, Luke Smith

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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Upcoming Events

Wed
Oct 22
2014

BMS Seminars

Date: 
Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00 - 17:00

Antonio Giraldez, PhD
Yale
"The domino of life: activation of the zygotic program during the maternal to zygotic transition, a model for in vivo reprogramming."
Host:  Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
co-sponsored by the UCSF DSCB Grad. Program
Full Schedule

Thu
Oct 23
2014

BMS Journal Club

Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-23 12:00 - 13:00
Biao Wang (faculty)
"White fat browning is UP to stomach and brain."
David Erle (faculty)
"Sending a message: Promoters direct traffic during cell stress"
Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405
Full Schedule
Wed
Oct 29
2014

BMS Seminars

Date: 
Wed, 2014-10-29 16:00 - 17:00

Benjamin Ohlstein, MD, PhD
Columbia Univ.
"Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency and inheritance."
Host:  Todd Nystul, PhD
Full Schedule

Thu
Oct 30
2014

BMS Journal Club

Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-30 12:00 - 13:00

Briana Fitch (student)
title TBA
Shaeri Mukherjee (faculty)
"Simple steps that lead to the removal of misfolded proteins from the ER."
Mission Bay videoconference: MH-1405
Full Schedule