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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 4

BMS Journal Club

Thu, 2014-09-04 12:00 - 13:00

Adrienne Stormo (student)
"Hunting for a Mechanism: Mutant Huntingtin Inhibits Mitochondrial Protein Import in Huntington's Disease"
Aimee Kao
"A breath of fresh air before complete destruction: A new pathway for lysosomal clearance of misfolded proteins"
Room: Parnassus N-225
Full Schedule

Sep 26

Immunology Retreat

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

Oct 8

BMS Seminars

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:00 - 17:00

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Center for Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
"Epigenetic regulation of pluripotency and inheritance"
Host:  Susan Fisher, PhD
Room: N-225, Parnassus & videoconferenced to Mission Bay GH-S271
Full Schedule

Oct 10

BMS Retreat

Fri, 2014-10-10 14:00 - Sun, 2014-10-12 12:00

Granlibakken Conference Center, North Lake Tahoe
All BMS Faculty, Students and Postdocs welcome!
Retreat website