Congrats on NSF Awards
Congratulations to our BMS students who recently won the NSF award! (Scroll to see all)

Phi Nguyen (2nd year)
Alexis Krup (1st year)
Ariane Panzer (2nd year)
Tina Solvik (2nd year)
Anthony Venida (1st year)
Johnny Yu (1st year)
Jessica Cortez (2nd year)
Emily Davis (2nd year)
Andrea Eastes (2nd year)
Elma Frias (1st year)
Fauna Yarza (incoming student)
Students Represent BMS at UCSF Grad Slam
Christina Hueschen, Ariel Kauss, and Sophia Levan presented at this year's UCSF Grad Slam, with Christina taking home the top prize for her talk, “How to Build an Elephant.” Congratulations to our students! (Photo by Noah Berger)
Innovative Education
National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a T32 administrative supplement to fund the development of a course titled Business Strategy as a Scientific Skill. Dr. K. Mark Ansel, BMS program director, and Dr. Thi Nguyen, career development consultant at the Office of Career and Professional Development, will lead the program.

The Business Strategy course will be delivered as a series of online lectures and podcasts, and will teach graduate students about business strategy used in academic and industry settings. Topics include strategic tools, collaborations and evaluating your strategic plan. To create the course, Dr. Nguyen will collaborate with BMS faculty, UCSF alumni, and UCSF organizations such as iBiology, Carry the One Radio podcast, and Biotech Connection Bay Area. This course will build upon the success of the introductory course produced by Dr. Nguyen with funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

“The BMS Program is excited about our partnership with Dr. Nguyen and the OCPD to help make this innovative course available to all UCSF graduate students,” said Dr. Ansel.
Chan Zuckerberg BioHub Investigators
The first cohort of investigators includes many BMS faculty, including Zev Gartner, PhD, Bryan Greenhouse, MD, Hiten Madhani, MD, PhD, Katherine Pollard, PhD, Alex Marson, MD, PhD, Oren Rosenberg, MD, PhD, and Kole Roybal, PhD.
From Diane Barber Lab
Naïve ground-state human embryonic stem cells derived from primed embryonic stem cells immunolabeled for β-catenin (green) and stained for actin filaments (magenta) and nuclei (blue).

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