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Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Dr. Gail Martin inducted into the Royal Society

Gail Martin, Professor Emerita in the Department of Anatomy, was inducted as a foreign member of the Royal Society on July 10, 2015. The Royal Society, based in London, is the oldest learned society for science still in existence. Dr. Martin was inducted for being a "world-leader in understanding the function of Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs) in vertebrate embryos. She was among the first to realize that growth factors are key molecules in mediating cell-cell interactions during development. FGF signalling is crucial for establishment of the body plan and development of virtually every organ. She not only defined specific functions for FGFs but also established fundamental principles including how negative feedback mechanisms fine-tune signalling.

Thu, Jul 9, 2015

BMS students publish in Nature Medicine

Congratulations to Luke Smith and the Villeda Lab for their recent publication in Nature Medicine!

See excerpt below

Age-Related Cognitive Decline Tied to Immune-System Molecule

Deleterious Effects of ‘Pro-Aging Factor’ Can Be Reversed in Mice 

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

'Scientists in Clincal Departments Foster Collaborations' via Dan Frost and the UCSF School of Medicine

Scientists in Clinical Departments Foster Collaborations

Excerpt via UCSF School of Medicine
By Dan Frost

Scientists engaged in fundamental, curiosity-driven research are increasingly finding a home in UCSF’s clinical departments, conducting experiments that may lead to treatments for some of humanity’s most pernicious diseases.

For their approach, these researchers are taking advantage of breakthroughs in science and technology – from the mapping of the human genome and the discovery of stem cells to the invention of increasingly powerful machines for examining genes, proteins and other microscopic building blocks.

While UCSF’s basic science departments are not growing significantly, the clinical side of the University has the means to hire. A movement toward translational medicine is also encouraging research that can have an impact on patient lives.

Fri, Dec 12, 2014


The BMS Program congratulates our most recent graduates!

Summer and Fall 2014 Graduates: Linda Lee, Alison Coady, Nicole Galloway, Debbie Ruelas, Jasmine Lau, Fong Koh, Candia Kenific, Phillips Huang, Leslie Tong, Jennifer Bando, Carlos Rojo, and Morgan Truitt

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Upcoming Events

Sep 3

BMS Journal Club

Thu, 2015-09-03 12:00 - 13:00

Adair Borges (student)
“Inducing MDT before it was cool: Hip(ster)BA - promoter structures reveal the basis of heritable multidrug tolerance”
Oren Rosenberg (faculty)
“Hybrid Approaches to Understand Complex, Macromolecular Machines”
Room N-225 at Parnassus, with Mission Bay videoconference in MH-1405
Full Schedule

Sep 30

BMS Seminar Series

Wed, 2015-09-30 16:00 - 17:00

James Ferrell, MD, PhD
"Trigger waves in mitosis and apoptosis."
Host: Jeroen Roose
room: N-225, Parnassus
full schedule

Oct 14

BMS Seminar Series

Wed, 2015-10-14 16:00 - 17:00

Carole Mendelson, PhD
UT Southwestern
"Fetal to Maternal Signaling in the Timing of Birth."
Host:  Tippi MacKenzie, MD
room: N-225, Parnassus
full schedule