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.
“Chasing After Young Neurons” - Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD as recipient of the 60th Annual Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science for his highly original, creative, and rigorous research on adult neurogenesis and neuronal replacement.
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.
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).
World Class Faculty
Shingo Kajimura, PhD, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology

Welcome to BMS

The UCSF Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is an interdisciplinary graduate research program that seeks to equip students with the training and research tools to study the function of tissue and organ systems in development, physiology, and disease.

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