Ganguly receives Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD, assistant professor in residence at the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Department of Neurology and affiliate member of the graduate program, has been awarded the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

MTM and PhD team gets $2.7mil to reduce premature births

smart diaphragm team

A team led by bioengineering Master of Translational Medicine and PhD students, along with UCSF bioengineering and medical faculty and staff, has received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant of $2.7 million over three years for a collaborative project aimed at reducing premature births.

Eight students named UCSF Discovery Fellows

Bioengineering PhD students Alec Cerchiari, Trey Jalbert, Bertram Koelsch, Christine Leon, Harrison Liu, Yekaterina Miroshnikova, Matthew Rubashkin, and Lawrence Uricchio were named to the inaugural cohort of UCSF Discovery Fellows.

DeRisi wins NAS Carty Award

Professor Joseph DeRisi, professor and vice chair at the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, was presented the National Academy of Sciences Carty Award for noteworthy and distinguished accomplishment in genome biology.

Video lecture by Professor Tejal Desai

Maharbiz develops smart bandages to track wound healing

Gallant featured in Nature

Gallant's brain decoding software screenshot

Neuroscientist Jack Gallant was featured in the latest edition of the journal Nature, discussing his team’s work on creating algorithms to decode brain scans and decipher what people are seeing, hearing and feeling.

Jay Keasling on synthetic scents in the New York Times

Li Lab shows physical cues help mature cells revert into embryonic-like stem cells

Pluripotent stem cells

October 21, 2013 Professor Song Li and his research team have shown that physical cues can replace certain chemicals when inducing mature cells back to a pluripotent stage, capable of becoming any cell type in the body.

Michelle Chang’s work touted in Science

A new synthetic biology technique could revolutionize medicinal chemistry by enabling site-selective insertion of fluorine into natural products in vivo. Read more (subscription required) at Science.