UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
NEWS

Walter Lab Compound Licensed by Calico

Calico, a company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the human lifespan biology, has partnered with Peter Walter to exclusively license a promising new compound discovered in the lab. The project is to develop potential therapies for cognitive decline. More...

Sushi Science and Pain.

Check out the Wasabi Receptor! Yifan Cheng and David Julius have solved the structure of the pain receptor TRPA1 at atomic resolution using cryo-electonmicroscopy. This work, "Structure of the TRPA1 ion channel suggests regulatory mechanisms," was published in Nature last week and featured on NPR. More...

DeRisi elected to American Acad. of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Joseph DeRisi has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, it is one of the oldest academies in the country. Dr. DeRisi is a biochemist and infectious disease researcher, specializing in the study of malaria, viruses, and diagnostics. In all, 197 new members were announced on April 22nd, 2015, including UCSF's own Bob Nussbaum, Frank McCormick, and Jim Wells. More...

EVENTS
Apr

27

Alex Persat
Bacteria and their mechanical world
Byers Auditorium, Noon

Apr

28

Emily Troemel
TBA
Byers Auditorium

Apr

30

Vlad Denic
Activation of Atg1 kinase
Byers Auditorium, 12-1pm

May

4

Liam Holt
From ancestral resurrection to genetically-encoded nano particles
Byers Auditorium, Noon

May

7

Jennifer Prescher
Expanding the imaging toolbox
Byers Auditorium, 12-1pm

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