"When we accepted these students into our graduate programs, we made them a promise that while they may be away from home, this country will be their new home; that the U.S. values diversity in thought and culture; that they will be trained, educated, and cared for."
We are delighted to share the news that Peter Walter, PhD, professor and Howard Hughes Investigator in the School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has received a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. This award recognizes him for "elucidating the unfolded protein response, a cellular quality-control system that detects disease-causing unfolded proteins and directs cells to take corrective measures."
The accolades continue.. Three UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 70 new members and nine international members elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Congrats Joe!