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 formal presentation of the Master Teacher award will be made this year during the opening ceremony of our 21st Annual Meeting, Saturday evening June 10, 2017 in Burlington, VT. Congratulations, Tracy!
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!