UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Yifan Cheng Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Cheng, a UCSF faculty member since 2006, is a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a world leader in the development of cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM), which combines high-resolution microscopy and powerful computational methods to unveil the three-dimensional structure of proteins in unprecedented detail. His technical innovations in cryoEM have allowed high-resolution views of protein complexes involved in a wide array of cell processes, from protein degradation to heat sensation. More...

Bruce Alberts receives 2016 Lasker~Koshland Award

We share the Chancellor's excitement in announcing the news that Bruce Alberts, PhD, UCSF Chancellor's Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, has received the 2016-Lasker~Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science. One of the highest honors in biomedicine, this award is given every two years by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. More...

2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences - Peter Walter, PhD

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."




BSS, Sabine Petry, Princeton University
"How to make microtubules and build the mitotic spindle"
GH AUD 106, 12pm







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