QBI held a competition to give away 1.1 million dollars for bold ideas and basic research in cancer and psychiatry. Four grants and four fellowships were awarded to the best collaborative ideas that merged both basic and clinical research. Jeremy Reiter and David Raleigh proposed a bold idea in cancer: How fats cause cancer: Lipids in the primary cilium activate oncogenic Hedgehog signaling.
Galo Garcia (Reiter Lab) and Xiaoyu Shi show us how the ciliary gate is organized and how that goes wrong in disease.
The 2020 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF more than five years goes to Katherine Hyland, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, SOM, member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics and the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, and Director of the Medical Genetics Theme in the UCSF SOM Bridges Curriculum. Dr. Hyland is based at UCSF Parnassus campus.