Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, delivers the 2017 Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science. Her topic was the problem of antibiotic resistance and how research may help keep drugs effective.
Since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1940, countless lives have been saved by antibiotics. But their effectiveness is severely compromised by the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, accelerated by the over-prescription of antibiotics and their widespread use as growth promoters in livestock farming.
As the administrative analyst, I provide a range of administrative, research, and travel support for Jim Wells, Michelle Arkin, Adam Renslo, Michael Hornsby, and lab members which include specialists, postdocs and graduate students.
Byers Award recipientDanica Galonić Fujimori, PhDwill discuss her research in a seminar titled “Unlocking the Mystery of Antibiotic Resistance.” The talk will be followed by a community reception featuring interactive research exhibits on antibiotic resistance.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry department members have received the following grants and fellowships between October and December 2016:
12/26/2016: Judy Sakanari received a 2-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project is entitled, "Novel Therapeutics for Treatment of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis."
Research in the lab of UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Adam Renslo, PhD, has developed a new way of selectively targeting cancer cells with drugs. In experiments with mice, the new approach allowed for the delivery of fifty times higher doses of chemotherapy to tumors while avoiding toxic effects on healthy cells.
In recognition of his innovations in microscopy, Bo Huang, PhD, an associate professor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2016 Early Career Life Scientist Award, awarded by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).