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School of Pharmacy scientists unearth a new target for treating Parkinson’s disease

Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy recently identified the first drug-binding target site on a molecule known to play a role in Parkinson's disease, opening the door to a new generation of therapies for the condition.

Gift of $500,000 honors Jere E. Goyan, late UCSF School of Pharmacy dean

The endowment will provide funds for a recipient to focus on delivering breakthroughs in therapeutics-related research, education, and patient care.

Fraser appointed to Bowes Biomedical Investigator Program

Fraser developed several new tools for creating maps of macromolecules, a critical first step for finding new drugs.

Keiser receives $2.5 million to apply machine learning towards new therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Michael Keiser, PhD, received a Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will fund his research into novel therapies for neurodegeneration.

Ortiz de Montellano elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Ortiz de Montellano gained renown for his work with cytochrome P450 enzymes, which help the liver metabolize drugs and other chemicals, and regulate hormone levels.

Biophysics alumnus Ho selected for Forbes 30 under 30

Congratulations to Biophysics alumnus Ted Ho for being selected for the Forbes 30 under 30.

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Theodore Ho on Forbes 30 under 30

School of Pharmacy emeriti Kollman, Kuntz, and Langridge honored with UCSF Medal

Drug discovery today begins with computation rather than test tube experimentation. Three School of Pharmacy faculty emeriti, Robert Langridge, Irwin “Tack” Kuntz, and the late Peter Kollman, were awarded the UCSF Medal for creating computational tools for drug discovery that are now used worldwide.

Update from the Dean – November 2018

Curriculum transformation, An expanded role, Gaining recognition, Graduate match rate; School of Pharmacy scientists receive UCSF Medal: Founding fathers of drug discovery honored; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Beyond drugs, Two artificial...

Youmans inducted into Academy of Medical Educators

School of Pharmacy Vice Dean Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, was inducted into the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators in September, in recognition of her leadership during the School's revamping of its PharmD curriculum.

Adam Rao: Shark Tank champ

Adam Rao, MD/PhD student in Bioengineering, won the $50,000 Grand Prize at the 4th Surgical Innovations Shark Tank competition.

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