Drugs from Bugs: The Medicine Factory In Your Gut

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

1600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

2016 Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science

Byers Award Recipient Michael Fischbach, PhD, will discuss his research in a seminar titled “Drugs from Bugs: The Medicine Factory In Your Gut.” The talk will be followed by a community reception featuring interactive research exhibits on the microbiome. Fischbach is an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy's Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, and Brook Byers, founding member and partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, will give opening and closing remarks.

The Byers Award is administered through the Program in Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR). Following a competitive call for nominations, the award is given to a mid-career faculty member for an innovative research project. The recipient is asked to present their research at the annual Byers Award Lecture.

Questions: contact Angela Ansaldo at 415-502-3059 or [email protected]