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Training computers to think more like scientists

Michael Keiser, PhD, and Kangway Chuang, PhD, want to use machine learning to speed the pace of drug discovery. By digging into the work of another lab, the pair realized how machine learning could lead scientists astray—and came up with methods to avoid its worst pitfalls.

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.

Creating an inexhaustible database for drug molecules

School of Pharmacy researchers helped a free public database of potential drug molecules grow 100-fold.

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.

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.

Showcasing School science and change at Alumni Weekend 2018

For UCSF School of Pharmacy alumni who attended the event, Alumni Weekend 2018 offered a chance to explore how science connects the School’s research, education, and patient care agendas; learn about the lives and professional accomplishments of pharmacy school graduates; and get a glimpse of what’s under way at UCSF beyond the School. The annual campuswide event was held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on June 1 and 2.

Seiple named a 2018 Beckman Young Investigator

The Beckman Young Investigator award provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.

Prien and MacWilliam bequests establish new endowed professorships

The UCSF School of Pharmacy has established new endowed faculty positions to be held by the chairs of two School departments.

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