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Shoichet sheds light on enzyme actions

Through study results of a particular enzyme of unknown function, called Tm0936, that is found in a bacterium that lives in thermal vents in the Mediterranean Ocean, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Brian Shoichet, PhD and colleagues are shedding light on how to ultimate

Burchard explores asthma risk in Latinos

What began as a fascination with fish when he was a child eventually led Esteban Burchard, MD to study genetic differences behind asthma risk.

Ferrin uses computation and computers to understand molecules

Tom Ferrin, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is an expert in the use of computation and computer-generated images and simulations of biological molecules to understand how molecules act and interact.

Voigt and synthetic biology: art meets calculus

Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, is studying how to engineer living systems to solve widespread problems of society, such as our dependence on petroleum-based fuels.

Burlingame talks about mass spectrometry and its potential

Mass spectrometry technology and techniques are key to knowing the structure and function of proteins and how they act in the constantly moving highways of biological systems.

James comments on university science and drug discovery

The odds of finding a chemical compound that can be developed into a drug are not good, says Thomas James, PhD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy's department of pharmaceutical chemistry, but those odds can be improved by university scientists.