UCSF innovation among top 10 for 2009

The Scientist has cited a UCSF innovation among its top 10 list of tools to hit the life sciences in 2009. In the spotlight is a paper that reveals how to import plant "light switches" into mammalian cells to control complex regulatory processes. The paper appeared in the October 15, 2009 issue of Nature. Authors are the UCSF School of Medicine's Wendall Lim, PhD, and Orion Weiner, PhD, and the School of Pharmacy's Christopher Voigt, PhD, and Anselm Levskaya, a PhD graduate student in the Voigt lab.

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UCSF Researchers Program Cells To Be Remote-controlled by Light

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Spatiotemporal Control of Cell Signalling Using a Light-switchable Protein Interaction, Nature, October 15, 2009


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