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Tagged: Bioinformatics (Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program)

Giacomini to lead $15.1 million in research funding to improve the use of drugs in individuals

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, co-chair of the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and an expert in the field of pharmacogenomics, is leading two research projects funded by two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand research into how genes affect an individual's response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers

Fischbach receives young investigator grant for probiotics research

Michael Fischbach, PhD, a faculty member in UCSF’s Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, is one of two recipients of the 2010 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research.

Two to watch

They are intellectually fearless and a bit unorthodox. They form a crazy quilt of undergraduate majors, birthplaces, interests, and experiences. They work across UCSF in “wet” labs fitted with benches and large metal fume hoods and in “dry” labs amid cubicles and work surfaces topped with computers and oversized monitors. They are mentored by senior UCSF faculty scientists and work alongside PhD postdoctoral scholars and staff researchers.

School of Pharmacy women highlighted for their influence in science and education

Four members of the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty have been named from among a list of 14 as key women in science research and education at UCSF. They are (pictured left-to-right):

Update from the Dean - Fall/Winter 2010

Research: 30th anniversary as the nation's top National Institutes of Health-funded pharmacy school, Lightwood, Mandell, Kortemme, Coutsias, Keiser, Shoichet, Irwin, Laggner, Hert, Thomas, Edwards, Voigt, Levskaya, Lim, Weiner, Craik, Darragh, Schneider, Farady, Lou, Marks, Phojanakong, Hann. Faculty honors and awards: Stebbins, Levens Lipton, Benet, Giacomini, Gazzaley, Yee, Hessol, Roy. Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences inaugural forum. Leadership transitions: Cullander, Kishi, Sauer, Assemi. Industry partnerships: Santi, Takeda, Craik, Chemical Biology Consortium, Wells, Small Molecule Discovery Center, Arkin, Renslo, Genentech. Working globally: Kayser, Ramay, Unviersidad del Valle de Guatemala, University of Santo Tomas, Global Health Frameworks Program. Renewing our faculty: Long Boyle, Heintz, Hernandez, Fischbach, Huang. Academic programs: clinical pharmacology and therapeutics training grant renewed for 3 slots, Burchard, Floren, Benowitz. PharmD students: Pong. California Poison Control System funded through June 2010. In the news: Burchard, Levens Lipton, Kroetz, Cocohoba. Campus: we must cut costs and increase efficiencies, Washington, Spaulding, Barclay, Plotts. Nobel prize co-recipients Blackburn, Greider, Szostak. Japanese-American alumni awarded honorary degrees.

Symposium on the future of therapeutics inaugurates new UCSF department

In the first symposium held by the newly minted UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, researchers described progress in the fields of systems biology, pharmacogenomics, and bioengineering, and how scientists in these fields are working in concert to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics to effectively and safely diagnose and treat disease.

Shoichet Research One of top Breakthroughs for 2009

Wired Science has cited a computational model developed in the UCSF School of Pharmacy under the direction of faculty member Brian Shoichet, PhD, and applied and tested by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, as one of the Top Scientific Breakthroughs for 2009.

Method to Predict Polypharmacology Developed in Shoichet Lab

A computational method developed in the UCSF School of Pharmacy under the direction of faculty member Brian Shoichet, PhD, has the potential to predict new target diseases for existing drugs as well as unexpected side effects of approved drugs.

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.

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