Natal long-fingered bat embryo (Miniopterus natalensis) stained to highlight bone (red) and cartilage (blue).
Researchers in the laboratory of UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Nadav Ahituv, PhD, study the roles of gene regulatory elements—DNA segments that tell genes when, where, and to what extent to turn on and off—including in human conditions ranging from limb malformations to epilepsy and autism.
Healing Hands: Pharmacist Janel Boyle, PharmD, PhD (far left), who is developing dosing models tailored for children, comforts a young patient with her mother in the infusion clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.
Reprinted courtesy of UCSF Magazine.
In the pediatric bone marrow transplant clinic, pharmacist Janel Boyle’s past and present collide.
She drifts past young patients—many of them infants and toddlers—and notes their beaming smiles and balding heads. Her gaze shifts to the parents, their...
Bacteria generate small molecules to fend off their fellow microbes. They also produce molecules that affect the response of host organisms—including humans—to their presence. Such molecules have been a major source of antibiotics, immunosuppressants, anti-cancer agents, and other drugs.