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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Small Molecule Discovery Center and Genentech partner in drug discovery

UCSF's Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC) announced on February 18, 2010 that it has signed its first major industry partnership agreement since the SMDC was founded in 2005. The agreement is with Genentech, Inc.

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

Wells uses small molecules to trigger cell death

Research directed by senior author James Wells, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, has opened the door to a new way of studying and better understanding the processes of cell death (apoptosis), blood clotting, and other biochemic

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...

Craik to lead Takeda-sponsored research on antibodies

Takeda San Francisco, Inc., announced September 21, 2009 that it has entered into a sponsored collaboration with UCSF to support antibody-related research in the laboratory of Charles S.

UCSF researchers join consortium to target cancer in new ways

Scientists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry have been selected to lead a new federal initiative aimed at developing new classes of drugs to target cancer.

Voigt Lab programs bacteria to perform increasingly complicated tasks

UCSF School of Pharmacy researchers and colleagues have successfully created a mathematical model that genetically programs bacteria and causes the bacteria to "trace" images projected onto them in a petri dish. The bacteria sense and display the area of the projection where light meets dark by...

Assemi named assistant dean of accreditation and quality improvement

Mitra Assemi, PharmD, UCSF School of Pharmacy associate professor of clinical pharmacy, has been named the School's assistant dean of accreditation and quality, effective September 1, 2009.

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