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Fraser appointed to Bowes Biomedical Investigator Program

Fraser developed several new tools for creating maps of macromolecules, a critical first step for finding new drugs.

Keiser receives $2.5 million to apply machine learning towards new therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Michael Keiser, PhD, received a Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which will fund his research into novel therapies for neurodegeneration.

Combination drug therapy overcomes drug-resistant lung cancer in the lab

Many types of lung cancer thwart even the most targeted of therapies due to drug resistance, but a group of UCSF scientists led by Sourav Bandyopadhyay, PhD, have now shown that adding a second drug into treatment regimens can overcome this resistance in lab-grown, lung cancer cell lines.

Paul R. Ortiz de Montellano elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Ortiz de Montellano gained renown for his work with cytochrome P450 enzymes, which help the liver metabolize drugs and other chemicals, and regulate hormone levels.

QBI scientists decipher how Ebola, dengue, and Zika infect human cells

In a pair of recent studies, scientists at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute uncovered how Ebola, dengue, and Zika hijack human proteins to infect human cells, findings that point to new approaches for treating these diseases.

Research points to individualized treatments for curing TB

Tuberculosis is usually treated with a six month regimen of daily antibiotics, but millions of patients do not recover from the disease during treatment. Rada Savic’s team showed that adjusting the duration of this regimen based on disease severity could lead to better outcomes.

School of Pharmacy emeriti Kollman, Kuntz, and Langridge honored with UCSF Medal

Drug discovery today begins with computation rather than test tube experimentation. Three School of Pharmacy faculty emeriti, Robert Langridge, Irwin “Tack” Kuntz, and the late Peter Kollman, were awarded the UCSF Medal for creating computational tools for drug discovery that are now used worldwide.

Update from the Dean – November 2018

Curriculum transformation, An expanded role, Gaining recognition, Graduate match rate; School of Pharmacy scientists receive UCSF Medal: Founding fathers of drug discovery honored; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Beyond drugs, Two artificial pancreas projects, Bringing prosthetics to patients; Advancing the fight against cancer, Combining drug therapies, Mapping cells; In memoriam: Robert D. Gibson A lifetime of pharmacy and advocacy

Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them

The patient perspective on prosthetic limbs currently doesn’t factor into the FDA approval process. Leslie Wilson and Matthew Garibaldi are surveying patient preferences to speed access to the next generation of prosthetics.

PharmD students make sure Dean Guglielmo gets his flu shot

UCSF Flu Crew reminds San Francisco of the importance of vaccines by overseeing the vaccination of School of Pharmacy Dean Guglielmo.

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