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Topics and Expertise: structural biology

Jamming the gears of a deadly virus

Team efforts at the School and beyond produce two potential treatments for COVID-19.

Overcoming disease with moving pictures and molecular building blocks

Jaime Fraser delivered the 2020 Byers Award Lecture in Basic Science

VR drug discovery makes precision therapy a reality

ChimeraX, virtual reality software developed at the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics, is now the tool of choice for computational structural biologists in the School of Pharmacy. The Jacobson Lab recently used ChimeraX to find a promising new cure for a drug-resistant...

Sali elected to National Academy of Sciences

Andrej Sali, PhD, has been elected as a member of the 2018 class of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Aashish Manglik, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

I am a physician-scientist interested in understanding how the human body senses and responds to external stimuli. My research focuses on the largest group of drug targets in the human body, the G protein coupled receptors. We aim to understand the most basic principles of these receptors in order...

John Gross, PhD

Professor


I am interested in protein structure and dynamics related to gene expression. We study changes in protein structure that occur on time scales ranging from millions of years to a millionth of a second, with a focus on basic questions of how viruses cross-species and give rise to modern pandemics...

Thomas James, PhD

Professor

I retired from full-time service at UCSF at the end of June, 2012. However, I went on Recall status a month later to do research, which diminishes each year. I needed to finish some projects that were still funded via grants during the initial year and continue with another funded project...

Reflection: 30 years of top NIH funding for UCSF School of Pharmacy

Table of contents

Introduction
Budget significance
Reasons for past success
A decade of funding for bioinformatics
New drug discovery directions attract support