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UCSF Sets New Record For NIH Funding

 

UC San Francisco was the top public recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2018, the 12th year in a row that UCSF claimed the top spot among public institutions, and the eighth straight year in which the University ranked second overall among institutions nationwide. Read more:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/02/413396/ucsf-top-public-recipient-nih-f...

 

Clothes From A Petri Dish: $700 Million Bolt Threads May Have Cracked The Code On Spider Silk

This article is regarding two of our grads, Ethan Mirsky from Biophysics, and Dan Widmaier from CCB:

Dan Widmaier, cofounder and CEO of Bolt Threads, dons a white lab coat with his name and the numeral one—for employee number one—on the back before opening a door to the company’s lab. Inside, Widmaier and his cofounders, David Breslauer and Ethan Mirsky, are growing artificial spider silk, something that scientists around the world have been trying to do for decades. Spider silk is known for being extremely soft and strong, and it could make long-lasting, lightweight and desirable clothes. Link to Forbes Article

Faculty member Peter Walter wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

Faculty member Peter Walter wins $3M Breakthrough Prize: Read more

 

CCB Alumna receives HHMI Hanna Gray Fellowship

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. These recent PhD recipients will continue their training as postdoctoral fellows at 11 institutions in the U.S. Their research interests span a range of disciplines, including chemical biology, computational biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, structural biology, and systems biology.

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BBC Faculty to head up new NSF funded Bioengineering Center

BBC Faculty to head up new NSF funded Bioengineering Center:

NSF Funds ‘Blue Sky’ Bioengineering Center To Be Based at UCSF

Center Aims to Unite Bay Area Synthetic Biologists, Engineer Biological Machines

The National Science Foundation has awarded $24 million over five years for a new ‘blue-sky’ bioengineering center based at UC San Francisco. Known as the Center for Cellular Construction, the new initiative aims to transform the field of cell biology into a quantitative discipline and to adapt tools from engineering, the physical sciences, and computer science to design automated machines out of living cells.  

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