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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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Publication Highlight: Ted Ho's Nature paper highlighted by Nature Reviews MCB and Developmental Cell

BP student Ted Ho's Nature paper has been highlighted in this UCSF news article as well as by Nature Reviews MCB and Developmental Cell:

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/03/405951/ucsf-researchers-find-key-tired...

Publication highlight: Jasper Williams

PSPG student Jasper Williams publishes in Cell

Roybal, K.T., Williams, J.Z., Morsut, L., Rupp, L.J., Kolinko, I., Choe, J.H., Walker, W.J., McNally, K.A., Lim, W.A. (2016) Engineering T Cells with Customized Therapeutic Response Programs Using Synthetic Notch Receptors. Cell. 167, 419-432 See article

Summary:  SynNotch T cells drive customized therapeutic responses for cancer and other diseases.  SynNotch T cells can be engineered to sense tumor antigens and locally deliver biologics such as antibodies, and can thus be used as a smart platform for local delivery of diverse therapeutic payloads capable of remodeling microenvironments.


 

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.  

Our PUBS course students published a paper!

Yeast in a class of their own: Our graduate students report how genetics and chemical stresses interact to affect the fitness of yeast cells. Read more: https://medium.com/lifes-building-blocks/yeast-in-a-class-of-their-own-4...

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