UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

iBioEducation: Ciliopathies and Retinal Degeneration

Cilia and flagella are complex, but highly conserved, structures found on most cells of the human body. Mutations in proteins localized to cilia can cause a collection of human diseases including renal failure and retinal degeneration. More...

Dr. Kampmann, Recipient of the Allen Foundation Award

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation named Dr. Martin Kampmann, a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, an "Allen Distinguished Investigator". Together with two other junior faculty at the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, he was awarded $1.4 million to identify networks of genes controlling the cellular biology of Alzheimer's disease. More...

Mechanism of Homeostatic Synaptic Depression Revealed

The Davis lab has published their first paper in eLife describing a novel mechanism that controls the strength of synaptic connections in the nervous system. In their new eLife paper, the Davis lab has defined a novel mechanism that achieves a homeostatic decrease in synaptic strength-regulated removal of calcium channels from the presynaptic plasma membrane. More...





2015 Annual Tetrad Retreat
Sep 10-12, Register by Friday August 7th
Granlibakken Resort, Lake Tahoe



Scientific Writing Sessions
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Mount Zion, 4-5:45pm



CVRI Retreat, Register by Sep. 30, 2015
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Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz



Bay Area Science Festival
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AT&T Park

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