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Sushi Science and Pain.

Check out the Wasabi Receptor! Yifan Cheng and David Julius have solved the structure of the pain receptor TRPA1 at atomic resolution using cryo-electonmicroscopy. This work, "Structure of the TRPA1 ion channel suggests regulatory mechanisms," was published in Nature last week and featured on NPR. More...

Sy Redding Accepts Fellow Position at UCSF

Sy did his graduate work at Columbia University in the laboratories of Eric Greene and David Reichman. Using a single molecule imaging technique called DNA curtains, Sy investigated the physical mechanisms through which proteins locate, recognize, and extract genomic information. At UCSF, Sy will use DNA curtains to explore how protein-DNA interactions change as DNA is organized into chromatin: how nature balances the individual protein's need to access DNA against the cell's pressure to organize the genome. More...

UCSF-Brown Scientists Discover Enzyme Linked to White-Nose Bat Syndrome

Dr. Richard Bennett (Brown University) and a team of UCSF scientists have discovered an enzyme in the deadly fungal species that is threatening bats in North America. The disease, called White Nose Syndrome, is caused by Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Click onward for a link to the press release. More...

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May

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May

29

2015 UCSF Alumni Weekend
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Palace Hotel, 2 New Mont St.

Jun

1

Liana Lareau
Evolutionary Footprints of Splicing and Translation
Byers Auditorium, Noon

Jun

4

We Go for Good: Circle the Bay for Breast Cancer
Get involved and help raise $$ for breast cancer research programs at UCSF
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Jun

9


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