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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

 

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...

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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