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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...

 

Biophysics Alumnus Ted Ho selected for the Forbes 30 under 30

Congratulations to Biophysics alumnus Ted Ho for being selected for the Forbes 30 under 30!

https://www.forbes.com/profile/theodore-ho/?list=30under30-science#6915b...

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...

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