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It’s in the DNA: Pharmacogenetics Class

In BPS 115, (Genetics and Pharmacogenetics), first year PharmD students study themselves at a genetic level using pharmacogenetic testing, and volunteer to share their data with each other. Data is aggregated for selected drug metabolizing genes-of-interest. These results are presented on “Reveal Day,” where students role-play doctor-patient consultations and review each “patient’s” proclivity for developing certain conditions and diseases. (See video links, below)

Data for a difference

Low-cost drug treatments can cure TB and malaria. Why, then, do these diseases claim so many lives?

Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final

Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate, detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn’t trigger scar tissue buildup.

20 years chasing the genetic roots of asthma

The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma.

Behind enemy lines

New research promises to take the guesswork out of matching individual cancer cases to the most effective choices of chemotherapy.

Presenting 2018 Grad Slam Winner Yiqi Cao

Ten finalists battled for the Grad Slam Championship on 3/22/18. The competition was stiff, the crowd was raucous; but in the end, two BioEs swept the awards.

Yiqi Cao took both 1st Place and the People’s Choice awards for her presentation “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart… Again.” You can see her winning 3-minute presentation here (starts at 49:15). 

Second Place went to Inez Raharjo.

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 38th year

A culture of discovery and collaboration among faculty carries potential to “completely shake up their fields of study.”

Asthma drug response in racially diverse children

“Whole genome sequencing of pharmacogenetic drug response in racially diverse children with asthma” has been published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ARJCCM). “This is a huge win for the NHLBI’s TOPMed program, UCSF, and our lab”, said senior author Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH.

Koda-Kimble Seed Award fuels eight original research projects

The 2018 Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation marked its fourth year of funding with the announcement of the research award recipients.

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