Categories: Research

Benet honored for lifetime accomplishments in drug clearance research and discovery

For his historic contributions to what is now known about the rate at which drugs are broken down and "cleared" from the body, Leslie Benet, PhD, was honored by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) with the Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics.

Symposium on the future of therapeutics inaugurates new UCSF department

In the first symposium held by the newly minted UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, researchers described progress in the fields of systems biology, pharmacogenomics, and bioengineering, and how scientists in these fields are working in concert to develop novel diagnostics...

Burchard joins discussion on race and ethnicity

Burchard participates in a panel and explains the differences between race and ethnicity and more with NPR’s Science Friday aired January 15, 2010.

Kroetz discusses pharmacogenomics on KQED Quest radio

UCSF researcher Deanna Kroetz, PhD, discusses the impact of genetic differences on how an individual responds to drugs in a KQED Quest radio interview that aired September 14, 2009. Fellow members of the interview panel were UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and UCSF breast cancer...

Two circuits found responsible for a cell’s ability to adapt

UCSF researchers have identified the two key circuits, compared to hundreds as previously thought, that control a cell's ability to adapt to changes in its environment. These circuits are key to a cell's ability to reset itself after responding to a stimulus.

Desai receives Emerging Scholar Award

Desai, a bioengineer who focuses on the design, fabrication, and use of advanced micro/nano biosystems, was chosen as a 2009 Emerging Scholar in Physiology by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Scientists explain how they are making therapeutics “intelligent”

UCSF scientists describe how their research is aiming to make therapeutics sophisticated, highly effective, and tailored to the different needs of individuals.

Burchard elected to ASCI

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, was elected in spring 2009 to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Established in 1908, the ASCI is one of the oldest medical honor societies in the US.

Imaging lab translates work to patient care

Research under way at UCSF's Margaret Hart Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging applies powerful, non-invasive equipment to better understand disease and improve disease treatments. "Our overall focus is to develop new imaging techniques and apply basic engineering to biology- and disease-...

Giacomini and Peck honored with ASCPT awards

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, and Carl Peck, MD, faculty members in the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), received awards from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) at the society's annual meeting held in National Harbor, Maryland, USA,...

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