Thanks to the involvement of MSTP student Tess Veuthey and others, this year, for the first time, the UCSF School of Medicine is including on its secondary application optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. The change was the result of a multi-year collaboration between the School of Medicine’s Office of Admissions and students from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Student Alliance (LGBTQSA). READ MORE
High school interns celebrate the culmination of their summer research at the 4th Annual Symposium of the UCSF-Lowell Science Research Program on the steps of Genentech Hall on August 14, 2014.
As described in a recent Nature paper, MSTP student Jonathan Ostrem has succeeded in making small molecules that irreversibly target a mutant form of this protein, called ras, without binding to the normal form. This feature distinguishes the molecules from all other targeted drug treatments in cancer.