July 28, 2016

Congratulations to MSTP Alum, Joshua Gordon, who's been made the newest Director of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). Dr. Gordon graduated from the Neuroscience program in 1995, and finished his MD in 1997 before going on to Columbia University for his residency, a research fellowship, and eventually joining the Columbia faculty in 2004.

From the NIH's website:

July 08, 2016

By Nicholas Weiler on June 03, 2016

Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors accorded to an American scientist.

June 30, 2016

Congratulations to MSTP V Jeremy Bancroft-Brown for receiving the Achievement Reward for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship, a competitive scholarship that rewards excellence in research. Jeremy is one of two BioE students receiving the award, and there are 10 ARCS Scholars at UCSF overall. The award provides scholars with a stipend for the 2016-17 academic year.

June 20, 2016

This year, for the first time ever, the Graduate Division held its annual commencement ceremony at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco. More graduate programs have been added in recent years, and the popularity of the event has soared, so the ceremony had outgrown any space at UCSF. The lovely, historic setting of the Nourse not only provided ample room for graduates and their families, but also added a sense of importance to the always heartwarming celebration.