Christina Hueschen, Grad Slam top prize winner
March 24, 2017

Christina Hueschen, a graduate student in UC San Francisco’s Biomedical Sciences Program, took home the top prize at this year’s UCSF Grad Slam competition for her talk titled “How to Build an Elephant.” Christina's adviser is Sophie Dumont, PhD.

The third annual Grad Slam, held March 16, featured 10 UCSF graduate students competing to inform and entertain with three-minute science talks based on their own research. Their subjects ranged from the genetics of aging to the rewiring of injured neural circuits to spinal changes in astronauts.

Kelsie Eichel in von Zastrow lab
March 06, 2017

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has awarded Kelsie Eichel, a graduate student in the Tetrad Program, with a prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. Student awardees were chosen based on the quality, originality and significance of their work, and for representation across a diverse range of research topics.

Grad Slam Logo
February 16, 2017

The Graduate Division has announced the finalists in the 2017 Grad Slam competition at UC San Francisco. The Grad Slam contest challenges PhD students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-specialists – will understand. Since 2015, the competition has been held across all ten campuses of the University of California.

Michelle Rhyu, Graduate Division 2017 Distinguished Alumna
December 14, 2016

The UCSF Graduate Division is pleased to announce that Michelle Rhyu, PhD '94,
has been named our Distinguished Alumna of the Year for 2017.

As a biochemistry PhD candidate at UCSF, Michelle Rhyu spent long hours in the Jan lab “fly room,” where researchers set up and analyzed experiments using drosophila — the tiny fly species commonly used for genetic experiments.