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photo of Sarah Engelberth giving her talk
September 26, 2017

Sarah Engelberth was awarded the $3,000 top prize in the 2017 Postdoc Slam competition for her talk entitled "The Tooth: Small but Mighty." Engelberth, who is a postdoc in the lab of Stefan Habelitz at UCSF, said, “Events like the Postdoc Slam are so important to remind us all that science doesn’t have to be unapproachable or scary.

photo of Flora Rutaganira
September 21, 2017

Florentine Rutaganira, PhD, who graduated from UC San Francisco’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Program earlier this year, has been chosen as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna Gray Fellow. UCSF postdocs James Nuñez, PhD, and Wendy Yue, PhD, were also named for the coveted fellowship.

photo of d'anne duncan
August 30, 2017

On August 29, the UCSF School of Pharmacy published a story welcoming the Graduate Division's newest staff member to campus. Meet D'Anne Duncan, PhD, director of Diversity and Outreach. 

(story by Katherine Krebs for SOP)

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.

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