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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.

enhanced image of crystals left behind by malaria parasites
December 06, 2016

Science in Focus, a new series from the UCSF News Center, highlights the beauty of science at UCSF and the fascinating research taking place behind each image.


In this month's edition... For over a century, a simple test for malaria has been to smear a drop of blood between two slides and look for crystals that the parasite leaves behind. Now UC San Francisco researchers are learning more about what guides the formation of these crystals, which could lead to new treatments for malaria.

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