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Fun times at the QBC Retreat at Asilomar!

Here's some shots of PSPGers gathered at the QBC Retreat at Asilomar in Monterey!

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PSPG Student Marjorie Imperial's work ccepted in Nature Medicine

Marjorie's work is being used as a tool to guide implementation strategies on adherence worldwide by BMGF, and has initiated a technical workshop run by WHO this year.  You'll find the newly published report here: http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2018/WHO-CDS-TB-2018.17-eng.PDF?ua=1. Congratulations Marjorie!

Publication highlight: Jasper Williams

PSPG student Jasper Williams publishes in Cell

Roybal, K.T., Williams, J.Z., Morsut, L., Rupp, L.J., Kolinko, I., Choe, J.H., Walker, W.J., McNally, K.A., Lim, W.A. (2016) Engineering T Cells with Customized Therapeutic Response Programs Using Synthetic Notch Receptors. Cell. 167, 419-432 See article

Summary:  SynNotch T cells drive customized therapeutic responses for cancer and other diseases.  SynNotch T cells can be engineered to sense tumor antigens and locally deliver biologics such as antibodies, and can thus be used as a smart platform for local delivery of diverse therapeutic payloads capable of remodeling microenvironments.


 

International team of researchers including faculty member Brian Shoichet develop safer opioid painkiller from scratch

Researchers including faculty member Brian Shoichet develop safer opioid painkiller from scratch:

An international team of researchers — led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina, and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany — has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Read more:  http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/researchers-develop-safer-opi...

Dr. Les Benet presents the commencement address and wins the 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award

PSPG faculty member Dr. Les Benet presented the 2016 commencement address and was also the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award conferred by the Associated Students of the Graduate Division Alumni Association: http://graduate.ucsf.edu/commencement-celebration-2016

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