As the first 2018 Recruitment Weekend for UCSD Biomedical Sciences fast approaches, we asked our current students to send in a summary of their thesis work. Their responses provide a fitting snapshot of the diverse range of research you’ll find in our program! I study the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes. It’s best known to cause strep … More Spotlight on BMS Student Research
by Sarah Shires This past Monday, the Nobel Assembly announced the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discoveries of mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm. These three scientists working out of Brandeis University in Boston and Rockefeller University in New … More The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Past and Present
By Daniel Garcia Former US Vice President Joe Biden has become one of science’s greatest allies. His leadership in the Cancer Moonshot Initiative led to increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) that was recently approved by Congress. Joe’s advocacy for science funding reinforces his reputation as a … More Joe Biden and the Cancer Moonshot Initiative
By Samantha Jones So, you’re heading to the March for Science this Saturday. Scientists and their supporters will unify to bring awareness to the importance that science holds in our community, but then what? What happens once the excitement surrounding the March for Science dies down? How can we bring awareness to how invaluable science … More Looking Beyond the March: How Do We Continue to Advocate for Science?
By Nina Gao You’re halfway through your PhD graduate studies and want to put your training to good use on a career that has a broad impact on society. Neither academia nor industry pique your interest… what else is out there? No, I’m not talking about becoming a vigilante warrior of justice. I’m talking about … More Career Exploration: Science Policy
By Samantha Jones I feel lucky to live in such an amazing spot. No, I’m not talking sand and surf—I’m talking science. There are few places in the country (or the world, actually) that can compete with what San Diego has to offer. From academic research and drug development to public events and science outreach … More Out and About in San Diego: Events for the Science Enthusiast
by Daniel Garcia We’re all familiar with the Nobel Prize, awarded to scientists, scholars, and thinkers who have made a major breakthrough or discovery. They are considered some of the most prestigious awards in the world and the pinnacle of scientific success. On the other end of the science award spectrum are the amusing and lesser-known … More From Nobel to Ignoble