Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, a UCSF postdoc alum, was recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame at a May 4 ceremony held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Bertozzi, who did her postdoc with Steven Rosen at UCSF in the early 1990s, is being honored for inventing the field of bioorthogonal chemistry, which allows researchers to chemically modify molecules within living systems.
Warmest congratulations to Dr. Jin Kim for winning the first ever Postdoc Slam at UCSF, and to Dr. Navneet Matharu, runner-up, who was also selected as the "people's choice" winner by the audience present at the live Postdoc Slam event at Mission Bay on September 22. Kim's winning talk was entitled "Promoting Smoking Cessation by Addressing Food Insecurity," and Matharu's was "How to Balance your Satiety: From Sim(1) to Slim."
The Office for Postdoctoral Scholars is pleased to announce the finalists for the first-ever Postdoc Slam competition at UC San Francisco. Postdoc Slam is based on the popular “Grad Slam” contest for graduate students, which is now held at all ten campuses across the UC system. The contest challenges postdocs to present a compelling presentation of their research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-scientists – will understand.
UCSF Gathering Showcases Postdoc Research, Addresses Futures
By Mitzi Baker
Paul Ekman, PhD, best known for his work making sense of nonverbal behavior, emphasized the importance of his postdoctoral training at UC San Francisco as a “critical launching pad” for his later work that has included working on a Pixar movie and collaborating with the Dalai Lama.