Founded in 2014 to provide a social community and professional space for LGBTQA scientists, the Graduate Queer Alliance (GQA) is a new organization for LGBTQ and allied graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at UCSF.

Right now, you are probably overwhelmed by the frantic bustle of returning to school, wondering where your next classroom is, looking for a study buddy and watching any savings you have evaporate in rental or textbook costs.

New students and postdocs were welcomed to campus on Koret Quad with free food, a raffle with tempting prizes and a chance to mix with people from the UCSF community.

Sam Hawgood, MBBS, was confirmed in July as UCSF’s 10th chancellor.

Last week’s TED MED convention, the first in the Bay Area, promised to “unlock imagination” through innovation and scientific excellence.  A subset of the widely known TED Talks, TED MED invites scientists, clinicians, and innovators in medicine a

This year, for the first time, the UCSF School of Medicine is including on its secondary application optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Three Minute Thesis and Bay Area Science Fair logos


The Graduate Division is pleased to announce its first-ever Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, with a top prize of $3,000.


In 1999, the UCSF Synapse published a short article about the continued efforts to repatriate the remains of Ishi, who spent the last years of his life on the Parnassus campus before dying in 1916.

President Janet Napolitano sent a message on Tuesday to the University of California community expressing her shock over the “horrific rampage near UC Santa Barbara this past Friday night that took the lives of six of our students and injured nine

Many people associate Memorial Day with a long weekend to party and vacation, drink alcohol and celebrate the approaching summer.