As Omicron wanes and UCSF opens up cautiously again (hopefully for the last time), an unexpected group of researchers are fighting to have their contributions over the course of the pandemic recognized.

The lab coat is a ubiquitous and essential element in every lab for the purposes of lab safety, and in the case of poorly insulated San Francisco buildings, a source of warmth for poor graduate students.

Grad student who successfully does 14-page genomic library sequencing protocol is unable to follow 3 ingredient, one-pot recipe.

Match McGregory’s “Excerpt from the Art of Amateur Sadness” debuts an unwritten anti- self-help book that lists the ways to remain unflinchingly sad.

I have made a terrible mistake. I’m writing this to you, the readers of UCSF Synapse, to warn you against making the same horrible error that I have made for the past four years.

Her palms were sweaty, knees weak, arms were heavy; was that vomit on her sweater already? Mom’s spaghetti?

The first time she saw that PubMed search, Aries Mandy could not believe her eyes.

Serves: 1 Thesis Committee

Time: 4-7 years


Just when you thought you had exhausted the quarantine home cookbook, here is a recipe you may have forgotten.

In a long-anticipated move, the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences has been awarded to Your Uncle on Facebook for his unrelenting efforts aimed towards denying the severity of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Countless studies have shown that holding up your experiments toward the light makes you seem ten times smarter than you actually are. What these studies don’t encompass however, is that these objects tend to revolve around lighter objects mostly

2020 has been a year of great turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With labs operating only at 50% capacity, many have been prompted to work from home.