Something I always admired about my dad is his ability to talk at length on any subject. Even as I pursued my PhD, he would call me up to talk about an article he read on CRISPR or cancer therapy or he would email me links to journal articles he had read.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper Nov. 17, 1988. 

UC currently allows only opposite-sex couples who possess a marriage license to rent apartments in university-owned family housing.

When you’re five, everything’s a game. So why would this be any different? We were packing the last of our things to leave for good. I knew it, my mom knew it, and my uncle who was driving us to the airport knew it, but no one else knew, not even grandma.

UCSF Graduate Students are superheroes. They conceive of, develop, and perform ground-breaking science. But that alone is not enough.

From Oct. 23 to 25, the streets around the UCSF Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay campuses were transformed into rallies for the rights of front line workers.

“Trauma ruptures relationships,” Dr. Leigh Kimberg explained in her Keynote Address at the 18th Annual UCSF Interpersonal Violence Prevention Conference on Oct. 27.

The 11th annual Open Access Week was celebrated Oct. 22 to 28.

With scientific journals reaching ever higher profit margins, restricting access to research paid for by taxpayers, and double charging universities for subscriptions and publishing fees, it’s hard to find a scientist who loves our current publish

Victoria Turner is the third place winner in the Synapse Storytelling Contest science writing category. Category judge, SF Chronicle science writer Erin Allday, said “Eye Contact Can Be Overwhelming was also a fascinating topic.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Nov. 9, 2006. The GOP lost control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years during midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7.