Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on Dec. 3, 1990

Lessons from a recent set of interactions around being a founder: Recently someone was telling me this is amazing and then starting to talk about what they want to do and how they want to found a company, and then...

“Hailing from France, I started as a Postdoc at UCSF 18 years ago. I now work at the Diabetes Center as a facility manager, and I also manage the Mouse Metabolism Core.

Class play is a traditional aspect of med school at UCSF in which second year medical students put on a play of sorts for first year medical students that highlight salient and usually-funny aspects of medical school culture. The part of this year’s play that everyone still speaks about all the time is video footage of staged patient encounters.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on Nov. 19, 1998.

The demonstrations against UCSF's hearing loss experiments on squirrel monkeys crossed into the domain of city government this week.

It is summer 2018, my family and I are at Disneyland, LA. We are at the gate at 7:00 am, the sun shines beautifully and gives us the good news that “it is going to be a hot day; enjoy the lines and rides!” I am thinking about how we are going to survive the day – since we plan to stay until late at night to watch the “Fantasmic show.”
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.