CTB Department News


Sarah Knox featured on Saturday Night Stories, a UCSF podcast, Episode 3 "The Inspired - Discovering Cures Through the Wonders of Saliva"
November 21, 2020 / UCSF Saturday Night Stories podcast

Elizabeth Joyce Joins Haile T. Debas Academy
September 2020 / Learn More About the Academy

Sarah Knox project among those moving forward with new funding
July 14, 2020 / See UCSF Story

Diane Barber receives Excellence in Research Award from John Greene Society
May 26, 2020 / See UCSF Story 

Stephen Floor named Researcher of the Month by Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
January 17, 2020 / See UCSF Story


Julie Sneddon to join CTB as Assistant Professor in 2020. Welcome!
December 2019 / See website

Matthew Kutys to join CTB as Assistant Professor in 2020. Welcome!
November 2019 / See website

Chang Lab Cell Systems paper shows that increased protein concentrations stimulates cell resiliency and supergrowth
November 6, 2019 / See UCSF Story

Torsten Wittmann wins First Place at UCSF Sci-Resolution competition

May 29, 2019 / See announcement

Stephen Floor among top NIH funded projects in 2018

February 27, 2019 / See UCSF Story


Jeffrey van Haren (Wittmann Lab) wins first place for his presentation at the UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day
October 17, 2018 / See Spotlight Achievement

Floor Lab receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 2, 2018 / See NIH press releaserecipientsUCSF Story

Sophie Dumont receives the ASCB 2018 WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research 

July 5, 2018 / See ASCB article

Sophie Dumont receives the UCSF Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award

June 6, 2018 / See UCSF Story

Sarah Knox and Shingo Kajimura among School of Dentistry's top NIH funding recipients in 2017

March 6, 2018 / See UCSF Story

Stephen Floor receives the New Investigator Award from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Progam

February 2018 / See TRDRP website

Wittmann Lab Nature Cell Biology paper provides light-controlled tool to switch off proteins inside cells

January 26, 2018 / See UCSF Story


Kajimura Lab Nature Medicine paper rethinks how 'beige' fat cells burn calories

November 13, 2017 / See UCSF Story 

Shingo Kajimura receives JSPS Prize (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize)

July 2017 / See JSPS Prize Awardees

Andrei Goga named Dr. Arnold and Dianne Gazarian Presidential Chair

June 29, 2017 / See UCSF Story

UCSF news story features lab-grown organoids from the Bush and Knox Labs

June 7, 2017 / See UCSF Story

Carol Gross, Sarah Knox, and Shingo Kajimura among SOD's top NIH funding recipients in 2016

March 27, 2017 / See UCSF Story

Christina Hueschen from the Dumont Lab wins 1st prize at the UCSF Grad Slam.  She will now represent UCSF at the UC-wide Grad Slam on May 4, 2017

March 16, 2017 / See UCSF Story


Stephen Floor to join CTB as Assistant Professor in 2017. Welcome!

December 7, 2016

Goga Lab Nature Medicine paper on triple negative breast cancer identifies new drug target

October 24, 2016 / See UCSF Story

Sarah Knox featured in UCSF SOD Spotlight

September 1, 2016 / See UCSF Spotlight

Kajimura Lab Cell Metabolism paper shows that calorie-burning 'good' fat can be protected

August 25, 2016 / See UCSF Story

Pereira Lab work on Zika virus published in Cell Host & Microbe and featured in the New York Times

July 18, 2016 / See New York Times articleUCSF Story

Congratulations to CTB graduate students and postdocs who hold external fellowships funding their training. These include: 

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship: Svetlana Keylin (Kajimura Lab)
China Scholarship Council Graduate Fellowship: Qianqian Kang (Kajimura Lab)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: Alison May (Knox Lab)
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship: Mary Elting (Dumont Lab)
HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowship: Andrea Afonso Serra-Marques (Dumont Lab)
HHMI Gilliam Graduate FellowshipFrancesca Aloisio (Barber Lab)
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship: Takeshi Yoneshiro (Kajimura Lab)
LLHF Postdoctoral Fellowship: Kasaku Shinoda (Kajimura Lab)
Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipKenji Ikeda (Kajimura Lab)
NIH F31 Graduate Fellowship: Christina Hueschen (Dumont Lab), Terren Niethamer (Bush Lab), Koy Saeteurn (Derynck Lab)
NIH F32 Postdoctroal Fellowship: Jennifer Finley (Knox Lab), Alexandre Matov (Wittmann Lab), Audrey O'Neill (Bush Lab), Katie White (Barber Lab)
NIH F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award: Roman Camarda (Goga Lab)
NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award: Kosaku Shinoda (Kajimura Lab)
NSF Graduate Fellowship: Jonathan Kuhn (Dumont Lab), Alexandra Long (Dumont Lab), Terren Niethamer (Bush Lab), Pooja Suresh (Dumont Lab)
Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Postdoctoral FellowshipCarlos Henrique Gorssi Sponton (Kajimura Lab)
Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship: Julia Rohrberg (Goga Lab)
UALC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Andrew Beardsley (Goga Lab)

Fred Chang and Sophie Dumont are profiled in the Journal of Cell Biology this Spring

June 6, 2016 / See Fred's profile and Sophie's profile

Sophie Dumont is SOD's top NIH funding recipient in 2015

March 31, 2016 / See UCSF Story

Goga Lab Nature Medicine paper shows that triple-negative breast cancers depend on fat as fuel

March 7, 2016 / See UCSF Story

Sophie Dumont receives NSF CAREER award

January 7, 2016 / See website


Torsten Wittmann wins Judge's Grand Prize and Jeffrey van Haren (Wittmann Lab) wins Judges' Favorite Video at UCSF Sci-Resolution competition

October 26, 2015 / See announcement

Dumont Lab receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 6, 2015 / See NIH press releaserecipientsUCSF Story

Congrats to CTB students for being selected as UCSF Discovery Fellows: Brittany Anderton, Roman Camarda, Christina Hueschen, Jonathan Kuhn, Alexandra Long

See website

Sophie Dumont receives the Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award of the Biophysical Society

August 24, 2015 / See BPS press release

Professor Fred Chang and his lab will be joining CTB in January 2016. Welcome!

August 1, 2015 / See Chang Lab

Aimee Kao, Diane Barber (CTB), Matt Jacobson and Torsten Wittmann (CTB) receive Paul G. Allen Family Foundation award for Alzheimer's disease research

July 14, 2015 / See PGAFF press release, UCSF SOD website, UCSF website

Sarah Knox gives UCSF Discovery talk

May 30, 2015 / See video

NIH Director's blog highlights Wittmann Lab's "Life: Magnified" exhibit image and Nature Cell Biology paper

April 2, 2015 / See blog


Shingo Kajimura wins Helmholtz Young Investigator Diabetes (HeIDi) Award

October 15, 2014 / See website

Shingo Kajimura profiled in Nature

September 3, 2014 / See Nature website

Andrei Goga, Noelle L'Etoile and UCSF team receive NIH center award to study extracellular RNAs

January 9, 2014 / See UCSF press story


Shingo Kajimura receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

December 23, 2013 / See White House press release

NIH Director's blog highlights Kajimura Lab's recent Nature paper

November 12, 2013 / See blog

Diane Barber chosen as UCSF SOD 2013 Faculty Research Award Lecturer

October 10, 2013 / See website

Sophie Dumont elected Rita Allen Scholar

July 25, 2013 / See press release

Peter Sargent named Associate Dean for Research

July 8, 2013 / See website

Shingo Kajimura elected Pew Scholar

June 13, 2013 / See press release

Sophie Dumont elected Kimmel Scholar

May 10, 2013 / See press release

Sophie Dumont elected Searle Scholar

April 3, 2013 / See press release

Sophie Dumont elected Sloan Research Fellow

February 19, 2013 / See press release

Katja Brückner receives American Cancer Society Scholar Award

January 1, 2013 / See website


Diane Barber honored with UCSF Postdoc Association Mentorship Award

December 14, 2012 / See UCSF Postdoc Association website

Diane Barber elected AAAS Fellow

November 29, 2012 / Dr. Barber joins Cell & Tissue Biology faculty Carol Gross and Rik Derynck as AAAS Fellows

Randall Kramer chosen as UCSF SOD 2012 Faculty Research Award Lecturer

October 11, 2012 / See website

Andrei Goga receives Era of Hope Scholar Award

August 1, 2012 / See website

Andrei Goga receives Leukemia and Lymphoma Scholar Award

July 1, 2012 / See website

Noelle L'Etoile receives NSF EAGER Award

May 1, 2012 / See website