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Putting basic scientists and clinicians together should ultimately lead to treatments and cures.
“We can push the translational research envelope further than anywhere in the United States, bringing discovery faster to the patient,” says Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, associate dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and professor and chair of the Department of Urology.
In other fields of endeavor, engineers build models to determine whether a circuit will work or how well an airplane will fly.
At QB3, scientists emulate those models, hoping that by understanding the design principles of biology, they will be able to develop cells and microorganisms that provide unique resources such as drugs or biofuels.
Along the shores of San Francisco Bay, just south of AT&T Park, a long-underused swath of land began to realize a potential greater than anything the city could have imagined when, in 2003, UCSF opened Genentech Hall, the first building on its Mission Bay campus.
Over the past decade, UCSF Mission Bay has bloomed into a vibrant and vital campus and biotechnology hub, where academia and industry come together for cutting-edge, lifesaving research.
The campus is immediately surrounded by a growing and collaborative ecosystem of more than 50 bioscience startups, nine established pharmaceutical and biotech companies, 10 venture capital firms, and scientific leaders such as the J.
David Gladstone Institutes, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and the Veterans Affairs research center, all of which are affiliated with UCSF.
The art collection at UCSF Mission Bay is named in honor of J.
In less than a decade, a number of remarkable facilities and programs have come together at UCSF Mission Bay, including: ™.
In just a few years, many of UCSF’s most brilliant researchers set up shop in sparkling, new labs at UCSF Mission Bay, with state-of-the-art equipment making possible all sorts of new discoveries.
QB3 scientists follow eight major research themes, from chemical biology to synthetic biology, and from harvesting the information in genomes to developing biomaterials and stem cells.
At the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, research teams delve into three primary areas: laboratory research into the causes and events related to cancer’s progression; clinical research to translate new knowledge into viable treatments; and population research that can lead to prevention, early detection and quality-of-life improvement for those living with cancer.