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Lab News

David Julius awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

May 27, 2020
David Julius, PhD, has been awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for his foundational work describing the molecular machines that allow us to feel heat, cold, inflammation and related physical sensations. His research has opened up new avenues for the development of safe, targeted...

Dr. David Julius received the 49th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research

October 18, 2019
The 49th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research has been awarded to Ardem Patapoutian and David Julius for their fundamental and far-reaching studies of the molecular mechanisms of touch, temperature and pain.

The Department of Physiology Congratulates Dr. David Julius on Receiving the 2020 $3M Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

September 09, 2019
David Julius, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UC San Francisco, is a winner of the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

Laura Seeholzer selected as Helen Hay Whitney Fellow

July 18, 2018
Laura completed her graduate studies at Rockefeller University with Dr. Vanessa Ruta, where she discovered how evolutionary diversification of circuits in the fly brain can account for species-specific responses to pheromones. In the Julius lab, she will probe mechanisms of sensory signaling in the...

Nick Bellono starts his own lab at Harvard

July 18, 2018
Congratulations to former Julius lab fellow, Nick Bellono, who has recently relocated to Harvard University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. In his own lab, Nick will continue to explore unique mechanisms of sensory transduction in a variety of...

Yuan Gao receives Clements Award

July 18, 2018
Yet more cudos for Yuan Gao, former Julius and Cheng lab graduate student, who received the prestigious Clements Distinguished Thesis Award from the UCSF Biophysics Graduate Program, in recognition of his work describing cryo-EM structures of the TRPV1 ion channel in lipid nanodiscs. Yuan is now a...