Steven Chu, a professor of physics at Stanford University and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been chosen as the president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international nonprofit organization with a mission to “advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.”
New research reveals how three proteins help brain cells synchronize the release of chemical signals. A similar interaction may play a role in how cells secrete insulin and airway mucus, too.
The size of organs like our hearts, stomachs, and lungs are predetermined during development. But how does this happen? The cells that make up these organs have limited lifespans. How do our bodies ensure that, as old cells die off and new cells take their places, our organs don’t grow abnormally large or shrink away?
MCP faculty awarded for excellence in teaching and mentoring
Miriam Goodman, Maxence Nachury and James Nelson won awards for dedication to and excellence in graduate and medical education, patient care and teaching.
Researchers discover immune system's rules of engagement
A study led by researchers at the School of Medicine reveals how T cells, the immune system's foot soldiers, respond to an enormous number of potential health threats.
Liang Feng awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
Fellows are selected by an independent panel of senior scholars on the basis of their independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become leaders in their fields.
Thomas Südhof wins Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Thomas Südhof wins 2013 Lasker Award for discoveries concerning the molecular machinery and regulatory mechanisms that underlie the rapid release of neurotransmitters
Thomas C. Südhof wins the Lasker Award for discoveries concerning the molecular machinery and regulatory mechanism that underlie the rapid release of neurotransmitters.
Nobel laureate Steven Chu has returned to Stanford as professor of physics and molecular and cellular physiology
After four years as the secretary of energy, Nobel laureate Steven Chu is returning to Stanford University as a professor of physics and molecular and cellular physiology. He talks about his work in Washington and how he thinks science and technology can better guide public policy.
Brian Kobilka wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Brian Kobilka, MD, professor and chair of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on G-protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs.
Chris Garcia named to the National Academy of Sciences
The academy is an honorific society that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Researchers boost potency, reduce side effects of IL-2 protein used to treat cancer
Chris Garcia has generated a mutant version of the protein whose modified shape renders it substantially more potent than the natural protein while reducing its toxicity.
Brian Kobilka, solving the structure and workings of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Read full story: Nature 476, 387-390 (2011), News Feature, "Cell signalling: It's all about the structure"
For more than 20 years, Brian Kobilka worked to create a portrait of a key cell receptor. Sometimes, the slow, steady approach wins.