Among the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's students, faculty and alumni are some of the most recognized and decorated individuals in the medical and research communities. The relentless UCLA appetite for success has become a tradition and legacy. And it sets an example for future generations of scientists and physicians.
Ming Guo, MD, PhD, UCLA Neuroscience
Dr. Guo’s lab studies neurodegenerative diseases (including AD, PD, FTD, and myopathy) and regeneration. She uses models of these diseases and patient cells to identify the underlying causes of neurodegeneration in order to develop effective treatments.
Larry Zipursky, PhD, UCLA Neuroscience
Every thought, behavior and feeling we have is a result of how the cells in our brain are wired. With nearly 100-billion neurons and 100-trillion connections between them, the human brain is an extraordinary mystery and one of the greatest challenges in medicine.
Leonid Kruglyak, PhD, Chair, Department of Human Genetics
Leonid Kruglyak, PhD, is a UCLA scientist whose creative and agile approach is lighting the path from genomes to traits. The vast majority of traits – from height to schizophrenia to cancer predisposition – are determined by a constellation of thousands of genetic variations.
Mark Frye, PhD, UCLA Neuroscience
Mark Frye’s research is shedding light on the brain’s astonishing skills of perception. Combining tools from biology and engineering, like genetics, brain imaging and virtual reality simulators for fruit flies, Frye is investigating how the brain perceives the world while it’s doing it.
The mission of UCLA Neuroscience is to develop and foster visible concentrations of excellence in basic and interdisciplinary neuroscience at UCLA.
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The mission of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is to improve health and healthcare by creating world leaders in health and science. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is one of the premier research and educational institutions in the nation. Our dedicated faculty is committed to providing excellence in teaching our trainees who are pursuing their careers in medicine and in the biomedical sciences. Our research scientists regularly make important new advances that benefit patients, worldwide, and society, in general.
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