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.
Heather Christofk, PhD, co-leader of the UCLA Metabolomics Center and a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, is working to identify the proteins within cancer cells that are responsible for altered glucose metabolism. Learn more →
Dr. Hallem’s lab studies behavior by exposing worms to certain smells and determining whether they move toward or away from the source. By learning more about how parasites use olfaction to find their hosts, and how the parasitic brain transmits these signals, we can develop more effective treatments to combat these pathogens. Learn more →
Dr. Bensinger runs one of the only labs in the world that can assess, in real time, how a cell’s lipid manufacturing pipeline is performing. He has found that immune cells profoundly change their lipid composition during infection, and that this change in lipid architecture is critical to the immune system’s ability to protect individuals from infections. Learn more →