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2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science: Arturo Alvarez-Buylla

By Kathryn Sill | | March 20, 2017

2017 Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science: Arturo Alvarez-Buylla

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, has been selected by his peers as the recipient of the 60th annual Faculty Research Lectureship (FRL) in Basic Science.

Dr. Alvarez-Buylla currently serves as the Heather and Melanie Muss Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco School of Medicine and a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. He presented on the history of his nearly 17 years at UCSF and the collaborations that have developed during that time.

The event took place on Wednesday, March 15 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at Genentech Hall on the Mission Bay campus. It was live simulcast, with a reception following outside Byers Auditorium. For those unable to attend or view live, the lecture was recorded and is available for viewing for up to one year after the event, through the Academic Senate website.

The FRL award began in 1957 as a way to honor an individual faculty member for an outstanding lifetime of basic science research endeavors. Nominations for the award are submitted to the Academic Senate Committee on Research (COR) and the Committee makes the final selection of the chosen recipient. It is the longest-running peer-nominated and -selected award given by UC San Francisco.

“It’s incredibly humbling to be nominated by my colleagues,” Dr. Alvarez-Buylla said. “This place has so many great people and many of the research accomplishments we have achieved is because of them.”