News

2023

Mary Rolfes receives the 2023 Tauen Chang Outstanding Junior Member Award from the Child Neurology Society

At the American of Academy of Neurology annual meeting, Martineau Louine receives an AAN Clinical Research Training Scholarship, and John Pluvinage receives the S. Weir Mitchell Award for basic research in neuroscience by physicians in clinical neurology training programs

Debanjana Chakravarty is awarded the Best Young Investigator Poster Presentation Award at the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) annual meeting

2022

Sasha Gupta received a Poster Award at the American Neurological Association's Annual Meeting for her work on CD19 CAR-T cells to treat a mouse model of MS

Gavin Sowa was selected to give a presentation on autoantibody profiling in MS at the ECTRIMS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam

Chris Bartley finished his postdoctoral fellowship and became Chief of the Translational Immunopsychiatry Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health

2021

Melody Lun is awarded the Pediatric Scientist Development Program fellowship

Three California teens developed severe psychiatric symptoms after COVID. SF Chronicle, UCSF, Neurology Today

Your Immune System Could Turn COVID-19 Deadly

Weill Neurohub funds a multi-center collaboration to use CRISPR genome and epigenome engineering to generate novel cellular immunotherapies for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

FNIH Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain Award to Christopher Bartley

2020

Researchers Connect Spinal Fluid Autoantibodies to Neurological Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients

Virus Versus Virus: ‘ReScan’ Antibody Test is a Powerful New Tool

Immune Cells in Spinal Fluid of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Identified as Likely Disease Drivers

Prashanth Ramachandran receives the Henry Newman Award from the SF Neurological Society for the best study dealing with clinical neurology.

2019

Enterovirus antibody detection in cerebrospinal fluid of children with acute flaccid myelitis. New York Times, SF Chronicle, Science news. 

Christopher Bartley named a 2019 Hanna Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Rare disease discovery: Antibodies fighting cancer go on to attack brain. SF Chronicle.

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

Superfast Gene Sequencing Helps Diagnose Critically Ill Patients

Prashanth Ramachandran awarded an American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Scholarship

Christopher Bartley awarded a UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds Trainee Research Award

Sasha Gupta awarded a National Multiple Sclerosis Society-American Brain Foundation MS Clinician-Scientist Development Award

Christopher Bartley awarded an A.P. Giannini Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship

2018

MD/PhD rotation student Kristoffer Leon presents his abstract at the AAN's 2018 Contemporary Clinical Issues Plenary Session

Robbie and the DNA Detectives. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Genomics of Neuroinflammation Podcast

UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics Announced

Brain-Invading Tapeworm That Eluded Doctors Spotted by New DNA Test. Scientific American.

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis awarded to Ryan Schubert

2017 and earlier

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Announces Innovation, Scholar Awards

Sequencing goes deep to find rubella in uveitis patient. College of American Pathologists (CAP) Today.

Metagenomic Deep Sequencing for Uveitis Enhances Traditional Diagnostic Testing. The Rheumatologist.

Marcus Program in Precision Medicine Innovation Awards

Clinicial-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis awarded to Ariele Greenfield 

Next-Gen Genomic Tests Identify Brain-Eating Amoeba

New Center Will Advance Life-Saving Genome-Based Diagnostic Tools

In a First, Test of DNA Finds Root of Illness. New York Times.

Faster DNA Sleuthing Saves Critically Ill Boy