Our Research in the News



March 9, 2022 Multiple news outlets cover Ryan and Honglin's paper on ferroaddition in KRAS mutant cancers, including UC, and in the Daily Beast.  
November 27, 2020 Recent papers from our lab are featured on the cover of ACS Chemical Biology and as a Spotlight Feature in JACS. Congrats to Priya and Ying-Chu!
April 2, 2020 UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for the 40th straight year:  UCSF School of Pharmacy is once again tops in NIH funding in 2019, with our lab #2 in the School.  
June 12, 2018 2018: A Drug Odyssey: A nice feature article highlighting research in the School of Pharmacy, including the Renslo Lab.

March 29, 2018

Detailed Structure Illuminates Brain-enhancing Drug’s Action:
It was great fun to collaborate again with members of the Walter and Frost labs in defining the molecular mechanism of ISRIB. Remarkable molecule and pharmacology.

February 27, 2018

Koda-Kimble Seed Award Fuels Eight Original Research Projects:
Cliff is awarded a seed grant for his proposal to synthesize water-soluble vitamin analogs as screening compounds for the SMDC.

November 16, 2017

Finding a New Target to Treat Old Pains:
Adam and Dan Minor are awarded a Trailblazer Award.

March 3, 2017

Zebrafish-to-Patient Approach Speeds Search for Childhood Epilepsy Treatments:
Priya’s work on clemilogs in collaboration with Aliesha Griffin in Scott Baraban’s lab is described in a UCSF feature article.

December 12, 2016

New Targeted Chemotherapy Technology Proves Effective in Mice:
Ben’s paper on ferrous iron targeted drug delivery in mouse xenograft models is described in a UCSF feature article.

September 7, 2015

Slowing Prions with Small Molecules:
C&EN feature article about antiprion compounds includes a discussion of IND24, first synthesized by Alejandra in our lab.

November 4, 2013

Drugs Designed to Target Specific Forms of Iron Might Become Disease Fighters:
PNAS blogs about Sumit and Edgar’s paper describing ferrous iron dependent drug delivery in mouse malaria models.

October 16, 2013

Prions May Develop Drug Resistance: The Implications for Mad Cow, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:
Scientific American blogs about prion diseases and the small molecules IND24 and IND81, first synthesized in our lab.

July 9, 2013

Chemical Biology: Closing in on a new Treatment for Sleeping Sickness:
Jon and Mari’s paper on hypothemycin is featured in an eLife commentary.

May 28, 2013

Cell Biology: Less Translational Control, More Memory:
Paper describing ISRIB discovery and initial SAR is written up on eLife website.

March 3, 2011

Breaking Down the Barrier:
Alejandra’s paper describing 2-aminothiazole antiprion small molecules is covered in The Economist.