From Curiosity to Cure

Each year the Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine holds a Leadership Retreat to focus the attention of the institution’s most senior leaders on an important and timely issue. In January of this year, the focus of the retreat was on fundamental discovery science at UCSF. Tiffany was excited to be among the reserach faculty selected to present their research motivations and goals to SOM senior leadership in the form of a short TED-like talk. After the retreat these short talks were filmed for wider distripbution. Check out Tiffany's talk here. 

“In my lab, we want to understand how we distinguish microbial friend from foe. What are the cues that different bacteria provide, and how are these sensed by our immune system, such that in a healthy individual we can easily distinguish the two and mount distinct responses?”