6th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science
Awarded to Dean Sheppard, MD
The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Dean Sheppard, M.D., as the recipient of the sixth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science. The lecture titled “Integrins as therapeutic targets: An ode to reductionism” will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus The event will be simulcast and a reception will follow.
Lecture Title: Integrins as therapeutic targets: An ode to reductionism
Date/Location: Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus
Live Simulcast: https://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/bc78a3f107884c998c14373e90368f001d
A world leader in integrin biology and pulmonary sciences translated to disease, Professor Sheppard has had a career spanning clinical studies on the effects of air pollutants and occupational chemicals on lung function and basic science oriented investigations of lung disease.
Dr. Sheppard initiated his research career in clinical studies on the effects of air pollutants and occupational chemicals on lung function. Specifically, he showed that short-term exposure of asthmatics to relatively low concentrations of sulfur dioxide cause marked and symptomatic bronchoconstriction.
Professor Sheppard soon embraced basic science oriented investigations of lung disease. His most notable contributions are in the area of integrin biology and have delineated the proteins involved in integrin pathways. Dr. Sheppard’s research demonstrates how discoveries in basic science can lead to important discoveries with relevance to multiple organs and a more fundamental understanding of the pathogenesis of disease development. He has applied these insights into the studies of three different types of lung diseases, including asthma and emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, and acute lung injury.
Dr. Sheppard is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep as well as Director of the Lung Biology Center. Dr. Sheppard received his M.D. from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, New York, in 1975. He joined UCSF in 1978. Colleagues praise Professor Sheppard’s dedication towards nurturing and mentoring junior faculty. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications.
Again, the Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture – Translational Science will be held in Byers Auditorium at the Mission Bay Campus on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. The event will also be available to view via live simulcast at senate.ucsf.edu. A link to the live simulcast will be available and disseminated the day before the event.