OCS students Karin Shamardani and Luke Lucido pass qualifying exams

November 01, 2023
Congratulations to OCS DDS; PhD students Karin Shamardani and Luke Lucido on passing their qualification exams and advancing to candidacy! Karin Sharmardani has a project looking at interactions between EPHRIN-B and SHROOM pathway proteins, and Luke Lucido is looking at nasal pit morphogenesis and...

Bush lab trainees win UCSF RCED presentation awards!

November 01, 2023
Congratulations to Luke Lucido on winning second place in the student presentation competition for his talk at UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day, and to Camilla Teng for her first prize in the post-doctoral category!

Luke Lucido is awarded the AADOCR Student Research Fellowship

April 26, 2023
Congratulations go to Luke Lucido for winning the prestigious AADOCR Student research fellowship, which supports dental students in persuing a career in oral health research. Other UCSF awardees include Byron Zhao, Michelle Nguyen, David Sung, and Shahrzad Sadeghi.  

Congratulations to Post-doc Yoon-Gu Jang on winning top poster prize at the SCGDB

September 27, 2022
Congratulations to post-doctoral fellow, Yoon-Gu Jang, who won first prize at the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental  Biology annual meeting for his poster, entitled "Functional interrogation of a TGDS variant in the pathogenesis of Catel-Manzke syndrome".

Postdocs wanted!

August 22, 2022
A funded postdoctoral position studying mammalian morphogenesis is available in the Bush lab at UCSF ( Our dynamic and supportive team focuses on understanding basic mechanisms of signaling control of mammalian morphogenesis and how this control is disrupted in structural anomalies...

First authors Teng Teng and Camilla Teng publish paper on tissue fusion

May 14, 2022
Congratulations go to post-doctoral fellows Teng Teng and Camilla Teng, who are co-first authors on a new paper on secondary palate fusion published in the journal Development.

Bush lab receives an R35 SOAR award from NIDCR

April 14, 2022
The Bush lab has been awarded the prestigious "Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research" (SOAR) R35 award fro

Ace Lewis publishes first-author paper on trachea development in Cell Reports

March 14, 2022
A new publication in Cell Reports from first-author Ace Lewis focuses on how the trachea and esophagus separate during mammalian embryonic developmen

Lab Alumna Akela Kuwahara awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award

January 14, 2022
A huge congratulations goes to lab and UCSF DSCB program alumna Akela Kuwahara, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to enable her to work as a visiting professor at Ilia State University in Tbilisi Georgia where she is teaching NGS and bioinformatics methods and developmental biology.

The lab is awarded the Marylou Buyse Excellence in Craniofacial Research award

October 18, 2021
In recognition of the lab's "outstanding contributions to the craniofacial sciences" it was awarded the "Marylou Buyse Distinguished Scientist in Craniofacial Research Award" from the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology.