The University of California, San Francisco was established in 1873 and has since become a world-renowned medical school and research institution. In fact, UCSF is the nation's top public recipient of research funding by the NIH. For decades, scientists and physicians at the university have pioneered the translation of scientific discovery into real-world treatments. Further driving progress, UCSF has teamed up with the Gladstone Institutes, known for their phenomenal biomedical research. UCSF is the birthplace of recombinant human insulin and prenatal tests for sickle cell disease and thalassemia, as well as the discovery of prions and the first successful in utero fetal surgery.
As a partner of the Innovative Genomics Institute, UCSF contributes an invaluable ability to use science to help humanity. UCSF's continued excellence in basic research and precision medicine set the stage for unprecedented progress in applying genomic engineering to human health and beyond.