Janssen logo 185x185Janssen and UC San Diego Are Joining Forces to Fight Chagas Disease. Under the warm Southern California sun, a 15-minute walk helps bridge the gap between Big Pharma and Academia as two organizations are working together to help eradicate Chagas disease that, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, affects more than eight million people in Central America, Mexico and South America, and is making inroads into to the United States and other parts of the world.

McKerrow 2 185x185KPBS: Tropical Diseases In The Bullseye At UC San Diego Lab. There's not many laboratories that have 10 of the world's most notorious parasites. But the drug discovery lab at UC San Diego does. Lab director James McKerrow reaches into one of the lab’s incubators and takes out a flask of gold-colored liquid. You wouldn’t want to take sip!

TonyCardenas 185x185UC San Diego Health in the Community: Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) visited UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to learn about advancements in drug science and development. He views small parasites called schistosomes through a microscope and learns about the importance of robotics in pharmaceutical science from Dean James McKerrow, MD, PhD, from Skaggs.