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Principal investigator

Arkin

Michelle Arkin, PhD

Thomas William and Frederick John MacWilliam Distinguished Professor

Co-director, Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC)

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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415-514-4313

chemical biology, protein-protein interactions, screening, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, neglected diseases

Postdoctoral scholars

Andrew Ambrose, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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drug discovery, molecular biology, HTS assay development, neurodegenerative disease, chemical biology

Ziwen Jiang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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chemical biology, protein-protein interactions

Markella Konstantinidou, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
markella.konstantinidou@ucsf.edu

medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry, multicomponent reactions, drug design

Yu-Hsuan Kuo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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chemical biology, proteomics, protein-protein interactions

Graduate students

Chad Altobelli
CCB Graduate Student
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genetic disorders, protein-protein interactions, structural biology, medicinal chemistry

Marcus Chin, MPhil
PSPG Graduate Student
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high-throughput drug screening, Alzheimer’s disease, tau pathology

Dyana Kenanova
CCB Graduate Student
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protein-protein interactions, high throughput screening, metabolic disease, medicinal chemistry, and chemical biology
Holly Vickery
CCB Graduate Student
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chemical biology, high-throughput screening, cancer biology, protein-protein interactions
Johanna
Johanna Virta 
CCB Graduate Student 
Protein-protein interactions, protein degradation, chemical biology, molecular biology

Senior scientists

Greg Lee, PhD
Specialist, Biophysics
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structural biology, protein NMR, protein biophysics, protein dynamics, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions

Jeff Neitz, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, neurodegenerative disease, cancer

Amanda P
Amanda Paulson, PhD
Specialist, Informatics
computational biology, database management, drug-induced liver injury, early-stage drug discovery

Grace Pohan, MS
Assistant Specialist
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high-throughput screening, cell-based assay development, drug liver-induced injury, early stage drug discovery
Jez
Jezrael Lafuente Revalde, PhD
Specialist 
high-throughput screening, cell-based assay development, drug liver-induced injury, early stage drug discovery

Administrators

Ninwe Maraha, PhD
Laboratory Manager
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415-502-6464

 

Olson

Kazuko Olson
Administrative Officer
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415-514-4757

 

Former team members

Who

Formerly

Now

May H. Abdelaziz, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

Kenny Ang, PhD Specialist  
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Yuliya Birman Graduate Student Research Associate, Biodesy

Stacie Bulfer, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Senior Scientist, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Lawrence, KS

Paul Burroughs Staff Research Associate  
Sheng Chen, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  
Steven Chen Specialist GE
Julia Davies Senior Scientist  
Shubhankar Dutta, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  

Yao Fan, PhD

Specialist

Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim

Ken Hallenbeck Graduate Student Senior Scientific Researcher, Genentech

Frantz Jean-Francois, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Scientist II, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD

Auke Koops Graduate Student Intern  
Sarine Markossian, PhD Specialist  
Daniel Medina-Cleghorn, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, Nurix Therapeutics

Connie Merron

Specialist

Informatics Specialist, Recombinant Antibody Network, UCSF

Maxime van den Oetelaar Visitor Graduate  
Sam Pfaff, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, Prolynx
Annet Saris Graduate Student Intern  
Takeshi Shida, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  

Yinyan Tang, PhD

Specialist

Scientist, Nektar Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA

Nupur Verma, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar  
Chris Wilson, PhD Associate Directory  
Mengqi Zhong, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar Scientist, REVOLUTION Medicines