UCSF

Faculty

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Abate.

Adam Abate

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

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Abate Lab

Microfluidic technologies for ultrahigh-throughput single cell analysis

Ahituv.

Nadav Ahituv

Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

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Ahituv Lab

Deciphering the role of gene regulatory sequences in human biology and disease
Altschuler.

Steven Altschuler (he/him/his)

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]

Altschuler and Wu Labs

Systems pharmacology and quantitative cell biology for drug discovery in cancer, intestinal and neurodegenerative diseases

Baranzini.

Sergio Baranzini

Professor, Neurology

[email protected]

Baranzini Lab

Genetics, microbiome and bioinformatics

Brenner.

Steven Brenner

Professor, UC Berkeley; Adjunct Professor

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Computational Genomics Research Group

Phenotypic and clinical impacts of human genome variation, Regulation by alternative splicing, protein function prediction

Fred Chang (he/him/his)

Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

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Fred Chang Lab

Cell morphogenesis, regulation of cell shape and size, and cell mechanics

Bruce Conklin

Professor in Residence, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

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Conklin Lab

Signaling and functional genomics

Bill DeGrado (he/him/his)

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]

DeGrado Lab

Molecular design as an approach to understanding macromolecule structure and function

Joseph DeRisi

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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DeRisi Lab

Infectious disease, genomics

Tejal Desai (she/her/hers)

Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Physiology

[email protected]

Desai Lab

  • Micro and nanofabrication approaches to tissue engineering scaffold design
  • Implantable and oral drug delivery platforms
  • Surface modification for enhanced biorecognition, targeting, and biocompatibility

Shawn Douglas (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

[email protected]

Douglas Lab

Computer-aided design, method development, and applications of biomolecular nanotechnology

Dumont.

Sophie Dumont (she/her/hers)

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

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Dumont Lab

How cellular machines generate and respond to mechanical force to coordinate cell division; imaging and biophysical perturbations of cells

Hana El-Samad

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Computational biology/stochastic biological dynamics; modeling of biological systems

Floor.

Stephen Floor (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

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Floor Lab

Molecular, cell, and systems biology of RNA and its chaperones

Fraser.

James Fraser (he/him/his)

Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

[email protected]

Fraser Lab

Determining how engineering protein conformational ensembles change in response to chemical, physical, and genetic perturbations using structural, computational, and evolutionary approaches

Fung.

Jennifer Fung

Associate Professor In Residence, Ob/ Gyn CRS Division

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Fung Lab

Chromosome synapsis and recombination control during meiosis

Gartner.

Zev Gartner

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Gartner Lab

New methods for synthesizing and perturbing functional biological structures

Goodarzi.

Hani Goodarzi (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

[email protected]

Goodarzi Lab

Cancer systems biology and translational genomics

Grabe.

Michael Grabe

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Grabe Lab

Computational methods for understanding ion channel and transporter function

Gross.

Carol Gross

Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

[email protected]

Regulation of gene expression

Huang.

Bo Huang (he/him/his)

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]

Huang Lab

Using super-resolution optical microscopy to understand the molecular architecture inside a cell

Johnson.

Alexander (Sandy) Johnson

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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Johnson Lab

Yeast genetics and genomic

Jura.

Natalia Jura (she/her/hers)

Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

[email protected]

Jura Lab

Structure/function studies of proteins kinases and their signaling networks

Kampmann.

Martin Kampmann (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Kampmann Lab

Protein homeostasis in normal and disease states of human cells, in particular neurodegeneration. We integrate CRISPR-based functional genomics and bioinformatics with mechanistic biochemistry and biophysics to identify disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets.

Keiser.

Michael Keiser (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor, Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Keiser Lab

How small molecules perturb entire protein networks to achieve their therapeutic effects

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Kokel.

David Kokel

Assistant Professor, Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases

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High-throughput behavior based neuroactive drug discovery

Kortemme.

Tanja Kortemme (she/her/hers)

Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

[email protected]

Kortemme Lab

Computational biology, prediction and design of protein interactions and networks, synthetic biology

Krogan.

Nevan Krogan (he/him/his)

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

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Krogan Lab

Functional insights from genetic and physical interaction maps

Li.

Hao Li

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Li Lab

Computational genomics

Lim.

Wendell Lim

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

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Lim Lab

Cellular signaling systems

Madhani.

Hiten Madhani

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Madhani Lab

Signaling, chromatin, and infectious disease

Marshall.

Wallace Marshall

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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How cells count and measure

Mullins.

Dyche Mullins (he/him/his)

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

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Mullins Lab

Dynamics of structure of the cytoskeleton

Narlikar.

Geeta Narlikar

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Chromatin remodeling

Pollard.

Katie Pollard

Professor, Gladstone Institutes

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Pollard Lab

Comparative genomics, metagenomics, evolution, machine-learning, multivariate statistics

Poskanzer.

Kira Poskanzer (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

[email protected]

Poskanzer Lab

Physiology of astrocytes and neurons in cortical microcircuits

Sali.

Andrej Sali

Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

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Sali Lab

Computation grounded in the laws of physics and evolution to study the structure and function of proteins

Weinberger.

Leor Weinberger

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Director, Gladstone Center for Cell Circuitry

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Weinberger Lab

Single-cell imaging and mathematical modeling of fate-selection circuits

Weiner.

Orion Weiner

Professor in Residence, Cardiovascular Research Institute

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Weiner Lab

How cells generate polarity; cell migration; chemotaxis

Weissman.

Jonathan Weissman

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

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Weissman Lab

Mechanism of molecular chaperones and protein folding in vivo

Wells.

James Wells

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]

Wells Lab

Small molecule drug discovery; drug mechanisms as they relate to apoptosis and cancer

Wu.

Lani Wu (she/her/hers)

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

[email protected]

Altschuler and Wu Labs

Drug discovery, cancer drug resistance, neurodegeneration, high-throughput imaging, machine learning, organoid models of disease