Principal investigator


Research interests

John Gross, PhD
Director, UCSF NMR Lab
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Protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions in the control of eukaryotic gene expression and HIV infection.

Lab team



Research interests & background

Jennifer Binning, PhD

Jennifer Binning, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Evolution of lentiviral accessory proteins

PhD, Iowa State University: Structural and functional studies of Ebola Virus ribonucleoproteins

Lily Burton

Lily Burton
Lab Manager, Research Technician
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Biochemical characterization of lentiviral Vif complexes

BA, University of California Berkeley

Xi Liu Photo

Xi Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Structural studies of host-virus protein interactions

PhD, Tsinghua University: Structural biology of cytokine and receptor complex

Joe Lobel

Joe Lobel
PhD student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)
[email protected]

Mechanisms of 5’-3’ mRNA decay

BA, Hamilton College, NY

Jeff Mugridge

Jeff Mugridge, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Structural mechanisms of mRNA quality control

PhD, UC Berkeley: Supramolecular host-guest interactions, dynamics, and structure

Jessica Peters

Jessica Peters, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Host-virus protein interactions

PhD, UC San Diego: Structural and functional studies of RNA splicing

Serena Sanulli

Serena Sanulli, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Chromatin dynamics and silencing

PhD, Institut Curie: Regulation of the PRC2 complex by cofactors

Ryan Tibble

Ryan Tibble
PhD student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)
[email protected]

Mechanisms of 5’-3’ mRNA decay

BA/MS, Dartmouth College: Structural and functional studies of kinesin-like proteins



Former lab members


Position, departure date

Now at

David Paquette

Graduate Student, 2017

Science Education and Policy Advocate

Mikhaela Arambulo

Research Technician, 2015

Med Student, University of Arkansas Medical School

Robin Aglietti

Graduate Student, 2014

Postdoc at Genentech

David Stanley

Graduate Student, 2013

Scientist at Codexis

Adam Steeves

Postdoc, 2013

Assistant Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

Dong Young Kim

Postdoc, 2013

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Eunju Kwon

Postdoc, 2013

Researcher, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Shilpa Marjou

Research Technician, 2013

Research Associate, Genentech

Stephen Floor

Graduate Student, 2011

Assistant Professor, UCSF

Linda Yen

Research Technician, 2011

UCLA ACCESS Graduate Program

Mark Borja

Graduate Student, 2011

Assistant Professor, Cal State East Bay

Brittnee Jones

Graduate Student, 2010

Fluidigm: Technical Field Support Specialist

Jeremy Mason-Herr

Research Technician, 2009

Senior Software Engineer at Ginkgo Bioworks

Jeremy Flinders

Postdoc, 2008

Postdoctoral Scholar, Genentech

Duc-Uy Quang-Dang

Research Technician, 2007

MD, Virginia Commonwealth; Residency, California Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco

Mandar Deshmukh

Postdoc, 2006

CCMB, Hyderabad, India

Yuko Oku

Research Technician, 2005

Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Graduate Program

All photos: Eliza