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Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Faculty in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Group are drawn from several basic and clinical science departments at UCSF. Research within BMB emphasizes biochemical, proteomic, single-molecule and structural approaches to solve a broad range of problems in modern biology. Members of the BMB group, like those in the other three research groups in the Tetrad program, are highly interactive and collaborative. Indeed, a guiding principle of the program is to instill understanding and appreciation of the interactiveness and interrelatedness of diverse research approaches and experimental systems

First Name Last Namesort descending Research Title
David Agard Structure, Function, and Folding of Proteins, Chromosomes, and Centrosomes
Bassem Al-Sady Mechanisms of formation and fidelity of epigenetic elements
Steven Altschuler Systems biology and pharmacology
Raul Andino RNA Viruses, Replication, Pathogenesis and Control
Allan Balmain Mouse Models for the Study of Human Cancer Susceptibility and Cancer Progression
Katja Brückner Hematopoiesis and cell signaling
Andy Chang Mechanisms of oxygen and metabolic sensing
Fred Chang Regulation of Cell Size and Shape
Yifan Cheng Structural biology, cryoEM
Seemay Chou Structural and molecular basis of host-microbe interactions
Shaun Coughlin Signaling in Cardiovascular Biology
Charles Craik Chemical Biology of Proteases and Their Receptors
Joseph DeRisi Genomics and Infectious Disease
Shawn Douglas DNA nanotechnology
Hana El-Samad Systems Biology of Stress Responses
Pamela England Chemical Neurobiology: Ion Channel Structure-Function, Synaptic Plasticity
Robert Fletterick Nuclear receptors, transcription factors
Alan Frankel RNA-protein complexes
James Fraser Macromolecular structure and dynamics
Adam Frost Structural biology
Danica Galonić Fujimori Chromatin, Ribosome, Protein Quality Control
Jennifer Fung Chromosome Synapsis and Recombination Control During Meiosis
Zev Gartner Tissue structure and function
Andrei Goga Oncogene Signaling
Hani Goodarzi Cancer Systems Biology and Translational Genomics
Carol Gross Regulation of Gene Expression
John Gross Control of eukaryotic mRNA stability
Yuh Nung Jan Constructing the nervous system
Lily Jan Ion channels
Alexander (Sandy) Johnson Yeast Genetics and Genomics
Martin Kampmann The protein homeostasis network in normal and disease states of human cells
David Kokel High-throughput behavior-based neuroactive drug discovery
Thomas Kornberg Drosophila developmental genetics
Nevan Krogan Systems Biology
Hao Li Computational Genomics
Joachim Li Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA Replication
Wendell Lim Cell signaling; systems and synthetic biology
Wallace Marshall How Cells Count and Measure
Frank McCormick Ras genes and human cancer
Dan Minor Ion channel structure and chemical biology
JJ Miranda viral genome organization
David Morgan Protein Machines That Drive the Cell Cycle
Geeta Narlikar Mechanisms of Regulating Chromatin Structure and Function
Patrick O'Farrell Cell cycle control in development
Barbara Panning Stem Cell Epigenetics
Rushika Perera Reprogramming of cellular metabolic networks in cancer
Oren Rosenberg Molecular pathogenesis of bacteria
Davide Ruggero How translational control shapes the proteome in normal and cancer cells
Bjoern Schwer Research Title: DNA repair and genome stability
Yin Shen Functional genomics and gene regulation
Kevan Shokat Development of Novel Tools to Study Signal Transduction
Robert Stroud Cellular Signaling and Molecular Mechanisms
Jack Taunton Actin/Membrane Dynamics and Chemical Proteomics
Thea Tlsty Communal-cell interactions in cancer, genetics, epigenetics
Peter Turnbaugh Impact of the human gut microbiome on pharmacology
Ron Vale Molecular Motors
Peter Walter Mechanisms of Organelle Homeostasis
Leor Weinberger How viruses (and cells) make decisions
Orion Weiner Cell polarity and migration
Jonathan Weissman Protein folding, functional genomics
Lani Wu Systems biology and pharmacology
Keith Yamamoto Signal Transduction and Transcriptional Regulation