Adam Abate

arabate@gmail.com

Assistant Professor, BTS

Research summary: Microfluidic technologies for ultrahigh-throughput single cell analysis

https://sites.google.com/site/abatelab/contact/adam-r-abate

David Agard

David Agard

agard@msg.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Structure, function, and folding of proteins, chromosomes, and centrosomes

http://www.msg.ucsf.edu/agard

Bassem Al-Sady

Bassem Al-Sady

he/him/his

bassem.al-sady@ucsf.edu

Asst Professor in Residence

Research summary: Mechanisms of formation and maintenance of epigenetic elements

Mentorship:
3/2019 Promoting Student Mental Health
4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)
6/2019 Implicit Bias Workshop
Initiated the faculty peer-to-peer raining effort of the Thesis Mentor Development Program

https://al-sadylab.ucsf.edu/

Steven Altschuler

Steven Altschuler

he/him/his

steven.altschuler@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmceutical Chemistry

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

Mentorship:
4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) with Sharon Milgram

http://www.AltschulerWuLab.org

Michelle Arkin

Michelle Arkin

michelle.arkin@ucsf.edu

Professor in Residence, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Chemical biology of protein-protein interactions and small-molecule drug discovery using biophysical and biological approaches

Mentorship:
4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) with Sharon Milgram
9/2020 DEI Champion Training

http://pharm.ucsf.edu/arkin

Daniele Canzio

Daniele Canzio

he/him/his

Daniele.Canzio@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor in Residence, Neurology

Research summary: Transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms generating neural cell-surface diversity

https://canziolab.ucsf.edu/

Fred Chang

Fred Chang

he/him/his

fred.chang@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

Research summary: Cell morphogenesis, regulation of cell shape and size, and cell mechanics

Mentorship:
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab, Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

http://fredchanglab.ucsf.edu/

Yifan Cheng

Yifan Cheng

ycheng@ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Using molecular electron microscopy as a tool, we are interested in the structural and functional characterizations of macromolecules assemblies, including endocytotic machinery, clathrin coated vesicles, and protein degradation machinery, proteasome.

http://cryoem.ucsf.edu

Seemay Chou

Seemay Chou

seemay.chou@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Structural and mechanistic basis of host-microbe interactions

www.choulab.com

Roger Cooke

Roger Cooke

cooke@cgl.ucsf.edu

Professor In Residence, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Motility of motor proteins, myosin and kinesin; muscle physiology, muscle fatigue.

Charles Craik

Charles Craik

he/him/his

charles.craik@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Protein engineering, mutagenesis, heterologous gene expression, enzyme mechanisms and inhibitor design.

Mentorship:
12/2019 ACRA: Setting Training Expectations for Trainees on the Academic Career Track

http://www.craiklab.ucsf.edu/

Bill DeGrado

Bill DeGrado

he/him/his

william.degrado@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Molecular design as an approach to understanding macromolecule structure and function.

Mentorship:
2019 NSF Application Training Leader

http://www.degradolab.org/

Joseph DeRisi

Joseph DeRisi

joe@derisilab.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Infectious Disease, Genomics

http://derisilab.ucsf.edu/

Tejal Desai

Tejal Desai

she/her/hers

tejal.desai@ucsf.edu

Professor, Physiology

Research summary: Micro and nanofabrication approaches to tissue engineering scaffold design; implantable and oral drug delivery platforms; Surface modification for enhanced biorecognition, targeting, and biocompatibility.

Mentorship:
12/2019 ACRA: Setting Training Expectations for Trainees on the Academic Career Track

http://bts.ucsf.edu/desai/

Shawn Douglas

Shawn Douglas

he/him/his

shawn.douglas@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

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

Mentorship:
5/2020 Effective Strategies for Individual Development Plans Workshop

http://bionano.ucsf.edu/

Sophie Dumont

Sophie Dumont

she/her/hers

sophie.dumont@ucsf.edu

Associate Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

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

Mentorship:
2018 UCSF Outstanding Faculty Mentorship Award
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
5/2020 Faculty - Grad Division Task Force #1 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
6/2020 Biophysics Graduate Program Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Working Group
6/2020 UCSF Science Action Network for Equity (SANE)
8/2020 Tetrad Graduate Program Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee
9/2020 Biophysics Rotation Advice Workshop organizer
9/2020 DEI Champions Training

http://dumontlab.ucsf.edu/

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

he/him/his

robert.edwards@ucsf.edu

Professor, Neurology

Research summary: Molecular analysis of neurotransmitter release; biophysical methods to study mechanisms underlying active transport.

http://keck.ucsf.edu/neurograd/faculty/edwards.html

Hana El-Samad

Hana El-Samad

helsamad@gmail.com

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Computational biology/stochastic biological dynamics; modeling of biological systems

Mentorship:
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty

http://biochemistry.ucsf.edu/~elsamad/

Pamela England

Pamela England

pamela.england@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Ion channel structure-function, synaptic plasticity.

Mentorship:
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab

http://englandlab.ucsf.edu/

Stephen Floor

Stephen Floor

he/him/his

stephen.floor@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

Research summary: Molecular, cell, and systems biology of RNA and its chaperones

Mentorship:
2/2019 Inclusive Mentoring Practices Workshop
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab, Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)
11/2019 Co-Chair, Inequality in Science Retreat Session
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty
5/2020 Effective Strategies for Individual Development Plans Workshop
Chair, Communicating Expectations Training Working Group

floorlab.org

Alan Frankel

Alan Frankel

frankel@cgl.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Assembly and function of RNA-protein complexes; structure and mechanisms of HIV Tat and Rev; HIV-host protein interactions

Mentorship:
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab

http://biochemistry.ucsf.edu/labs/frankel/

James Fraser

James Fraser

he/him/his

jfraser@fraserlab.com

Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

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

Mentorship:
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
4/2019 DEI Champions Training
3/2020 Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion
6/2020 QBC Diversity Workshop Leader, DEI Bookclub Moderator

http://www.fraserlab.com/

Adam Frost

Adam Frost

he/him/his

adam.frost@ucsf.edu

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Structure and Function of Cellular Machines.

Mentorship:
Spring 2017 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentor-Mentee Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab

http://frostlab.org/

Jennifer Fung

Jennifer Fung

jennifer.fung@ucsf.edu

Associate Professor In Residence, Ob/ Gyn CRS Division

Research summary: Chromosome Segregation in Meiosis

http://funglab.ucsf.edu/

Danica Galonic Fujimori

Danica Galonic Fujimori

she/her/hers

danica.fujimori@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Chemical Approaches to Investigate Enzymatic Function

Mentorship:
3/2020 Promoting Students' Mental Health
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic

http://fujimorilab.ucsf.edu

Zev Gartner

Zev Gartner

zev.gartner@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: New methods for synthesizing and perturbing functional biological structures

Mentorship:
NSF GRFP Workshop Leader
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab
12/2019 ACRA: Setting Training Expectations for Trainees on the Academic Career Track

http://www.gartnerlab.ucsf.edu/

Hani Goodarzi

Hani Goodarzi

he/him/his

hani.goodarzi@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Cancer Systems Biology and Translational Genomics

Mentorship: 4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab

http://goodarzilab.ucsf.edu/

Michael Grabe

Michael Grabe

michael.grabe@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Computational methods for understanding ion channel and transporter function

http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~grabe/

Carol Gross

Carol Gross

cgrossucsf@gmail.com

Professor, Cell & Tissue Biology

Research summary: Regulation of gene expression.

http://carolgrosslab.ucsf.edu/gross/index.html

John Gross

John Gross

he/him/his

jdgross@cgl.ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Structural biology and mechanism of gene specific translation control; RNA turnover; macromolecular NMR spectroscopy.

Mentorship:
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
3/2020 Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty

http://www.grosslab.ucsf.edu/

Bo Huang

Bo Huang

he/him/his

bo.huang@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Using super-resolution optical microscopy to understand the molecular architecture inside a cell.

Mentorship: 4/2020 Effective Strategies for Individual Development Plans Workshop

http://huanglab.ucsf.edu

Matthew Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson

matt.jacobson@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Fundamental principles of physical chemistry and biological applications specifically modeling proteins and protein-ligand complexes using physics-based methods

http://francisco.compbio.ucsf.edu/~jacobson/

Lily Jan

Lily Jan

lily.jan@ucsf.edu

Professor, Physiology & Howard Hughes

Research summary: Structure-function studies of potassium channels in mammalian heart and hippocampus.

http://www.ucsf.edu/jan

David Julius

David Julius

david.julius@ucsf.edu

Professor, Physiology

Research summary: The Molecular Biology of Nociception and Pain

http://physio.ucsf.edu/julius/

Natalia Jura

Natalia Jura

she/her/hers

natalia.jura@ucsf.edu

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

Research summary: Structure/function studies of proteins kinases and their signaling networks

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~jura

Martin Kampmann

Martin Kampmann

he/him/his

martin.kampmann@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

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

Mentorship:
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic
6/2020 Tools and Tips for Virtual Learning

http://kampmannlab.ucsf.edu

Yuriy Kirichok

Yuriy Kirichok

yuriy.kirichok@ucsf.edu

Professor, Physiology

Research summary: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics of Mitochondrial Membranes; Mitochondrial Ion Channels and Transporters

https://kirichoklab.ucsf.edu/

Tanja Kortemme

Tanja Kortemme

she/her/hers

kortemme@cgl.ucsf.edu

Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

Research summary: Computational biology, prediction and design of protein interactions and networks, synthetic biology

Mentorship:
4/2019 Acknowledging and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions
Inherent in the Research Lab
4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)
12/2019 ACRA: Setting Training Expectations for Trainees on the Academic Career Track
4/2020 Effective Strategies for IDPs
4/2020 Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty

http://kortemmelab.ucsf.edu/

Nevan Krogan

Nevan Krogan

he/him/his

nevan.krogan@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Functional Insights from Genetic and Physical Interaction Maps

http://kroganlab.ucsf.edu

Hao Li

Hao Li

haoli@genome.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Bioinformatics, genome sequence analysis, gene regulation

http://mobydick.ucsf.edu/~haoli/

Wendell Lim

Wendell Lim

wendell.lim@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Design principles of cellular signaling systems

http://limlab.ucsf.edu/

Hiten Madhani

Hiten Madhani

hitenmadhani@gmail.com

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: (1) Silencing of transposons and repeats by chromatin and RNAi; (2) fungal pathogenesis

http://madhanilab.ucsf.edu

Aashish Manglik

Aashish Manglik

he/him/his

aashish.manglik@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Pharmceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Molecular basis of transmembrane signaling using integrative techniques in structural biology, biophysics, pharmacology, and protein engineering.

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

www.mangliklab.com

Wallace Marshall

Wallace Marshall

wallace.ucsf@gmail.com

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: How the three-dimensional geometry of cells can be generated from the one-dimensional genome. Engineering and physical principles that underlie cellular morphogenesis.

http://marshalllab.ucsf.edu/wallace_marshall.html

Susan Miller

Susan Miller

she/her/hers

susan.millerphd@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Enzyme mechanisms emphasizing redox systems, protein-protein interactions and structure-function relationships of mechanisms of regulation and catalysis.

http://pharmchem.ucsf.edu/faculty/bios/smiller.html

Daniel Minor

Daniel Minor

daniel.minor@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Research summary: Molecular Basis of electrical signalling; Ion channel structure, function, and modulation. Membrane protein structure.

http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu/~dminor/

Dyche Mullins

Dyche Mullins

he/him/his

dyche@mullinslab.ucsf.edu

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Cellular signaling systems controlling the three-dimensional organization of the actin cytoskeleton.

http://mullinslab.ucsf.edu/

Geeta Narlikar

Geeta Narlikar

geeta.narlikar@ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Chromatin Remodeling

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

http://biochemistry.ucsf.edu/labs/narlikar/

Kira Poskanzer

Kira Poskanzer

she/her/hers

kira.poskanzer@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Physiology of astrocytes and neurons in cortical microcircuits

http://kiraposkanzerlab.org/

Oren Rosenberg

Oren Rosenberg

he/him/his

oren.rosenberg@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research summary: We study the structure and function of bacterial pathogenesis using a multidisciplinary approach that includes structural biology, biophysics and bacterial genetics.

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

rosenberg.ucsf.edu

Andrej Sali

Andrej Sali

sali@salilab.org

Professor, Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences

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

http://www.salilab.org/

Brian Shoichet

Brian Shoichet

bshoichet@gmail.com

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Molecular docking, structure-based inhibitor discovery, beta-lactamase activity-stability-evolution, and crystallography.

Mentorship:
4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)
4/2019 NIH-Mandated and directed 3 hr diversity training workshop
2019 NSF Application Training Leader

http://shoichetlab.compbio.ucsf.edu

Kevan Shokat

Kevan Shokat

he/him/his

kevan.shokat@ucsf.edu

Professor & Dept. Chair, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Development of Novel Tools to Study Signal Transduction

Mentorship:
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab

http://shokatlab.ucsf.edu/

Xiaokun Shu

Xiaokun Shu

he/him/his

xiaokun.shu@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Cardiovascular Research Institute

Research summary: Protein engineering, reporter design, drug discovery, cellular and animal imaging, protein liquid-liquid phase separation, visualizing subcellular processes and enzyme activities such as protease, kinase and small GTPase.

Mentorship:
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab

http://shulab.ucsf.edu/

Dan Southworth

Dan Southworth

daniel.southworth@ucsf.edu

Associate Professor, Institute for Neurodegenearative Diseases

Research summary: Cryo-electron microscopy and the structure/function of molecular chaperones and AAA+ proteins involved in protein quality control and cell signaling

Robert Stroud

Robert Stroud

stroud@msg.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Structure and function of cell-surface receptors; communication between macromolecules; mechanisms of transmembrane signaling; drug design.

http://www.msg.ucsf.edu/stroud/

Ron Vale

Ron Vale

Ron.Vale@ucsf.edu

Professor and Chair, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Mechanism of microtubule-based motor proteins.

http://valelab.ucsf.edu

Peter Walter

Peter Walter

he/him/his

walter@cgl.ucsf.edu

Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research summary: Protein sorting and organelle biogenesis.

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

http://walterlab.ucsf.edu/

Lei Wang

Lei Wang

he/him/his

lei.wang2@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry & the Cardiovascular Research Institute

Research summary: Design and genetically encode unnatural amino acids for in vivo investigation of cellular signaling and for the development of new biotherapeutics.

Mentorship:
11/2019 Equity and Inclusion in the Lab

https://pharm.ucsf.edu/wang

Leor Weinberger

Leor Weinberger

leor.weinberger@gladstone.ucsf.edu

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

Research summary: Single-cell imaging & mathematical modeling of fate-selection circuits

http://weinbergerlab.ucsf.edu/

Orion Weiner

Orion Weiner

orion.weiner@ucsf.edu

Professor in Residence, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Research summary: How cells generate polarity; cell migration; chemotaxis.

http://weinerlab.com

Jonathan Weissman

Jonathan Weissman

jonathan.weissman@ucsf.edu

Professor, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology

Research summary: Mechanism of molecular chaperones and protein folding in vivo.

http://weissmanlab.ucsf.edu/

James Wells

James Wells

jim.wells@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Research summary: Small molecule drug discovery; drug mechanisms as they relate to apoptosis and cancer.

Mentorship:
3/2020 Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion

http://wellslab.ucsf.edu/

Allison Williams

Allison Williams

allison.williams@ucsf.edu

Assistant Professor

Research summary: Bacterial cell wall nanomachines

Lani Wu

Lani Wu

she/her/hers

lani.wu@ucsf.edu

Professor, Pharmceutical Chemistry

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

Mentorship: 4/2019 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

http://www.altschulerwulab.org