Faculty

All of the faculty associated with the BMS graduate program are listed below. Click on a faculty name to view a detailed description of an individual research program, contact information, recent publications and links to other relevant websites. Each of our faculty is associated with one or more of our eight thematic areas; click on the thematic area name listed by each of our faculty to read more about the research going on in that area, and to view a list of all faculty associated with that thematic area.
 

Julie Sneddon, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
The niche in pancreatic development and disease
Mentorship Development: 

12/19/19    ACRA: Setting Training Expectations for Trainees on the Academic Career Track (1.5 hours)
3/3/20    Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion (Staff and Faculty)
3/3/20    Promoting Student Mental Health: Faculty Workshop (Faculty only)
6/10/20    Tools and Tips for Virtual Learning
11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab
5/25/21  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) 

David Solomon, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Molecular mechanisms governing chromosomal instability and oncogenesis
Mentorship Development: 

5/25/21  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) 

Matthew Spitzer, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Systems approaches to understand immune responses, particularly to cancer
Mentorship Development: 

3/3/20    Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion (Staff and Faculty)
11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab
12/8/20    Setting Expectations with a "Welcome to the Lab' Letter (Parts 1 and 2)

Matthew Springer, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Angiogenesis & vascular biology, myocardial repair, endothelial function, and second hand smoke
Mentorship Development: 

5/25/21  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) 

Deepak Srivastava, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Molecular and Genetic Dissection of Cardiogenesis and its role in human disease
Mentorship Development: 

11/23/20   Building Community in the UCSF MSTP

Matthew Stachler, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
We strive to understand the events that drive progression of pre-malignant disease into invasive cancer, focusing on gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma.

Hua Su, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
My research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms and development of new therapies for the cerebrovascular diseases including brain vascular malformations, stroke, and cognitive dysfunction.

Sara Suliman, PhD, MPH

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
Dissecting host mechanisms of tuberculosis (TB) pathogenesis and disease progression, defining immunological correlates of protection, and validating biomarkers and point-of-care diagnostics for TB and COVID-19

Raymond Swanson, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Bioenergetics and oxidative signaling in neurological disease

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Functional genomic and genetic analysis of therapy resistance, tumor heterogeneity and oncogenic mechanisms in cancer.
Mentorship Development: 

12/12/19  ACRA: Setting training expectations for trainees on the academic career track.
5/25/21  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) 

Qizhi Tang, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Cellular therapies for type 1 diabetes and transplantation
Mentorship Development: 

5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Thea Tlsty, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Regulation of Genomic Instability in Mammalian Cells
Mentorship Development: 

4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty
2/16/21    Three Truths and Three Tries: Facing and Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels

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