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.
 

Yuh Nung Jan, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
We are interested in the mechanisms underlying normal development of the nervous system and use that information to gain insights about the cellular and molecular causes of neurological disorders, and the regulation of axon and dendrite regeneration.

Lily Jan, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Potassium Channels
Mentorship Development: 

9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences

Babak Javid, MB, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Fundamental mycobacterial physiology and host pathogen-interactions.
Mentorship Development: 

5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Daniel Johnson, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
We investigate molecular mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of head and neck cancer, and seek to develop novel therapeutic agents for this disease

Meshell Johnson, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Role of the alveolar epithelium in lung fluid balance
Mentorship Development: 

2/2021 - Three Truths & Three Tries: Facing & Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo & Macro Levels

Alexander-Sandy Johnson, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Microbial Evolution and Pathogenesis

Leanne Jones, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Defining conserved mechanisms regulating stem cell behavior and how these are altered with age and in response to chronic or acute changes in metabolism.

David Julius, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Molecular Biology of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Ion Channels

Natalia Jura, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Molecular basis for Receptor Tyrosine Kinase signaling across the plasma membrane

Martin Kampmann, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
We develop and apply innovative approaches, such as functional genomics in human iPSC-derived neurons and glia, to elucidate mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases.
Mentorship Development: 

4/12/19    Acknowleding and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab (Mission Bay)    
4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty    
6/10/20    Tools and Tips for Virtual Learning    
10/22/20    Gathering in Community: a Training for Faculty and Staff    
9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences
9/24/20    DEI Champions Training

Aimee Kao, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Programmed Cell Death and the Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mentorship Development: 

4/26/19    Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) with Sharon Milgram (Mission Bay)    
11/23/20    Building Community in the UCSF MSTP 
9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences
2/18/21    Three Truths and Three Tries: Facing and Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels    

Noriyuki Kasahara, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
Development of gene therapy, oncolytic virotherapy, and immunotherapy for translational application to cancer (particularly CNS tumors), and genetic engineering strategies for regenerative medicine.

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