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.
 

Anthony Defranco, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Regulation of B Lymphocyte and Macrophage Function by Cell Surface Receptors

Markus Delling, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Calcium signaling in primary cilia during development and disease

Joe Derisi, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Genomic approaches to yeast molecular biology and infectious disease

Rik Derynck, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Transmembrane TGF-a and TGF-b Receptor Signaling in Cell Proliferation and Differentiation

Aaron Diaz, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
The Diaz Lab is interested in developing targeted therapeutics for the treatment of glioma.

Sheng Ding, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Our lab develops and uses chemical biology approaches to identify and characterize novel small molecules that modulate cell fate and function in normal or diseased states.

Dena Dubal, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Molecular mechanisms of aging, resilience, and neurodegenerative disease.
Mentorship Development: 

3/10/20    Promoting Student Mental Health:A Presentation and Discussion 
9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences

Sophie Dumont, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Mechanics of chromosome segregation
Mentorship Development: 

4/2019 - Acknowleding and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab (Parnassus)
10/2020 - Gathering in Community: a Training for Faculty and Staff
5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Robert Edwards, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
The Molecular Basis of Neurotransmitter Release and Its Role in Synaptic Physiology, Behavior and Disease
Mentorship Development: 

9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences

Joanne Engel, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Bacterial host-Cell Interactions
Mentorship Development: 

11/23/20    Building Community in the UCSF MSTP

David Erle, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Immunopathogenesis of Asthma; Genomics of Disease

Adrian Erlebacher, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Immunology of pregnancy and uterine cancer
Mentorship Development: 

4/29/19    Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) with Sharon Milgram 
11/23/20   Building Community in the UCSF MSTP 
5/27/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

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