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.
 

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)

Joel Ernst, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
We study T cell immunity to tuberculosis (TB). In mice, we characterize mechanisms of CD4 T cell evasion in TB, and we study humans to discover mechanisms that provide protective immunity to TB that can be improved by vaccines.
Mentorship Development: 

5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Justin Eyquem, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
We are designing synthetic receptors and editing the T cell’s genome to better understand T cells function within the tumor microenvironment and ultimately design safe and efficient adoptive T cell therapies

John Fahy, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Mechanism Oriented Clinical Research in Airway Disease

Steve Fancy, PhD, DVM

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
Molecular regulation of oligodendrocyte myelination during brain development and remyelination following injury

Margaret Feeney, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
Human immunity to malaria, T cell immunity in the fetus and infant

Evan Feinberg, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Cortical-subcortical networks for sensory processing and behavior
Mentorship Development: 

11/21/19    Equity and Inclusion in the Lab 
9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences

Brian Feldman, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
We aim to elucidate previously unrecognized paracrine and endocrine signaling pathways that regulate stem cell fate and differentiation decisions that modulate body composition and metabolism.

Adam Ferguson, MS, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
CNS Plasticity, Bioinformatics, and Recovery from Injury

Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration

Susan Fisher, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Placental Biology/Bacterial Adhesion

Stephen Floor, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
RNA-mediated control of gene expression in health and disease
Mentorship Development: 

4/12/19  Acknowleding and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab (Parnassus)

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