Tom Kornberg, PhD

Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
+1 415 841-3156
Research Overview: 

We study mechanisms of cell-cell communication and signal transduction to understand the processes that regulate and sculpt organogenesis and morphogenesis. We apply a variety of approaches, including classical and molecular genetics and histological techniques ranging from fluorescence microscopy to fine structure EM analysis. The systems we study include oogenesis, embryogenesis, and the development of various organs including airway, lung and various other epithelial tissues.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Cell signaling and signal transduction



Communicating by touch--neurons are not alone.

Trends in cell biology

Kornberg TB, Roy S

Human BOULE gene rescues meiotic defects in infertile flies.

Human molecular genetics

Xu EY, Lee DF, Klebes A, Turek PJ, Kornberg TB, Reijo Pera RA