Trever Bivona, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Member, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member, QB3
Departments of Medicine
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Research Overview: 

The Bivona lab conducts genetic and cell biological studies to uncover the fundamental principles that underlie the aberrant cell signaling events driving tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance. The overall goal of this integrative research program is to understand the regulatory events underlying cancer cell growth through hypothesis-driven, laboratory-based investigations in order to improve cancer therapy and cancer patient survival.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Molecular characterization and precision treatment of solid cancers.



The role of APOBEC3B in lung tumor evolution and targeted cancer therapy resistance.

Nature genetics

Caswell DR, Gui P, Mayekar MK, Law EK, Pich O, Bailey C, Boumelha J, Kerr DL, Blakely CM, Manabe T, Martinez-Ruiz C, Bakker B, De Dios Palomino Villcas J, I Vokes N, Dietzen M, Angelova M, Gini B, Tamaki W, Allegakoen P, Wu W, Humpton TJ, Hill W, Tomaschko M, Lu WT, Haderk F, Al Bakir M, Nagano A, Gimeno-Valiente F, de Carné Trécesson S, Vendramin R, Barbè V, Mugabo M, Weeden CE, Rowan A, McCoach CE, Almeida B, Green M, Gomez C, Nanjo S, Barbosa D, Moore C, Przewrocka J, Black JRM, Grönroos E, Suarez-Bonnet A, Priestnall SL, Zverev C, Lighterness S, Cormack J, Olivas V, Cech L, Andrews T, Rule B, Jiao Y, Zhang X, Ashford P, Durfee C, Venkatesan S, Temiz NA, Tan L, Larson LK, Argyris PP, Brown WL, Yu EA, Rotow JK, Guha U, Roper N, Yu J, Vogel RI, Thomas NJ, Marra A, Selenica P, Yu H, Bakhoum SF, Chew SK, Reis-Filho JS, Jamal-Hanjani M, Vousden KH, McGranahan N, Van Allen EM, Kanu N, Harris RS, Downward J, Bivona TG, Swanton C

The essential chaperone DNAJC17 activates HSP70 to coordinate RNA splicing and G2-M progression.

bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology

Allegakoen DV, Kwong K, Morales J, Bivona TG, Sabnis AJ

Long Non-Coding RNAs as Emerging Targets in Lung Cancer.


Gencel-Augusto J, Wu W, Bivona TG