Department of Biological Chemistry, UCLA

Kelsey C. Martin

Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., is the Dean for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her undergraduate degree in English and American Language and Literature at Harvard University. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in...

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John J. Colicelli

John Colicelli grew up in New Jersey and obtained his undergraduate chemistry degree from Rutgers University in 1979.  After two years of service as a teacher in the Peace Corp, Dr. Colicelli studied retrovirus replication with Dr. Stephen Goff...

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Michael F. Carey

Dr. Carey studies biochemical mechanisms of gene activation and silencing. In 1990, Dr. Carey established biochemical systems for studying gene regulation based on a model transcriptional activator termed GAL4-VP16. Using that system, Dr. Carey...

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Jason Ernst

Jason joined the faculty at UCLA in the Department of Biological Chemistry, the Computer Science Department, and the Bioinformatics Program in 2012. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Manolis Kellis’ Computational Biology Group...

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James A. Wohlschlegel

James Wohlschlegel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.  He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor...

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Alexander M. van der Bliek

Alexander M. van der Bliek, Ph.D., is Professor of Biological Chemistry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. After gaining experience with plant...

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Leonard H. Rome

Leonard H. Rome, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry and Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. He served as the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine from 1997 to 2012. Dr. Rome...

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Kathrin Plath

Kathrin Plath, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biological Chemistry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Born in Germany, she received her master’s degree in Biochemistry at the Humboldt University in Berlin, examining MAP kinase signaling...

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Gregory S. Payne

Gregory S. Payne, Ph.D., is Professor of Biological Chemistry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and honors in drama from the University of Michigan.  As a graduate student in the Biochemistry...

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Joseph A. Loo

Joseph A. Loo, Ph.D., is Professor of Biological Chemistry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY). He...

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Pascal F. Egea

Pascal Egea received is B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lyon, France) in 1991. He then went to graduate school at the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) where he studied the structure...

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Siavash K. Kurdistani

Siavash K. Kurdistani, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is the Co-Director of the UCLA-Caltech MSTP program, a combined MD and PhD...

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