Department of Biological Chemistry, UCLA

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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Heather Christofk

Dr. Christofk received her B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA in 2001.  She conducted undergraduate research on growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated signaling pathways in the laboratory of Hong Wu for three...

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Weizhe Hong

Dr. Weizhe Hong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hong received a B.S. degree in biological sciences at Tsinghua University. When he...

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Thomas A. Vallim

Dr. Vallim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at UCLA. Dr. Vallim was born in Brazil and emigrated to England as a teenager. In England, Dr. Vallim...

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Keriann M. Backus

Keriann M. Backus, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA. Dr. Backus received her B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in...

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