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Biology faculty named Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators

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Feb 10 2017

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has announced 19 Stanford faculty among its first cohort of 47 investigators from Bay Area university collaborators. The CZ Biohub Investigator Program funds world-renowned scientists, engineers and technologists from Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCSF. The investigators each receive five-year appointments worth up to $1.5 million to carry out non-conventional scientific exploration and to invent new tools to accelerate the pace of discovery.

Among those Stanford faculty named as CZ Biohub Investigators are three Biology faculty members:

  • Professor Judith Frydman: Frydman uses multidisciplinary approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex networks mediating protein homeostasis, the maintenance of protein quality. She plans to map the proteostasis network involving more than a thousand proteins and use this information to develop a new class of therapeutic agents for dengue, Zika and other viral diseases.
  • Professor Alice Ting: Ting develops, scales up and broadly disseminates molecular technologies for mapping cells and functional circuits, as illustrated by her biotin-based method for protein mapping in living cells. She is devising methods for identifying the ensemble of neurons that encode or control a specific memory, behavior or emotional state by using a light- and calcium-gated transcription factor.
  • Professor, By Courtesy, Carlos Bustamante: Bustamante is making the transition from population genetics to a new area, the integration and analysis of massive data coming from consumer, health care and financial sources. He is especially interested in bringing together direct-to-consumer genetics and phenotype data in a secure space that can be explored by academic, industry and citizen scientists.