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Cell Biology


Cell fate, stem-cell behaviors, and cell polarity in plant epidermal lineages
Brain circuits mediating motivated behaviors; addiction, pain and depression

Martha S. Cyert

Phone: (650) 723-9970
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Chemical and systems biology of Ca2+ dependent phosphatase signaling networks
Investigating cell death pathways using chemical biology and functional genomics
Cell patterning and cytoskeleton organization during development
Protein folding, protein quality control, amyloid and misfolding diseases
Role of chromatin signaling in nuclear programming and disease regulation
Developmental biology of dopamine neurons and mRNA processing
Bacterial cell replication from general principles and mechanisms to Lyme disease

Ron Kopito

Phone: (650) 723-7581
Lab Website
Protein quality control and molecular mechanisms of disease
Genetic analysis of neural circuit organization and assembly in flies and mice

Ashby Morrison

Phone: (650) 721-6589
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Chromatin regulation of genome stability
Biochemistry of pathogen manipulation of host signaling to promote disease

Carla Shatz

Phone: (650) 723-0534
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How experience tunes up brain circuits during critical periods of development

Jan Skotheim

Phone: (650) 721-1160
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Cell cycle control and systems biology

Tim Stearns

Phone: (650) 725-6934
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Cell organization and signaling and deciphering human genetic variation
Picture of Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Development, plasticity and degeneration of neural circuits

Alice Ting

Phone: (650) 723-0397
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Molecular technologies for the study of protein networks, mitochondria, synapses, and RNA

Courtesy Faculty

Organization, function and roles of cytoskeletal networks on cell morphogenesis

Emeriti Faculty

Patricia Jones

Phone: (650) 725-4816

Molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate immune responses

William Nelson

Phone: (650) 723-8474

We seek to understand how cell-cell interactions specify the correct cellular organization of complex tissues