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Scientific Report 2008


Cell Biology





Chairman's Overview

Staff

Sandra L. Schmid, Ph.D.*
Professor and Chairman

Francisco Asturias, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor

William E. Balch, Ph.D.***
Professor

Kristin Baldwin, Ph.D.****
Assistant Professor

Bridget Carragher, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Gaudenz Danuser**
Associate Professor

Philip E. Dawson, Ph.D.*****
Associate Professor

Velia Fowler, Ph.D.**
Professor

Martin Friedlander, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Nicholas Gekakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Larry R. Gerace, Ph.D.*
Professor

Shelley Halpain, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Timothy Jegla, Ph.D.****
Assistant Professor

Claudio Joazeiro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Peter Kuhn, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor

David Loskutoff, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Mari Manchester, Ph.D.**
Associate Professor

Anton Maximov****
Assistant Professor

Stephen P. Mayfield, Ph.D.*****
Professor
Associate Dean, Kellogg School of Science and Technology

Mark Mayford, Ph.D.****
Associate Professor

Lindsey Miles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Ronald A. Milligan, Ph.D.**
Professor

Ulrich Mueller††
Professor

Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.†††
Professor

Clinton Potter**
Associate Professor of Cell Biology

James Quigley, Ph.D.
Professor

Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.††††
Assistant Professor

Peter N.T. Unwin, Ph.D.**
Professor

Elizabeth Winzeler, Ph.D.†††
Associate Professor

Mark J. Yeager, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology


Adjunct Appointments

Alan Bell, B.S.C.S.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Kelly Bethel, M.D.
Scripps Clinic Medical Group
La Jolla, California

Alan Bird, M.D.
Institute of Opthalmology
London, England

Richard Bruce, Ph.D.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Douglas Curry, B.S. (E.E.C.S.)
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Bertil Daneholt, M.D.
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Scott Elrod, Ph.D.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Sheila Friedlander, M.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Mark Ginsberg, M.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

David Goldberg, Ph.D.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Xiaohua Gong, Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, California

Klaus Hahn, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Eric Peeters, Ph.D.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Heidi Stuhlmann, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York


Staff Scientists

Christopher Arthur, Ph.D.

Anchi Cheng, Ph.D.

Elena Deryugina, Ph.D.

Adrienne Dubin, Ph.D.

Robert Fischer, Ph.D.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Lesley Page-Chappel, Ph.D.

Matthew Ritter, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Wilson, Ph.D.
 



Senior Research Associates

Brian Adair, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Florence Brunel, Ph.D.
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California

Barbara Calabrese, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Jeremiah Joseph, Ph.D.

Ian Schneider, Ph.D.

Martin Schwander, Ph.D.

Defne Yarar, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Associates

Geza Ambrus-Aikelin, Ph.D.

Veronica Ardi, Ph.D.

Andrea Bacconi, Ph.D.

Hongdong Bai, Ph.D.

Kent Baker, Ph.D.

Michael Bandell, Ph.D.

Claudia Barros, Ph.D.

Juan Bautista, Ph.D.

Richard Belvindrah, Ph.D.
Pasteur Institute
Paris, France

Mario Bengtson, Ph.D.

Pablo Chamero Benito, Ph.D.†††††

Selina Bopp, Ph.D.

Edward Brignole III, Ph.D.

Gang Cai, Ph.D.

Eric Carlson, Ph.D.†††††

Aurelia Cassany, Ph.D.†††††

Yuriy Chaban, Ph.D.
University of London
London, England

Sumana Chandramouli, Ph.D.

Emily Chen, Ph.D.

Shann-Ching Chen, Ph.D.

Yei Hua Chen, Ph.D.
Millipore
Temecula, California

Esther Choi, Ph.D.
University of California
Irvine, California

Jill Chrencik, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Michael Churchill, Ph.D.

Sinead Clancy

Francesco Conti, Ph.D.

Cromwell Cornillez-Ty, Ph.D.

Bertrand Coste, Ph.D.

Kaustuv Datta, Ph.D.

Leif Dehmelt, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physics
Dortmund, Germany

Ajay Dhaka, Ph.D.

Anouk Dirksen, Ph.D.

Jonas Dorn, Ph.D.

Michael Dorrell, Ph.D.

Jerome Dupuy, Ph.D.

Santos Franco, Ph.D.

Mohsen Sabouri Ghomi, Ph.D.

Jorg Grandl, Ph.D.

Nicolas Grillet, Ph.D.

Michael Huber, Ph.D.

Darren Hutt, Ph.D.

Eric Hwang, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Sampat Ingale, Ph.D.

Sarah Jacobo, Ph.D.

Khuloud Jaqaman, Ph.D.

Lin Ji, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Nobutaka Kato, Ph.D.

Katsuhiro Kita, Ph.D.†††††

Kevin Koehntop, Ph.D.

Atanas Koulov, Ph.D.

Stefanie Krohne, Ph.D.

Shailendra Kumar, Ph.D.

Paul LaPointe, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nicole Lazarus, Ph.D.
Palo Alto Research Center
Palo Alto, California

Philip Lee, Ph.D.

Raymond Lewis, Ph.D.

Shahrzad Lighvani, Ph.D.

Allen Liu, Ph.D.

Guanghui Liu, Ph.D.

Ya-Wen Liu, Ph.D.

Dinah Loerke, Ph.D.

Darren Logan, Ph.D.

Julien Mamet, Ph.D.†††††

Andrea Manuell, Ph.D.
Sapphire Energy
San Diego, California

Valentina Marchetti, Ph.D.

Isabel Martinez-Garay, Ph.D.

Maria Martinez-Lopez
University of California
San Diego, California

Michael Matho, Ph.D.

Naoki Matsuo, Ph.D.
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan

Caroline McKeown, Ph.D.

Evgenia Megalou, Ph.D.

Stephan Meister, Ph.D.

Marcel Mettlen, Ph.D.

Machiko Muto, Ph.D.

Souad Naji, Ph.D.

Andromeda Nauli, Ph.D.

Julia Navarro, Ph.D†††††

Bryan O'Neill, Ph.D.
Sapphire Energy
San Diego, California

Fabio Papes, Ph.D.

Per Pettersson, Ph.D.†††††

Jeffrey Pitman, Ph.D.

Barbie Pornillos, Ph.D.

Anita Pottekat, Ph.D.

Thomas Pucadyil, Ph.D.

Rajesh Ramachandran, Ph.D.

Vandana Ramachandran, Ph.D.†††††

Beth Rasala, Ph.D.

Abbas Razvi, Ph.D.

Leon Reijmers, Ph.D.

Anna Reynolds, Ph.D.†††††

Kumar Saikatendu, Ph.D.
Takeda Pharmaceutical
San Diego, California

Manuela Schmidt, Ph.D.

Bernhard Schweighofer, Ph.D.

Masafumi Shimojo, Ph.D.

Scott Stagg, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Tallahasse, Florida

Nicole Steinmetz, Ph.D.

Kanagaraj Subramanian, Ph.D.

Patricia Szainer, Ph.D.

Axel Ulbrich, Ph.D.

Valerie Uzzell, Ph.D.

Neil Voss, Ph.D.

BinQing Wei, Ph.D.

Scott Westenberger, Ph.D.

Matthew Wheeler, Ph.D.

Jason Wilkes, Ph.D.

Charmian Cher Wong, Ph.D.
CytRx Corporation
San Diego, California

Beili Wu, Ph.D.

Ge Yang, Ph.D.

Bailong Xiao, Ph.D.

Wei Xiong, Ph.D.

Fan Zhang, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, California

Xiaofei Zhang, Ph.D.

Qiang Zhao, Ph.D.

Scientific Associates

Hilda Edith Aguilar de Diaz, M.D.

Alexei Brooun, Ph.D.†††††

Qian Cheng, Ph.D.

Mark Daniels, Ph.D.

Kelly Dryden, Ph.D.

Noushin Dunkelman, Ph.D

Mohammed El-Kalay, Ph.D.

Tinglu Guan, Ph.D.

Anand Kolatkar, Ph.D.

Fakhruddin Palida, Ph.D.

Owen Pornillos, Ph.D.

Kathryn Spencer, Ph.D.



* Joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology

** Joint appointment in the Center for Integrative Molecular Biosciences

*** Joint appointments in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Chemical Physiology

**** Joint appointment in the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases

***** Joint appointment in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

† Appointment completed; new location shown

†† Joint appointments in the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

††† Joint appointments in the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

†††† Joint appointments in the Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases, The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, and the Helen L. Dorris Child and Adolescent Neuro-Psychiatric Disorder Institute

††††† Appointment completed

 


Confocal optical section of the outer wall of the hear of a mouse at 8.5 days of development shows cardiomyocytes stained for actin (red), α-actinin (green), and DNA (blue). Scale bar = 20 μm. Image by Roberta Nowak, research assistant, in the labaoratory of Velia Fowler, Ph.D., professor.



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