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Danica Galonić Fujimori receives tenure
By Marissa Lee-Baird / Tue May 12, 2015
Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD, has received tenure and advanced to the position of associate professor. She holds a joint appointment with the Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. Fujimori’s research is centered on the enzymology and cellular roles of post-translational methylation.
After earning her BS in chemistry in Serbia and a PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, she was a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard Medical School. She joined the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2008.
Fujimori’s work on RlmN and Cfr represents the first in vitro reconstitution of activity in Class A Radical SAM methylating enzymes. She and her group demonstrated that these enzymes have evolved a new mechanism of methylation to enable modification of electrophilic carbon centers.
The department and the School offer sincere congratulations to Fujimori on this important milestone.
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.