Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Yvonne Munchua

Faculty Support Analyst

I provide administrative support to faculty as an administrative analyst.

Rebecca Dawson

BMI Program Manager

I manage the Biological and Medical Informatics (BMI) Graduate Program as well as the Designated Emphasis in Complex Biological Systems (CBS) which supports multiple programs. I manage all aspects of the BMI program including admissions and recruitment, funding, grants, events, curriculum, and...

Nicole Flowers

Program Manager

As manager of the Biophysics Graduate Program I administer all aspects of the program including admissions and recruitment, student advising and funding, training grant and budget management, DEI initiatives, program events, curriculum, and the BBC Seminar Series.

Update from the Dean - Spring/Summer 2014

Survey results; Strategic planning, retreat results and education; Recently received research funding (Szoka, Wells, Bandyopadhyay); Recent faculty publications (Kortemme, Renslo and Arkin, Van Osdol and Tsourounis); SB 493: Pharmacist provider status legislation; Walgreens at UCSF; Safeway...

Michael Keiser, PhD

Associate Professor

Our group investigates how drugs affect entire networks of proteins in the body at once to achieve their therapeutic effects, via computational predictions paired with experimental testing.

Norman Oppenheimer, PhD


Since retiring, I continue to teach PC 131 and lecture in PC 122.

Sheng Ding, PhD


My research focuses on discovering and characterizing novel small molecules that can control stem cell maintenance, activation, differentiation, and reprogramming in various tissue types.

Jason Gestwicki, PhD


My research group studies how molecular chaperones maintain protein homeostasis. This question is important because imbalances in protein homeostasis are linked to a number of incurable diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders. Molecular chaperones regulate all aspects of a protein’s...

UCSF School of Pharmacy leads in NIH funding for 34th year in a row

For the 34th consecutive year, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has received more research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other pharmacy school in the United States.

School researchers were awarded $29.2 million during the 2013 NIH fiscal year, from October 1, 2012 to...