Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Kris Casler, MA

Administrative Officer 3

In my role as an Administrative Officer 3, I provide primary administrative support to the Burlingame lab/Mass Spectrometry Facility. I function as the Editorial Assistant to Dr. Burlingame in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics journal. I support the Mass...

Julia Tsoi

Financial Analyst

As a financial analyst, I provide post-award research administration for Drs. Arkin, Altschuler, Huang, Miller, Renslo, Sakanari, Shu, Wang and Wu, including assisting with the development of proposals and budgets, ensuring agency and campus policy compliance; handling project set-up, financial...

Tara Wong

Senior Financial Analyst

In my role as a finance analyst, I am the post-award analyst for Drs. Ortiz, Shoichet, Jacobson, DeGrado, Santi, Kuntz and for the graduate programs.

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

Biophysics 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.