Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Zev Gartner, PhD

Professor

My laboratory is working to understand how cells self-organize into tissues, how the structure of tissues help regulate cell behaviors, and how tissue structure breaks down in diseases like cancer. By understanding these processes we hope to reveal general principles contributing to cancer...

Tom Ferrin, PhD

Professor

My lab develops software tool for visualizing and analyzing molecular structures at scales ranging from the atomic to the supramolecular.

Pamela England, PhD

Professor

Research in the England Lab is broadly focused on developing and applying chemical probes to investigate the structure and function of signaling proteins implicated in fundamental biological processes and human diseases. Execution of these research projects typically involves a combination of...

William DeGrado, PhD

Professor

My research focuses on small molecule and protein design as an approach to understanding macromolecule structure and function.

Charles S. Craik, PhD

Professor

I focus on defining the roles and the mechanisms of enzymes in complex biological processes and on developing technologies to facilitate these studies to aid in the rapid detection, monitoring, and control of infectious disease and cancer.

Update from the Dean - Winter 2013

Top NIH funding: Shu, Aweeka, Brodsky. Recent gifts to The Kidney Project. Honors and awards: Day, Youmans, Benet, Schoenhaus. New pharmacy care model, Safeway. John Craig remembered. Mary Anne Koda-Kimble celebrated. Achieving our vision: 2007-2012.

Update from the Dean - Fall 2012

Faculty retreat, Recent faculty publications: Burlingame, Arkin, Chen, Cocohoba, Bero. Recently received research funding: Yang, Ahituv, Wells, Burlingame. Gifts: John and Marcia Goldman Foundation: The Kidney Project, Harry W. Hind Request: Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professorship, The Joseph...

Study builds breast tissues to track how abnormal cells affect neighbors

It can take just the flick of a genetic switch for breast cells to kick-start the normally well-regulated process of growth seen in puberty, pregnancy, or the menstrual cycle—or the mutation of that switch to initiate the unchecked proliferation of cancer.

Shu receives NIH New Innovator Award to study protein interactions

Xiaokun Shu, PhD, has been named a recipient of the 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator award, which will provide up to $1.5 million in research funding over the next five

Guglielmo named interim dean of UCSF School of Pharmacy

Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, has been named interim dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy, and will take the reins of the school from outgoing Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD

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