Seth Shipman, PhD

Phone: +1 415 734-4058
1700 4th Street, Rm 501
UCSF Box 1230
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States


What I do

My lab develops molecular biotechnology to overcome technical hurdles that prevent us from effectively understanding and treating disease. We're particularly interested in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disease.

Professional background


Dr. Seth Shipman's research focuses on cellular systems in the midst of change. His lab seeks to better understand how the order of transcriptional events during development can drive changes in cell fate, and to better intervene in diseases characterized by change, like progressive neurodegeneration and cancer. His lab takes a molecular engineering approach, leveraging the versatility of DNA as a programmable biological polymer to gather data without destroying cells, and deliver therapeutics that can modify their effect based on cell context.

Research keywords

  • RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • CRISPR-Cas Systems
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • DNA
  • Cell Adhesion Molecules, Neuronal
  • Protein Sorting Signals
  • Motion Pictures
  • E. coli
  • Reverse Transcription
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • Gene Editing
  • synthetic biology
  • Bacteriophages
  • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats