Group Members

 

Pictures!

 

PI

 

Matt Jacobson                                                           

UCSF MC 2540

1700 4th St.

Byers Hall, Room 408E

San Francisco, CA  94158-2330

 

matt.jacobson-at-ucsf.edu

415-514-9811

415-502-4222 (FAX)

 

Please note:  I rarely answer my office phone and infrequently check messages there, in part due to an increase in sales calls.  If you wish to schedule a phone conversation, please reach me first by email. 

 

Administrative Analyst

 

JoAnne Williams (on temporary leave)

 

Please contact Lili Li, LiL-at-medsch.ucsf.edu

 

Research Staff

 

Chakrapani Kalyanaraman

Associate Research Chemist

Predicting enzyme function; protein-ligand docking

ck-at-cgl.ucsf.edu

 

Teague Sterling

Computer Systems Administrator

teague-at-blur.compbio.ucsf.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Salma Rafi

Allostery and membrane permeability

 

Lan Hua

Drug discovery for blood diseases

 

Michael Chimenti (joint with Mark Kelly)

Fragment-based drug discovery

 

Siegfried Leung

Passive membrane permeability

 

Elena Dolghih

Blood-brain barrier including P-glycoprotein

 

Adam Steeves (jointly advised by John Gross and Dave Morgan)

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

Protein allostery

 

Suwen Zhao   

Enzyme specificity/function prediction

 

Morena Spreafico

SNF Fellow

Computer-aided antibody design

 

Frank Wallrapp

Enzyme specificity/function prediction

 

Katrina Lexa (jointly advised by Michael Fischbach and James Fraser)

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow

Macrocyclic natural products in drug discovery

 

Lili Peng

Mechanisms of drug action on microtubules

 

Boxue Tian

Predicting enzyme specificity

 

Qin Wang

Predicting membrane permeability of polyketides

 

 

Graduate Students

 

Monica Tremont

Graduate Group in Biophysics

Multi-scale simulations of microtubules

 

John Bruning (joint advisor with Robert Fletterick)

PSPG Graduate Program

 

 

           

Current Rotation Students:  Sara Calhoun (Biophysics), Diego Garrido Ruiz (Biophysics)

 

Summer Students:  Paulomi Bhattacharya (high school student), Linsey Brier (undergraduate student, SRTP)

 

 

Group News

 

 

 

Former Group Members

 

Who

What

Dates

Current Email

Current Position

Ilya Chorny

Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow

9/03-6/05

ichorny-at-gmail.com

Scientist, Illumina

Sergio Wong

Graduate Group in Biophysics

9/02-9/06

trulybored-at-gmail.com

Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Katarzyna Bernacki

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

11/02-6/06

kasia.bernacki-at-gmail.com

 

Laura Dominguez

Visiting student, Specialist

4/06-1/07

lauraok-at-gmail.com

PhD student, UNAM

Gabriela Barreiro

Postdoctoral researcher

2/05-9/06

gabriela.barreiro-at-gmail.com

Pfizer (Cambridge)

Niu Huang

Postdoctoral researcher

10/03-9/06

huangniu-at-nibs.ac.cn

National Institute of Biological Sciences (Beijing)

Nima Fayazmanesh

MSTP/Graduate Group in Biophysics

9/03-3/08

nimafayazmanesh-at-gmail.com

UCSF Medical School

Francesca Milletti

Visiting student, Universitą degli Studi di Perugia

1/08-10/08

francesca.milletti-at-gmail.com

Scientist, Roche (Nutley)

Eli Groban

Graduate Group in Biophysics

6/03-12/08

egroban-at-gmail.com

Scientist, Intrexon

Ben Sellers

Graduate Group in Biophysics

6/03-12/08

sellersb-at-gmail.com

Computational chemist, Genentech

Jerome Nilmeier

Graduate Group in Biophysics

6/03-12/08

jnilmeier-at-yahoo.com

Postdoc, LLNL

Arjun Narayanan

Graduate Group in Biophysics

6/04-12/09

arjun.nufc-at-gmail.com

Scientist, Roche (Nutley)

Colin Smith

Graduate Group in Bioinformatics

2005-2011

 

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute

Chris McClendon

Graduate Group in Biophysics

2005-2011

 

Postdoc, UCSD

 

Former rotation students:  Kale Kundert (Biophysics, 2011), Catherine Shi (Biophysics, 2011), John Bruning (PSPG, 2010), Geoff Rollins (Biophysics, 2009), Andrew Wiser (CCB, 2009), Henry Lin (Bioinformatics, 2008), Kris Kuchenbecker (Biophysics, 2007), Rebeca Choy (Biophysics, 2006), Jeremy Philips (BMI, 2006), Stephen Floor (Biophysics, 2006), Hesper Rego (Biophysics, 2006), Dan Mandell (BMI, 2005), David Lomelin (BMI, 2004), Brian Tuch (BMI, 2003), Chris Farady (Biophysics, 2002). 

Former undergraduate summer students:  Amy Ye (2008 Amgen Scholar, U. Illinois Chicago), Dinah Zaghi and Reina Eisner (2005 and 2006, respectively; both from Stern College, Yeshiva University).

Former student visitors: Daisuke Kuroda (2010; Osaka U.), Jona Mijalkovic (2009-2010; Leiden U.), Alrun Koller (2009; U. Dusseldorf, group of Holger Gohlke), Hod Greeley (2003-2004; visiting graduate student, Columbia University).

Former sabbatical visitors: Pradipta Bandyopadhyay (2008; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India), EvangelosVageliCoutsias (summer 2008; U. New Mexico), Chris Oostenbrink (summer 2006; currently at U. Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna),