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The scientist-teachers who drive forward the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences are experts in fields from micro-electromechanical systems to drug metabolism and transport, from computational biology to personalized medicines. We believe this range of science is essential to finding the underlying mechanisms of disease and sophisticated new ways to diagnose and treat disease with intelligent therapeutics. We also believe that research collaborations with scientists across academia, in government, and in industry are essential to our success on behalf of the public we serve. And we believe in helping tomorrow's scientists and clinicians excel far beyond what we can imagine today.

Primary Faculty Members

These faculty members hold primary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. Most of those listed are in the professor series and have teaching, research, University, and public service responsibilities. Many hold secondary, joint appointments in other UCSF departments and are members of other UCSF centers and institutes.

  Drug Development Sciences Pharmacogenomics Therapeutic Bioengineering Computational and Systems Biology Cellular and Molecular Engineering
Adam

Adam Abate, PhD
Assistant Professor

Abate profileAbate Laboratoryadam.abate@ucsf.edu

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Nadav

Nadav Ahituv, PhD
Associate Professor

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Patsy

Patsy Babbitt, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Babbitt profileBabbitt Laboratorybabbitt@cgl.ucsf.edu

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Sourav

Sourav Bandyopadhyay, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Les

Les Benet, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Frances

Frances Brodsky, D.Phil.
Professor

Joint appointments:
Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine; Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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  Drug Development Sciences Pharmacogenomics Therapeutic Bioengineering Computational and Systems Biology Cellular and Molecular Engineering
Esteban González

Esteban González Burchard, MD, MPH
Professor

Joint appointment:
Medicine, School of Medicine

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Xin

Xin Chen, PhD
Adjunct Professor

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Tejal

Tejal Desai, PhD
Professor

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Michael

Michael Fischbach, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Leslie

Leslie Floren, PharmD
Academic Coordinator, Associate Adjunct Professor

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James

James Fraser, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Kathy

Kathy Giacomini, PhD
Professor and Chair

Joint appointments:
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine; Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Su

Su Guo, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Ryan

Ryan Hernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Yong

Yong Huang, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor

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C. Anthony

C. Anthony Hunt, PhD
Professor

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Ajay

Ajay Jain, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Tanja

Tanja Kortemme, PhD
Professor

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Deanna

Deanna Kroetz, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Emil

Emil Lin, PhD
Professor in Residence

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Sarah

Sarah Nelson, PhD
Professor

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Shuvo

Shuvo Roy, PhD
Associate Professor

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Andrej

Andrej Sali, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Nancy

Nancy Sambol, PharmD
Associate Clinical Professor

Joint appointment:
Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

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Rada

Rada Savic, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Francis

Francis Szoka, PhD
Professor

Joint appointment:
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

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Chao

Chao Tang, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Joint appointment:
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine

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Davide

Davide Verotta, PhD
Professor in Residence

Joint appointment:
Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine

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Name Title Joint Appointments Drug Development Sciences Pharmacogenomics Therapeutic Bioengineering Computational and Systems Biology Cellular and Molecular Engineering

Joint Faculty Members

These faculty members hold secondary, joint appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. Their primary appointments are in other UCSF departments and units.

Name & UCSF Title Primary Appointment

David Agard, PhD
Professor

Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine

Tamara Alliston, PhD
Assistant Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine

Neal Benowitz, MD
Professor

Medicine, School of Medicine

Maria Correia
Professor

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Christopher Cullander, PhD
Associate Professor

Dean's Office, School of Pharmacy

Ken Dill, PhD
Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Thomas Ferrin, PhD
Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Matthew Jacobson
Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Name & UCSF Title Primary Appointment

Wendell Lim, PhD
Professor

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD
Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Sri Nagarajan, PhD
Associate Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD
Professor

Otolaryngology, School of Medicine

Janice Schwartz, MD
Clinical Professor

Medicine, School of Medicine

Brian Shoichet, PhD
Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Michael Silber, PhD
Professor

Neurology, School of Medicine

Name & UCSF Title Primary Appointment

Jun Song, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine

Michael Stryker, PhD
Professor

Physiology, School of Medicine

Daniel Vigneron, PhD
Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Christopher Voigt, PhD
Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Valerie Weaver, PhD
Associate Professor

Surgery, School of Medicine

Name UCSF Title Primary Appointment

David Agard, PhD

Professor

Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine

Tamara Alliston, PhD

Assistant Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine

Neal Benowitz, MD

Professor

Medicine, School of Medicine

Maria Correia

Professor

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Christopher Cullander, PhD

Associate Professor

Dean's Office, School of Pharmacy

Ken Dill, PhD

Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Thomas Ferrin, PhD

Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Matthew Jacobson

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Wendell Lim, PhD

Professor

Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Jeffrey Lotz, PhD

Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD

Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Sri Nagarajan, PhD

Associate Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Christoph Schreiner, MD, PhD

Professor

Otolaryngology, School of Medicine

Janice Schwartz, MD

Clinical Professor

Medicine, School of Medicine

Brian Shoichet, PhD

Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Michael Silber, PhD

Professor

Neurology, School of Medicine

Jun Song, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine

Michael Stryker, PhD

Professor

Physiology, School of Medicine

Daniel Vigneron, PhD

Professor

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, School of Medicine

Christopher Voigt, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

Valerie Weaver, PhD

Associate Professor

Surgery, School of Medicine

Affiliated Faculty Members

Faculty members listed below include those who serve the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences without salary and are primarily in the adjunct or emeritus series. Adjunct faculty members focus largely on research or on teaching and generally are not supported by state of California general funds. Active emeritus members of our faculty are either retired members of the University of California, San Francisco Division of the Academic Senate or retired non-Senate members who are specially granted emeritus status.

Name & Title Positions

Charles Becker, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Colorado

Terrence Blaschke, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Stanford University

Roger Brent, PhD
Adjunct Professor

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Molecular Sciences Institute

Steven E. Brenner, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Gibson, PharmD
Professor Emeritus

Vice President, Pharmacists Planning Services; Member, Board of Directors, Marin County Pharmacists Association

Richard Guy, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Victoria Hale, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for OneWorld Health

David Haussler, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Professor and Director, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Name & Title Positions

Nicholas Holford, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Saraswati Kenkare-Mitra, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Vice President for Development Sciences, Genentech

Kent Kirshenbaum, PhD
Visiting Professor

Irwin Kuntz, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

Howard Lee, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Svein Oie, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia

Carl Peck, MD, PhS
Adjunct Professor

Founding Director, Center for Drug Development Science; Former Director, U.S. FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States

Jaume Pons, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Name & Title Positions

Russell Potts, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Chairperson, Vyteris, Inc., Scientific Advisory Group; Co-editor, Mechanisms of Transdermal Drug Delivery

Malcolm Rowland, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Founder, NDA Partners; Professor Emeritus and former Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Wolfgang Sadee, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Ohio State University

Kazuho Sakamoto, PhD
Visiting Professor, Brodsky Lab

Steven Shafer, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor

Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University; Editor-in-chief, Anesthesia and Analgesia

Jeffrey Silverman, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Senior Director of Pharmacology, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals; Former Senior Staff Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Nguyen Sinh, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor

Daniel Adrian Spyker, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Former Deputy Director, Division of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neurological Devices, and Medical Officer, Pilot Drug Evaluation Staff Center, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Name & Title Positions

Thomas Tozer, PharmD
Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Co-editor, Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications

Robert Upton, BPharm, MS, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

John Urquhart, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Roger Williams, PhD
Adjunct Professor

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Pharmacopeia

Lei Zhang, MD, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor

Head, China Office, Biologics Consulting Group, Inc.; Former Reviewer, Division of Biologic Oncology Product, Office of Oncology Product, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Name Title Positions

Charles Becker, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Colorado

Terrence Blaschke, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Stanford University

Roger Brent, PhD

Adjunct Professor

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Molecular Sciences Institute

Steven E. Brenner, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Gibson, PharmD

Professor Emeritus

Vice President, Pharmacists Planning Services; Member, Board of Directors, Marin County Pharmacists Association

Richard Guy, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Victoria Hale, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for OneWorld Health

David Haussler, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Professor and Director, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nicholas Holford, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Saraswati Kenkare-Mitra, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Vice President for Development Sciences, Genentech

Kent Kirshenbaum, PhD

Visiting Professor

Irwin Kuntz, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

Howard Lee, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Svein Oie, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia

Carl Peck, MD, PhS

Adjunct Professor

Founding Director, Center for Drug Development Science; Former Director, US FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; Former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States

Jaume Pons, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Russell Potts, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Chairperson, Vyteris, Inc., Scientific Advisory Group; Co-editor, Mechanisms of Transdermal Drug Delivery

Malcolm Rowland, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Founder, NDA Partners; Professor Emeritus and former Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Wolfgang Sadee, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Ohio State University

Kazuho Sakamoto, PhD

Visiting Professor, Brodsky Lab

Steven Shafer, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University; Editor-in-chief, Anesthesia and Analgesia

Jeffrey Silverman, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Senior Director of Pharmacology, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals; Former Senior Staff Fellow, National Cancer Institute

Nguyen Sinh, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

Daniel Adrian Spyker, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Former Deputy Director, Division of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neurological Devices, and Medical Officer, Pilot Drug Evaluation Staff Center, US Food and Drug Administration

Thomas Tozer, PharmD

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Co-editor, Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications

Robert Upton, BPharm, MS, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

John Urquhart, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Roger Williams, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Pharmacopeia

Lei Zhang, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Head, China Office, Biologics Consulting Group, Inc.; Former Reviewer, Division of Biologic Oncology Product, Office of Oncology Product, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration

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