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Microbiology

Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter

Professor
North Carolina State University
Office: 
#300, Bldg 36, Romberg Tiburon Center
Office Phone: 
415-338-3732
Specialties: 
Marine phytoplankton ecology, nutrient cycling, primary productivity, ocean acidification effects, microbial ecology
Joseph Chen

Joseph Chen

Professor
Harvey Mudd College, Harvard University
Office: 
Hensill Hall 623
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-2762
Specialties: 
Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, Molecular Microbiology: how are subcellular components synthesized and assembled at the appropriate time and place in response to internal cues and environmental conditions?
Lily Chen

Lily Chen

Professor
State University of New York, Buffalo
Office: 
Hensill Hall 546
Office Phone: 
415-338-6763
Specialties: 
microbial pathogenesis, public health microbiology, biotechnology and Professional Science Master's degree
Pleuni Pennings

Pleuni Pennings

Associate Professor
PhD: Ludwig Maximillian's University, Munich
Office: 
Hensill Hall 520 and 763
Specialties: 
Evolution, drug resistance, HIV, population genetics, mathematical modeling, computer simulations, (sequence) data analysis.
Joseph Romeo

Joseph Romeo

Professor
University of California, San Diego
Office: 
Hensill Hall 513
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-6008
Specialties: 
Molecular virology, mechanisms of HIV latency and immune evasion, regulation of gene expression
Erica L Sanchez

Erica L Sanchez

Assistant Professor
University of Washington (PhD), University of California Davis (BS)
Office: 
HH722
Specialties: 
Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) G Protein-Coupled Receptor (vGPCR) contribution to metabolic regulation during infection; Trafficking and signaling of KSHV vGPCR; Molecular Biology techniques, Tissue Culture techniques, Experimental Design, and project management
Ravinder Sehgal

Ravinder Sehgal

Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Office: 
Hensill Hall 723
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-0329
Specialties: 
Avian Parasitology, Ecology of Infectious Disease
Andrea Swei

Andrea Swei

Associate Professor
UC Berkeley
Office: 
HH 664
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1753
Specialties: 
Disease ecology, population and community ecology, microbiome analysis, emerging infectious diseases
José R. de la Torre

José R. de la Torre

Professor & Associate Chair for Research and Infrastructure
University of California, San Francisco
Office: 
Hensill Hall 437
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-7043
Specialties: 
Microbial Ecology & Evolution, Comparative & Functional Genomics, Microbiome Analysis, Metagenomics, Biogeochemistry, Geobiology, Astrobiology, Microbiology of High Temperature Environments (Hot Springs), Archaea