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Allen, Eric

Associate Professor in Marine Biology Research Division

Use of environmentally-derived genome sequence information to explore the genetic potential, ecology, and evolution of environmental microbial populations.

Eric Allen's Research Profile

Azam, Farooq

Distinguished Professor of Oceanography

Ecology of marine microbes, their diversity, and their population dynamics. Investigations include biochemical and molecular adaptations of bacteria for life in the ocean environment


Bartlett, Douglas

Professor, Marine Biology Research Division

Deep-sea microbial diversity and ecology. Adaptations of deep-sea microbes to high pressure and low temperature. Microbial genetics, genomics, functional genomics

Doug Bartlett's Research Profile

Broide, David

Professor of Medicine Research

Mechanisms of allergic inflammation and asthma. Airway hyperreactivity,  inflammation, and remodeling. Eosinophils and mast cells in vitro and in vivo

Broide Lab

Burkart, Michael

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Associate Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology

Enzymatic megasynthases responsible for synthesizing fatty acids, polyketides, and non-ribosomal peptides. Using various chemical, biochemical, metabolomic, and proteomic techniques, we have developed methodologies to uncover protein-protein interactions that occur between domains of these enzymatic complexes. 


Burton, Ronald

Professor, Marine Biology Division 

Immunohistology and image analysis quantitation of eosinophils, mast cells, T cells, and macrophages in the lung


Carson, Dennis

Professor of Medicine

Molecular genetic basis for rheumatoid arthritis; rational development of anti-rheumatic therapy. Autoimmune disease, Cancers of the lymphoid tissues

Dennis Carson Profile

Dorrestein, Pieter

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry and Biochemistry

Application of chemical biological, organic chemical, biochemical, genomic, proteomic, bioanalytical, and other modern biomedical approaches to interrogate the classification of therapeutically relevant proteins that are related to the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites or involved in the formation of post-translational modifications. 


Fenical, William

Distinguished Professor, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine 

Chemistry of marine plants, microorganisms and invertebrate animals. Utilization of marine-derived compounds for the treatment of various human diseases, in particular cancer and infectious diseases.


Gaasterland, Terry

Professor of Computational Biology and Genomics. Director, Scripps Genome Center

Integrate, analyze, and visualize the output of high throughput molecular biology experiments in the context of complete genome sequence data.


Gerwick, Lena

Associate Researcher, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine 

Genomics, Metagenomics, and Bioinformatics, Physiology of Marine Organisms

Lena Gerwick's Research Profile

Gerwick, William

Distingushed Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Exploring the unique natural products of marine algae and cyanobacteria for useful biomedical properties.

William Gerwick's Research Profile

Gilson, Michael‎

Professor and Chair in Computer-Aided Drug Design at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Application of theory, computer models, and informatics to noncovalent binding and molecular recognition. 


Golden, James‎

Professor, Department of Biology

Developmental biology of bacterial microorganisms with an emphasis on the genetic regulation of cellular differentiation and the cell-to-cell signaling mechanisms that control multicellular pattern formation. 


Hamdoun, Amro

Associate Professor of Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Developmental Biology of Marine Organisms, Environmental Toxicology, Physiology of Marine Organisms, Population Genetics and Evolutionary Biology


Hook, Vivian

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Discovery of Protease & Peptide Targets for Drug Discovery in Brain Disorders


Howell, Stephen

Professor of Medicine

The development of novel drugs and drug delivery systems for the treatment of cancer, and on the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the development of drug resistance.  


Jensen, Paul

Researcher, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine  

Microbial distributions and interactions with marine plants and invertebrates. Sequence-based approaches to the discovery of natural products. The distributions, biogeography, and molecular evolution of marine bacteria. Microbial chemical ecology.

Paul Jensen's Research Profile

Latz, Michael‎

Emeritus, Marine Biology Research Division

Interdisciplinary approaches involving biology, chemistry, and physics to study the bioluminescence of marine organisms such as dinoflagellates

Latz Lab

Moore, Bradley

Professor, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine 

Research in the Moore group is focused on the biosynthesis and bioengineering of marine microbial natural products and in the discovery of new enzyme biocatalysts. 

Moore Lab

Nizet, Victor

Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bacterial Pathogenesis & Innate Immunity


Noel, Joseph

Project Scientist, Salk Institute

Enzymology, biosynthesis, structural biology, enzyme engineering, evolution, specialized metabolism, natural products, isoprenoids, polyketides


Taylor, Palmer

Founding and Emeritus Dean Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Molecular Recognition in the Cholinergic Nervous System


Tresguerres, Martin

Assistant Professor, Marine Biology Research Division

Biological Impacts of Climate Change, Coral Reef Biology and Ecology, Life History Strategies and Behaviors,Physiology of Marine Organisms

Martin Tresguerres Profile

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