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Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD


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Associate Director

Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program


Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF School of Medicine

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My research group aims to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms, regulation, and biological functions of methyl group addition to proteins and RNA. Methylation, a common post-transcriptional and post-translational modification, has a profound effect on the regulation of fundamental biological processes such as gene expression, cellular localization, and RNA structure and function.  Deregulation of methylation is associated with a wide range of diseases. The enzymatic regulation of methyl group addition and removal provides an opportunity for therapeutic intervention. We seek to understand the molecular mechanisms that control methylation, and develop chemical probes to interrogate the pathophysiological function of enzymes that regulate this modification.


Mailing/delivery address:
Danica Fujimori, PhD
CCB Graduate Program Associate Director
600 16th Street, Rm N572E, Box 2280
San Francisco, CA 94143

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 415-514-0147
Lab: http://fujimorilab.ucsf.edu