Associate Director Danica Galonić Fujimori, PhD


Joint appointment

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy

Faculty affiliation

California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at UCSF

Other graduate program affiliations

About my work

Research in the Fujimori Lab 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.

Contact info

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