UCSF

Director Jason Gestwicki, PhD

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Joint appointments

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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

About my research

Research in the Gestwicki Lab studies how molecular chaperones maintain protein homeostasis. This question is important because imbalances in protein homeostasis are linked to a number of incurable diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders. Molecular chaperones regulate all aspects of a protein’s lifecycle, including its expression, folding, trafficking and degradation. However, it isn’t yet clear how we might promote the activity of chaperones to cure diseases. Our approach to this question is to develop chemical probes that reveal how chaperones interact with disease-associated proteins.

Contact info

Neuroscience Research Building Box 0518
675 Nelson Rising Ln Rm 311
San Francisco CA 94143

FedEx only: use zip 94158

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415-502-7121