Comparative Biochemistry

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Comparative Biochemistry administers the PhD degree for students interested in a biochemical and molecular approach to problems in the biological sciences. Students work under the supervision of faculty from diverse disciplines, including Molecular and Cell Biology; Nutritional Science and Toxicology; Plant and Microbial Biology; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Public Health; and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Comparative Biochemistry.

Graduate Program

Comparative Biochemistry: PhD

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Courses

Comparative Biochemistry

COMPBIO 294 Comparative Biochemistry Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the research activities conducted by faculty members of the Graduate Group in Comparative Biochemistry. The lectures will cover a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics reflecting the breadth of the Group. An important goal of this course is to enhance intellectual and collaborative interactions between students and faculty of the Graduate Group by increasing awareness of the range
of research projects. The course will be conducted in a seminar format and is required for students new to the Graduate Group. It is also recommended for advanced students currently in the Group.
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COMPBIO 299 Graduate Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Graduate student research.

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

+ Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Professor. Molecular basis of cell surface interactions, eukaryotic genomes, glycosylation.
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Steven Brenner, Professor. Molecular biology, computational biology, evolutionary biology, bioengineering, structural genomics, computational genomics, cellular activity, cellular functions, personal genomics.
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George A. Brooks, Professor. Exercise & environmental physiology, metabolism, lactate shuttle, crossover concept, lactate, lactic acidosis, traumatic brain injury, obesity, diabetes, the Warburg Effect in cancer, aging biology, isotope tracer technology, arterial-venous difference measurements, clamp technology, muscle biopsies, cell culture, mitochondrial biogenesis, energy substrate partitioning, carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, fatty acid reesterification, menopause.
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Bob B. Buchanan, Professor. Biotechnology, environmental policy, plant biology, thioredoxin.
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John E. Casida, Professor. Pesticides, insect biology, environmental science, pest management, molecular toxicology.
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Peter H. Duesberg, Professor. Genetic structure of retroviruses, carcinogenesis, aneuploidy, virology, HIV-AIDS.
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Lin He, Assistant Professor.

Ian Holmes, Assistant Professor. Computational biology.
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Sung-Hou Kim, Professor. Computational genomics, Structural Biology, drug discovery, disease genomics.
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Jack F. Kirsch, Professor. Enzymology, directed evolution, drug discovery.
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Isao Kubo, Professor. Agriculture, insect biology, pest management.
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John Kuriyan, Professor. Structural and functional studies of signal transduction, DNA replication, cancer therapies, phosphorylation.
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Lexin Li, Associate Professor.

Stuart M. Linn, Professor. Biology, enzymology of DNA metabolism, DNA repair and replication in mammalian cells, mechanisms of DNA damage by reactive oxygen species, structure of iron: DNA complexes, DNA damage and repair, DNA polymerases.
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Fenyong Liu, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
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Anastasios Melis, Professor. Photosynthesis, Metabolic Engineering, bioenergy.
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Daniel S. Rokhsar, Professor. Biology, collective phenomena and ordering in condensed matter and biological systems, theoretical modeling, computational modeling, behavior of quantum fluids, cold atomic gases, high temperature superconductors, Fermi and Bose systems.
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Randy W. Schekman, Professor. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, organelle assembly, intracellular protein transport, assembly of cellular organelles, Alzheimer's Disease.
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Barry Shane, Professor. Plant biology, health and nutrition, nutritional sciences and toxicology.
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Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
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Yun Song, Associate Professor. Computational biology, population genomics, applied probability and statistics.
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Hei Sook Sul, Professor. Plant biology, health and nutrition, nutritional sciences & toxicology.
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Christopher D. Vulpe, Professor. Genetics, genomics, ecotoxicology, gene expression, water quality, copper, iron, toxicology, susceptibility, environmental, ecotoxicogenomics.
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Nir Yosef, Assistant Professor. Computational biology.
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Emeritus Faculty

Bruce N. Ames, Professor Emeritus. Molecular biology, cancer, aging, mitochondrial decay, oxidants and antioxidants, micronutrient deficiencies and DNA damage, chronic inflammation and cancer.
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Nancy Amy, Professor Emeritus. Nutritional science and toxicology, nutrition, cell metabolism, trace elements.
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George W. Chang, Professor Emeritus. Microbial biology, health and nutrition, food safety.
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Ben De Lumen, Professor Emeritus. Cancer prevention, academic enterpreneurship.
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Montgomery Slatkin, Professor Emeritus. Evolutionary theory, genetic evolution, natural populations of plants and animals populations, human populations, natural selection structure genomes.
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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Comparative Biochemistry

324 Barker Hall

Phone: 510-643-1711

compar.biochem@berkeley.edu

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Group Chair

Fenyong Liu, PhD (School of Public Health)

liu_fy@berkeley.edu

Head Graduate Adviser

Andreas Stahl

Phone: 510-642-6900

astahl@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Phong Trang

324 Barker Hall MC #7354

Phone: 510-643-1711

Fax: 643-0896

compar.biochem@berkeley.edu

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