Metabolic Biology

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Metabolic Biology MS and PhD programs provide interdisciplinary training in the theory and techniques of molecular and biochemical metabolic studies of nutrients and phytochemicals, in humans and in mammals that serve as models for humans.

Graduate Program

Metabolic Biology: MS, PhD

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Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

Gregory W. Aponte, Professor. Health and nutrition, nutritional sciences, signaling between the gut and the brain, neuropeptides, G-protein coupled receptors.
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John E. Casida, Professor. Pesticides, insect biology, environmental science, pest management, molecular toxicology.
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Danica Chen, Assistant Professor. Aging, stem cell, diseases of aging.
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Marc Hellerstein, Professor. Plant biology, health and nutrition.
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Sona Kang, Assistant Professor.

Joseph L. Napoli, Professor. Metabolism, nutritional biochemistry, fat-soluble vitamins, retinoids, retinoic acid, retinol, vitamin A, vitamin D, analytical biochemistry.
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Daniel K. Nomura, Associate Professor. Chemical biology, metabolism, toxicology, cancer.
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James Olzmann, Assistant Professor. Ubiquitin, proteasome, lipid droplet, ER-associated degradation, ERAD, metabolism, metabolic 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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Andreas Stahl, Associate Professor. Metabolism, obesity, adipose tissue, brown fat, thermogenesis, tissue engineering, diabetes, fatty acid transport, fatty acid, stem cells.
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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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Jen-Chywan (Wally) Wang, Associate Professor. Steroid hormones, glucocorticoids, molecular physiology, Metabolic Diseases.
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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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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Metabolic Biology

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Group Chair

Jen-Chywan Wang, PhD

walwang@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Faith Enemark

Phone: 510-643-2863

faith@berkeley.edu

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