UCSF Laboratory of Andrej Sali QB3

Lab Members

Former Lab Members

Group Leader

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Andrej Sali


Administrative Assistant

Steve Ha


Ignacia Echeverria

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Structural modeling and analysis of pathogen-host complexes using integrative techniques.

Sai Ganesan

Postdoctoral Scholar

Nikita Chopra

Postdoctoral Scholar

Seung Joong Kim

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Biological SAXS (Small Angle X-ray Scattering) experiments
  • Integration of SAXS data into structural and homology modeling of proteins and their assemblies

Barak Raveh

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • My aim is to create a data-driven model of nucelocytoplasmic transport through the Nuclear Pore Complex, based on multiple sources of experimental data.

Daniel Saltzberg

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Structural modelling of intermediate states in the aggregation pathway of Abeta using integrative techniques.
  • Development and implementation of structural restraints for hydrogen-deuterium exchange data.

Kate Stafford

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Ligand discovery applied to orphan GPCRs
  • Structural modeling and systems pharmacology of GPCR-mediated signaling

Shruthi Viswanath

Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Determining the structure of the spindle pole body (SPB) complex by integrative modeling using data from crystallography, SAXS, cryo-EM, ET, FRET and proteomics experiments

Graduate Students

Seth Axen

Graduate Student
Graduate Program in Biological and Medical Informatics
  • Integrative modeling of protein ensembles and dynamics

Sara Calhoun

Graduate Student
Graduate Program in Biophysics
  • Refinement of protein binding sites in comparative models.
  • Comparative modeling of glutathionine S-transferases.

Ilan Chemmama

Graduate Student
Graduate Program in Biophysics
  • Integration of various sources of data for characterizing ensemble of states.
  • Mapping of energy landscape from ensemble of states.

Charles Greenberg

Graduate Student
Graduate Program in Biological and Medical Informatics
  • Developing techniques to evaluate the accuracy of protein models derived from electron microscopy studies
  • Modeling transport through the nuclear pore complex
  • Creating new ways of representing non-atomistic models of biological structures

Adrian Stecula

Graduate Student
Graduate Group in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
  • Intelligent design of novel ligands of SLC family members using structure-based approaches.
  • Modeling of biological pathway and transporter interactions using systems pharmacology-based approaches.

Scientific Programmers

Ben Webb

Academic Coordinator
  • Development of the Modeller package for comparative modeling.
  • Development of the IMP platform for assemblies and modeling.
  • Refinement of protein structure models.
  • Systems administration.
Andrej Sali, PhD, Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences; Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; School of Pharmacy, University of California at San Francisco, UCSF MC 2552, Mission Bay, Byers Hall, 1700 4th Street, Suite 503B, San Francisco, CA 94143, Tel +1 (415) 514-4227, Fax +1 (415) 514-4231, 4234, , Web http://www.salilab.org