Welcome!


Our research laboratory is located in the mission bay campus of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. We are part of the vibrant research communities in the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Innovative Genomics Institute (Berkeley) and Department of Physiology at UCSF. We use genetically tractable nematode C. elegans and unconventional model systems (e.g. cells from extreme hibernator Arctic ground squirrels) to study how genes control life processes in homeostasis, dormancy and responses to extreme physical chemical conditions, including changes in temperature and oxygen levels.

Please see our Research and Publication pages for more details and Contact us if you have questions or are interested in (student, postdoc or tech) positions in the lab.