Faculty

The chemical biology community at UC Davis includes a large group of productive, well funded and collaborative faculty members with a strong history of mentoring pre-doctoral students. Our faculty comprises 29 trainers with primary appointments in six different departments across five different colleges.


Alphabetical Listing

  • James Ames | Biophysical chemistry and structural biology
  • Shota Atsumi | Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  • Peter Beal | Nucleic acids chemical biology
  • R. David Britt | Biological and synthetic energy catalysis, metalloenzymes, EPR spectroscopy
  • Xi Chen | Chemical biology/glycoscience
  • Sheila David | Chemical biology of DNA repair
  • Oliver Fiehn | Mass spectrometry and computation chemistry for metabolomics
  • Andrew Fisher | Protein structure-function and X-ray crystallography
  • Annaliese Franz | Organic synthesis, catalysis, and biofuels
  • Christopher Fraser | Cellular and viral mRNA translation in humans
  • Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague | Natural products synthesis, tea chemistry, and phytoceuticals
  • David Goodin | Metalloenzyme structure and function
  • Bruce Hammock | Biological chemistry of regulatory lipids, medicinal chemistry
  • Marie Heffern | Bioinorganic chemistry in nutrition and diseases, chemical biology and imaging
  • J. Clark Lagarias | Structure, function and evolution of bilin-based photoreceptors
  • Kit Lam | Lymphoma, targeted therapy for cancer, molecular imaging, drug development and combinatorial chemistry
  • Delmar Larsen | Photoactivated dynamics in sensory proteins and photocatalysis
  • Carlito Lebrilla | Bioanalytical mass spectrometry
  • Angelique Louie (Biomedical Engineering) | Molecular imaging and novel imaging probes
  • David Olson | Organic synthesis and chemical neuroscience
  • David SegalGenome engineering tools and therapeutics
  • Jared Shaw | Synthetic methods, natural products, chemical biology
  • Justin Siegel | Computational enzyme design
  • Alexei Stuchebrukhov | Electron and proton transfer dynamics in condensed phases
  • Julie Sutcliffe | Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Dean Tantillo | Theoretical organic chemistry, natural products biosynthesis
  • Michael Toney | Enzyme catalysis, functional genomics, and biofuel cells
  • David Wilson | Structural biochemistry
  • Heike Wulff | Design of potassium channel modulators

 

By Graduate Group Affiliation

The faculty listings below are sorted by graduate group affiliations. Graduate groups embody the collaborative spirit of discovery at UC Davis by bringing together scholars from different areas of study who share common research interests, which means many of our faculty belong to more than one graduate program.

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Shota Atsumi | Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering 
    Peter Beal | Nucleic acids chemical biology
    Sheila David | Chemical biology of DNA repair
    Oliver Fiehn | Mass spectrometry and computation chemistry for metabolomics
    Andrew Fisher | Protein structure-function and X-ray crystallography
    Annaliese Franz | Organic synthesis, catalysis, and biofuels
    Christopher Fraser | Cellular and viral mRNA translation in humans
    Bruce Hammock | Biological chemistry of regulatory lipids, medicinal chemistry
    J. Clark Lagarias | Structure, function and evolution of bilin-based photoreceptors
    David Segal Genome engineering tools and therapeutics
    Jared Shaw | Synthetic methods, natural products, chemical biology
    David Wilson | Structural biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Kit Lam | Lymphoma, targeted therapy for cancer, molecular imaging, drug development and combinatorial chemistry
    Angelique Louie | Molecular imaging and novel imaging probes
    Julie Sutcliffe | Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • James Ames | Biophysical chemistry and structural biology
    R. David Britt | Biological and synthetic energy catalysis, metalloenzymes, EPR spectroscopy
    Andrew Fisher | Protein structure-function and X-ray crystallography
    David Goodin | Metalloenzyme structure and function
    Delmar Larsen | Photoactivated dynamics in sensory proteins and photocatalysis
    Justin Siegel | Computational enzyme design
    Alexei Stuchebrukhov | Electron and proton transfer dynamics in condensed phases
    Michael Toney | Enzyme catalysis, functional genomics, and biofuel cells
    David Wilson | Structural biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • James Ames | Biophysical chemistry and structural biology
    Shota Atsumi | Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
    Peter Beal | Nucleic acids chemical biology
    R. David Britt | Biological and synthetic energy catalysis, metalloenzymes, EPR spectroscopy
    Xi Chen | Chemical biology/glycoscience
    Sheila David | Chemical biology of DNA repair
    Oliver Fiehn | Mass spectrometry and computation chemistry for metabolomics
    Andrew Fisher | Protein structure-function and X-ray crystallography
    Annaliese Franz | Organic synthesis, catalysis, and biofuels
    Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague | Natural products synthesis, tea chemistry, and phytoceuticals
    David Goodin Metalloenzyme structure and function
    Marie Heffern | Bioinorganic chemistry in nutrition and diseases, chemical biology and imaging
    J. Clark Lagarias | Structure, function and evolution of bilin-based photoreceptors
    Kit Lam | Lymphoma, targeted therapy for cancer, molecular imaging, drug development and combinatorial chemistry
    Delmar Larsen | Photoactivated dynamics in sensory proteins and photocatalysis
    Carlito Lebrilla | Bioanalytical mass spectrometry
    Angelique Louie | Molecular imaging and novel imaging probes
    David Olson | Organic synthesis and chemical neuroscience
    Jared Shaw | Synthetic methods, natural products, chemical biology
    Justin Siegel | Computational enzyme design
    Alexei Stuchebrukhov | Electron and proton transfer dynamics in condensed phases
    Dean Tantillo  | Theoretical organic chemistry, natural products biosynthesis
    Michael Toney | Enzyme catalysis, functional genomics, and biofuel cells
    Heike Wulff | Design of potassium channel modulators
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Sheila David | Chemical biology of DNA repair
    Oliver Fiehn | Mass spectrometry and computation chemistry for metabolomics
    Bruce Hammock | Biological chemistry of regulatory lipids, medicinal chemistry
    Kit Lam | Lymphoma, targeted therapy for cancer, molecular imaging, drug development and combinatorial chemistry
    David Segal Genome engineering tools and therapeutics
    Heike Wulff | Design of potassium channel modulators