MARC Faculty

The following UC Berkeley faculty have agreed to serve as faculty mentors to our MARC Scholars

Applicants are not limited to this list of faculty mentors

Diana Bautista

Dr. Diana Bautista

Department: Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)

Research Area: Molecular mechanisms of transduction in touch and pain receptors.

Lab Website: http://bautistalab.weebly.com/


George Bentley

Dr. George E. Bentley

Department: Integrative Biology (IB), Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Research Area: Avian reproductive biology, neuroendocrinology and behavior.

Lab Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/bentley/Welcome.html


Paul Fine

Dr. Paul V.A. Fine

Deaprtment: Integrative Biology (IB)

Reasearch Area: Ecology And evolution of habitat specialization within Amazonian trees.

Lab Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/fine/Site/home.html


Gary Firestone

Dr. Gary Firestone

Department: Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB)

Research Area: Molecular endocrinology and tumor biology.

Lab Website: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/firestone/


Tyrone Hayes

Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes

Department: Integrative Biology (IB)

Research Area: Effect of pesticides on amphibian growth and development.

Lab Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/hayest


Daniela Kaufer

Dr. Daniela Kaufer

Department: Integrative Biology (IB), Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute 

Research Area: Stress effects on the reproductive axis, blood brain barrier, hormonal regulation of neurogenesis and alternative splicing in neuronal and organismal stress responses.

Lab Website: http://kauferlab.berkeley.edu/


Eileen Lacey

Dr. Eileen A. Lacey

Department: Integrative Biology (IB)

Research Area: Behavioral ecology, population and evolutionary biology.

Lab Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/lacey/


Terry Machen

Dr. Terry E. Machen

Department: Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)

Research Area: Epithelial transport; cellular and membrane physiology.

Lab Website: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/machen/index.html


James Olzmann

Dr. James A. Olzmann

Department: Nutritional Science and Toxicology

Research Area: The intersecting molecular mechanisms of ER protein quality control and lipid metabolism.

Lab Website: http://nature.berkeley.edu/olzmann/Olzmann_Lab/HOME.html


Lee Riley

Dr. Lee Riley

Department: School of Public Health

Research Area: Pathogenesis of mycobaterial and enteric pathogens. Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis and drug-resistant gran-negative bacterial infections. Field epideniology and international health, focused on slum health.

Lab Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rileylabucberkeley/


Hei Sook Sul

Dr. Hei Sook Sul

Department: Nutritional Science and Toxicology

Research Area: Studies of transcriptional regulation of lipogenic enzymes by feeding/insulin. Identification and structure/function studies of enzymes in lipid metabolism. Identification/functional studies of inhibitors of adipogenesis.

Lab Website: http://nst.berkeley.edu/faculty/hei-sook-sul


Chris Vulpe

Dr. Chris Vulpe

Department: Nutritional Science and Toxicology

Research Area: Copper and iron metabolism, genetic modifiers of iron homeostasis, toxicity pathways, toxicant identification and screening for chemical toxicity.

Lab Website: http://nst.berkeley.edu/faculty/chris-vulpe


David Weisblat

Dr. David A. Weisblat

Department: Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB)

Research Area: TGF-beta and axis formation in Helobdella leeches.

Lab Website: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/weisblat/