UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Joseph DeRisi, PhD

Professor, Co-president CZ Biohub

Dr. Joseph DeRisi is recognized as an early pioneer in functional genomics. The DeRisi lab leverages various genomic technologies for the study of infectious diseases, including Plasmodium falciparum and RNA viruses. With regard to malaria, the DeRisi lab focuses on both the basic science of the parasite in addition to drug development and drug target identification. Recently, the DeRisi lab has also been exploring the etiology of meningitis and encephalitis through next generation sequencing. Joseph DeRisi received a B.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University working with Dr. Patrick O. Brown. He is Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics here at the University of California, San Francisco, and he currently holds the Gordon Tomkins Chair. In 2004, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.

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