UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Peter Walter, PhD


Dr. Peter Walter, a Molecular Biologist, Biochemist and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, leads a lab that seeks a molecular understanding of how cells control the quality of their proteins and organelles during homeostasis and stress. They are identifying the machinery and mechanisms that ensure proper protein synthesis, folding, and targeting, as well as the pathways that allow organelles to communicate and regulate their abundance. Additionally, they aim to understand how the rewiring of these processes leads to, or prevents the progression of disease. His aboratory uses a diverse array of techniques, ranging from biochemical reconstitution to genetics, to fuel our search for fundamental discoveries in cell biology.

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