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Tanja Kortemme, PhD


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Biophysics Graduate Program


Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine

Faculty affiliation

California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at UCSF



My laboratory develops approaches to design new biological functions.  We aim to learn how to engineer proteins and their interactions to operate correctly in complex biological contexts, and to utilize design and engineering to probe fundamental relationships of molecular characteristics, cellular behavior, and organismal fitness.  Our work spans computational method development, experimental biophysics, and functional studies in bacterial, yeast, and mammalian cell systems.  Our laboratory consists of graduate students and postdocs with backgrounds in physics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, and biology.


Mailing/delivery address:
Tanja Kortemme, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Director, Biophysics Graduate Program
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Byers Hall, MC 2530
1700 4th Street, Room 308E
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-514-1368