Dr. Weissman is also Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his undergraduate physics degree from Harvard College. After obtaining a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Peter Kim, Dr. Weissman pursued postdoctoral fellowship training in Arthur Horwich's laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine. He was recently awarded the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Jonathan Weissman is looking at how cells ensure that proteins fold into their correct shape, as well as the role of protein misfolding in disease and normal physiology. He is also developing experimental and analytical approaches for exploring the organizational principles of biological systems.
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