We study how cells adapt at the molecular level, focusing on the process of translation of cellular genetic information into protein molecules. Our analyses extend from the near-instantaneous cellular responses to environmental stress to the multi-million-year evolutionary divergence of species.

Our research concentrates on massive assembly of proteins and RNA in response to changes in the cellular environment. We exploit our biological discoveries by engineering self-assembling molecules to do useful work.

Our review on how cells use the process of phase separation for sensing, rather than its products, was just accepted at JBC. Congratulations to Haneul and Cat!

Posted 15 Mar 2019 by Allan

Chris successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Katanski, for causing eukaryotic cells to give up their stressful secrets!

Posted 15 Feb 2019 by Allan

Jared got his Ph.D. in Andy Martin’s lab at Berkeley working on the mechanisms of proteasome function.

Posted 04 Sep 2018 by Allan

Sammy is a graduate student in GGSB, the Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology graduate program.

Posted 19 Jul 2018 by Allan