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Dr. Krogan’s research group develops and uses tools, such as genetic “maps,” to explore the inner workings of cells, including the multitude of proteins and genes and their relationships to each other. In addition, they use these tools to understand how infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and dengue, change the functioning of the cells they infect to replicate and spread. Understanding how the disease organisms hijack normal cellular processes can help in the development of targeted therapies to prevent or stem infections.
In 2009, Dr. Krogan was named a Distinguished Young Scholar by the W. M. Keck Foundation. His other awards and honors include the Hannah Farkas-Himsley and Alexander Memorial Award, the L.W. Macpherson Microbiology Award and the Searle Scholar Award. In 2008, ScienceWatch.com named Dr. Krogan among the Top 25 authors of the most high-impact research papers in the fields of molecular biology and genetics.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Krogan earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Regina, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. He earned a PhD in medical genetics from the University of Toronto.
I am very excited to be part of both the Gladstone Institutes and QB3@UCSF. I feel this is a unique opportunity to utilize the systems approaches that are being developed at QB3@UCSF in collaboration with many scientists at the Gladstone Institutes to study important biomedical problems, including specific cardiovascular disease states and infection by pathogens such as HIV and HCV.