Current Lab Members
Katherine joined UCSF as a Sandler Fellow in February 2023 in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Chemistry and received her PhD in Chemical Biology from Harvard University in 2022. She studied the structure and dynamics of the B cell co-receptor complex as a co-mentored graduate student with Andrew Kruse and Steve Blacklow.
Biophysics graduate student (co-mentored with Klim Verba)
Kevin got his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating he spent two years as a technician in Rebecca DuBois’ group at UCSC, where he worked on the structural biology underlying cell entry by human astroviruses.
Kevin Alexander Estrada Alamo
Biophysics rotation student
In 2023, Kevin received a B.S. in Biochemistry with honors from Western Washington University. At Western, Kevin was a part of the Jeanine Amacher group doing structural studies on PDZ and SH2 domains. Additionally, Kevin worked at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in the Melody Campbell group, studying integrins using Cryo-EM. Kevin is now a Ph.D. student in the UCSF Biophysics program. Some of Kevin’s hobbies are designing clothes, jewelry, and furniture.
Alyana, a recent graduate of Williams College with a B.A. in Biology, actively participated in two labs during her undergraduate years. Her most recent lab experience was under the guidance of Matt Carter, where she studied the anatomical and functional connectivity between two distinct neural populations in the mouse brain responsible for regulating food intake. She plans to remain here for 2 years before pursuing graduate studies in the fall of 2025.
Biophysics graduate student (co-mentored with Jim Wells)
Tracy grew up in Orange County, CA and went to UC Berkeley for undergrad, where she studied mathematics and biochemistry. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the Heald lab investigating novel regulators of mitotic spindle assembly and in the Narlikar lab studying chromatin phase separation. Outside of science, she enjoys running, reading, backpacking, traveling, and cooking great food with friends.