Ph.D. Cell Biology, UCSF
B.S. Biology, MIT
Arash became interested in magnetosomes while a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Dianne Newman's laboratory at Caltech. In 2005 he joined the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley where he is now a Professor. He holds an Affiliated Professor position in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, is a faculty of the UC Berkeley Synthetic Biology Institute and a QB3 affiliate.
Ph.D. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Institut Armand-Frappier
Juan is interested in the biogenesis of bacterial organelles. Specifically, the size regulation, protein localization and chain organization of magnetosomes.
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Montana State University
Carly is interested in diverse bacterial organelles, such as the magnetosomes and ferrosomes of Desulfovibrio magneticus RS-1.
B.S. Emory University
Hayley is interested in how magnetotactic bacteria are able to produce magnetosomes in response to a changing environment.
B.A. Williams College
Hector is interested in the cell biology and physiological relevance of ferrosomes in Rhodopseudomonas palustris, a purple non-sulfur bacterium.
M.S. San Francisco State University
Virginia is studying the genes responsible for the irregular bullet shaped magnetite crystals synthesized in Desulfovibrio magneticus RS-1.
B.S. Indiana University
Carson is interested in how magnetosomes are assembled. Specifically, he is studying how magnetosome proteins localize to the magnetosome membrane. He hopes his research will uncover processes important to bacterial compartment synthesis.
B.S. University of California, Berkeley
Sunaya is working with Carly to understand the function of ferrosomes and is interested in learning more about unique cellular storage systems used in iron homeostasis.
Alex works with Hector investigating the cell biology of ferrosomes in Rhodopseudomonas palustris.