University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Thomas Kornberg, PhD

Thomas Kornberg, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Genetics


Juilliard School of Music
Columbia College, B.A., 1970, Biology
Columbia University, Ph.D., 1973, Biochemistry
Princeton University, postdoctoral, 1973-1975, Biochemistry
Cambridge MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, postdoctoral, 1975-1976, Developmental Genetics

Professional Experience

  • 1976-1977
    Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1986-present
    Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1978
    American Cancer Society Career Development Award
  • 2001
    Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

  1. Kornberg TB. Macrophages Help Cells Connect to Pattern Zebrafish Stripes. Dev Cell. 2017 03 27; 40(6):520-521.
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  2. Kornberg TB, Roy S. Communicating by touch--neurons are not alone. Trends Cell Biol. 2014 Jun; 24(6):370-6.
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  3. Xu EY, Lee DF, Klebes A, Turek PJ, Kornberg TB, Reijo Pera RA. Human BOULE gene rescues meiotic defects in infertile flies. Hum Mol Genet. 2003 Jan 15; 12(2):169-75.
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