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Wallace Marshall, PhD


Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF


Phone: (415) 514-4304
Box 2200, San Francisco, CA 94143-2200

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State University of New York at Stony Brook, BE, 1991, Electrical Engineering
State University of New York at Stony Brook, BS, 1991, Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco, PhD, 1997, Biochemistry
Yale University, New Haven CT, Postdoc, 1997-2003, Cell Biology

Professional Experience

  • 2003-2009
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 2009-present
    Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, 1990
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship, 1991 - 1996
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship, 1997 - 2000
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Fellowship, 2000-2003
  • Searle Scholar Award, 2005-2008
  • Dean's Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, 2007, 2008
  • W.M Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research, 2007
  • Herbert Boyer Junior Faculty Endowed Chair, 2009

Selected Publications

  1. Avasthi P, Marshall WF. Ciliary regulation: disassembly takes the spotlight. Curr Biol. 2013 Nov 18; 23(22):R1001-3.
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  2. Marshall WF. Differential geometry meets the cell. Cell. 2013 Jul 18; 154(2):265-6.
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  3. Shih SM, Engel BD, Kocabas F, Bilyard T, Gennerich A, Marshall WF, Yildiz A. Intraflagellar transport drives flagellar surface motility. Elife. 2013; 2:e00744.
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  4. Avasthi P, Marshall W. Ciliary secretion: switching the cellular antenna to 'transmit'. Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 3; 23(11):R471-3.
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  5. Ludington WB, Wemmer KA, Lechtreck KF, Witman GB, Marshall WF. Avalanche-like behavior in ciliary import. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 5; 110(10):3925-30.
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  6. Marshall WF. Methods in Enzymology. Cilia, part B. Preface. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 525:xvii-xix.
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  7. Rompolas P, Azimzadeh J, Marshall WF, King SM. Analysis of ciliary assembly and function in planaria. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 525:245-64.
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  8. Ishikawa H, Marshall WF. Isolation of mammalian primary cilia. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 525:311-25.
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  9. Marshall WF. Methods in Enzymology. Cilia, part A. Preface. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 524:xv-xvii.
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  10. Avasthi P, Marshall WF. Chemical screening methods for flagellar phenotypes in Chlamydomonas. Methods Enzymol. 2013; 525:351-69.
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  11. Marshall WF, Young KD, Swaffer M, Wood E, Nurse P, Kimura A, Frankel J, Wallingford J, Walbot V, Qu X, Roeder AH. What determines cell size? BMC Biol. 2012; 10:101.
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  12. Apte ZS, Marshall WF. Statistical method for comparing the level of intracellular organization between cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 12; 110(11):E1006-15.
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  13. Rafelski SM, Viana MP, Zhang Y, Chan YH, Thorn KS, Yam P, Fung JC, Li H, Costa Lda F, Marshall WF. Mitochondrial network size scaling in budding yeast. Science. 2012 Nov 9; 338(6108):822-4.
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  14. Lim WA, Alvania R, Marshall WF. Cell biology 2.0. Trends Cell Biol. 2012 Dec; 22(12):611-2.
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  15. Tang N, Marshall WF. Centrosome positioning in vertebrate development. J Cell Sci. 2012 Nov 1; 125(Pt 21):4951-61.
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  16. Ludington WB, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Berns MW, Marshall WF. Organelle size equalization by a constitutive process. Curr Biol. 2012 Nov 20; 22(22):2173-9.
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  17. Engel BD, Ishikawa H, Wemmer KA, Geimer S, Wakabayashi K, Hirono M, Craige B, Pazour GJ, Witman GB, Kamiya R, Marshall WF. The role of retrograde intraflagellar transport in flagellar assembly, maintenance, and function. J Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 1; 199(1):151-67.
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  18. Marshall WF. Centriole asymmetry determines algal cell geometry. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2012 Dec; 15(6):632-7.
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  19. Chan YH, Marshall WF. How cells know the size of their organelles. Science. 2012 Sep 7; 337(6099):1186-9.
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  20. Marshall WF. Organelle size control systems: from cell geometry to organelle-directed medicine. Bioessays. 2012 Sep; 34(9):721-4.
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