University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Robert M. Stroud, PhD

Robert M. Stroud, PhD

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry/Biophysics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF


Clare College, U. of Cambridge, U.K., B.A., 1964, Natural Sciences
Clare College, U. of Cambridge, U.K., M.A., 1968, Natural Sciences
Birkbeck College, London University, U.K., Ph.D., 1968, Biological Crystallography

Professional Experience

  • 1973-1975
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cal Tech
  • 1975-1977
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Cal Tech
  • 1977-1979
    Associate Professor of Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 1977-1979
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF
  • 1979-present
    Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1961-1964
    State Scholar, University of Cambridge, England
  • 1965-1968
    Moulton Trust Fellow, University of London
  • 1972-1977
    National Institutes of Health Career Development Award
  • 1975-1977
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow
  • 1984
    DeWitt Stetton Jr. Lecturer of the National Institutes of Health
  • 1988-1989
    President, Biophysical Society of the United States
  • 1988
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (United Kingdom)
  • 1993-2004
    The Editor, Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure
  • 1997
    Member National Committee for the IUPAB
  • 1998
    Founding Fellow of the Biophysical Society of the United States
  • 2003
    Member of the National Academies of Science (NAS)
  • 2004
    Tenth Annual Lectureship on Applications of Molecular Biology to Biomedical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2005
    The 'Fred Richards' Lecturer at Yale University
  • 2006
    The 'Friedman' Lecturer Rutgers University

Selected Publications

  1. Vecchio AJ, Stroud RM. Claudin-9 structures reveal mechanism for toxin-induced gut barrier breakdown. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Aug 21.
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  2. Torres SE, Gallagher CM, Plate L, Gupta M, Liem CR, Guo X, Tian R, Stroud RM, Kampmann M, Weissman JS, Walter P. Ceapins block the unfolded protein response sensor ATF6a by inducing a neomorphic inter-organelle tether. Elife. 2019 May 31; 8.
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  3. Leano JB, Batarni S, Eriksen J, Juge N, Pak JE, Kimura-Someya T, Robles-Colmenares Y, Moriyama Y, Stroud RM, Edwards RH. Structures suggest a mechanism for energy coupling by a family of organic anion transporters. PLoS Biol. 2019 May; 17(5):e3000260.
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  4. Crane MJ, Petrone A, Beck RA, Lim MB, Zhou X, Li X, Stroud RM, Pauzauskie PJ. High-pressure, high-temperature molecular doping of nanodiamond. Sci Adv. 2019 May; 5(5):eaau6073.
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  5. Vecchio AJ, Stroud RM. High-Throughput Nano-Scale Characterization of Membrane Proteins Using Fluorescence-Detection Size-Exclusion Chromatography. Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 2025:361-388.
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  6. Kintzer AF, Green EM, Dominik PK, Bridges M, Armache JP, Deneka D, Kim SS, Hubbell W, Kossiakoff AA, Cheng Y, Stroud RM. Structural basis for activation of voltage sensor domains in an ion channel TPC1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 09 25; 115(39):E9095-E9104.
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  7. Chen SH, Jang GM, Hüttenhain R, Gordon DE, Du D, Newton BW, Johnson JR, Hiatt J, Hultquist JF, Johnson TL, Liu YL, Burton LA, Ye J, Reichermeier KM, Stroud RM, Marson A, Debnath J, Gross JD, Krogan NJ. CRL4AMBRA1 targets Elongin C for ubiquitination and degradation to modulate CRL5 signaling. EMBO J. 2018 Sep 14; 37(18).
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  8. Kumar H, Finer-Moore JS, Jiang X, Smirnova I, Kasho V, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Kaback HR, Stroud RM. Crystal Structure of a ligand-bound LacY-Nanobody Complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 08 28; 115(35):8769-8774.
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  9. Finer-Moore JS, Lee TT, Stroud RM. A Single Mutation Traps a Half-Sites Reactive Enzyme in Midstream, Explaining Asymmetry in Hydride Transfer. Biochemistry. 2018 05 15; 57(19):2786-2795.
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  10. Kintzer AF, Stroud RM. On the structure and mechanism of two-pore channels. FEBS J. 2018 01; 285(2):233-243.
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  11. Nöll A, Thomas C, Herbring V, Zollmann T, Barth K, Mehdipour AR, Tomasiak TM, Brüchert S, Joseph B, Abele R, Oliéric V, Wang M, Diederichs K, Hummer G, Stroud RM, Pos KM, Tampé R. Crystal structure and mechanistic basis of a functional homolog of the antigen transporter TAP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 01 24; 114(4):E438-E447.
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  12. Galilee M, Britan-Rosich E, Griner SL, Uysal S, Baumgärtel V, Lamb DC, Kossiakoff AA, Kotler M, Stroud RM, Marx A, Alian A. The Preserved HTH-Docking Cleft of HIV-1 Integrase Is Functionally Critical. Structure. 2016 11 01; 24(11):1936-1946.
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  13. Thurtle-Schmidt BH, Stroud RM. Structure of Bor1 supports an elevator transport mechanism for SLC4 anion exchangers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 09 20; 113(38):10542-6.
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  14. Kapoor K, Finer-Moore JS, Pedersen BP, Caboni L, Waight A, Hillig RC, Bringmann P, Heisler I, Müller T, Siebeneicher H, Stroud RM. Mechanism of inhibition of human glucose transporter GLUT1 is conserved between cytochalasin B and phenylalanine amides. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 26; 113(17):4711-6.
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  15. Kintzer AF, Stroud RM. Structure, inhibition and regulation of two-pore channel TPC1 from Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature. 2016 Mar 10; 531(7593):258-62.
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  16. Boswell-Casteel RC, Johnson JM, Stroud RM, Hays FA. Integral Membrane Protein Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1432:163-86.
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  17. Chaudhary S, Saha S, Thamminana S, Stroud RM. Small-Scale Screening to Large-Scale Over-Expression of Human Membrane Proteins for Structural Studies. Methods Mol Biol. 2016; 1432:203-21.
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  18. Finer-Moore J, Czudnochowski N, O'Connell JD, Wang AL, Stroud RM. Crystal Structure of the Human tRNA m(1)A58 Methyltransferase-tRNA(3)(Lys) Complex: Refolding of Substrate tRNA Allows Access to the Methylation Target. J Mol Biol. 2015 Dec 04; 427(24):3862-76.
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  19. Johri AK, Oelmüller R, Dua M, Yadav V, Kumar M, Tuteja N, Varma A, Bonfante P, Persson BL, Stroud RM. Fungal association and utilization of phosphate by plants: success, limitations, and future prospects. Front Microbiol. 2015; 6:984.
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  20. Kumar H, Finer-Moore JS, Kaback HR, Stroud RM. Structure of LacY with an a-substituted galactoside: Connecting the binding site to the protonation site. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jul 21; 112(29):9004-9.
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