Jonathan Weissman, PhD

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Jonathan Weissman, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF

Jonathan.Weissman@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-7642
Box 2542, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-2542

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Education

Harvard College, A.B., 06/1988, Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 05/1993, Physics


Professional Experience

  • 1993-1996
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Structural/Biochemical Studies of GroEL, Yale University 
  • 1996-2000
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF
  • 2000-2003
    Associate Professor, Departments of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, and Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF 
  • 2000-present
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003-present
    Professor, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Vice-chair of Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF
  • 2014-present
    Co-Director of Innovative Genomics Initiative of Berkeley and UCSF
  • 2016-present
    Presidents Advisory Committee of the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

Honors & Awards

  • 1988
    Summa cum laude in Physics, Harvard University
  • 1988
    NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • 1996
    David and Lucile Packard Fellowship
  • 1997
    Searle Scholars Program Fellowship
  • 2004
    Protein Society’s Irving Sigal Young Investigator’s Award
  • 2008
    Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
  • 2009
    Member National Academy of Sciences USA
  • 2009
    David Perlman Award Lecturer of the ACS
  • 2009
    Fellow American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2013
    Marshall Nirenberg Lecturer, National Institutes of Health
  • 2013
    Bashour Distinguished Lecturer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • 2014
    Max Planck Distinguished Seminar, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Developmental Biology
  • 2014
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Research Day 2014 Lecturer, Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer in Basic Science, UCSF
  • 2015
    National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery
  • 2015
    12th Annual Albert L. Lehninger Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015
    Keith R. Porter Lecture Award, American Society for Cell Biology
  • 2016
    Frank H. Westheimer Prize Lecture, Harvard University

Selected Publications

  1. Dunn JG, Weissman JS. Plastid: nucleotide-resolution analysis of next-generation sequencing and genomics data. BMC Genomics. 2016 Nov 22; 17(1):958.
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  2. Stewart-Ornstein J, Chen S, Bhatnagar R, Weissman JS, El-Samad H. Model-guided optogenetic study of PKA signaling in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jan 01; 28(1):221-227.
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  3. Horlbeck MA, Gilbert LA, Villalta JE, Adamson B, Pak RA, Chen Y, Fields AP, Park CY, Corn JE, Kampmann M, Weissman JS. Compact and highly active next-generation libraries for CRISPR-mediated gene repression and activation. Elife. 2016 Sep 23; 5.
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  4. Sabnis AJ, Guerriero CJ, Olivas V, Sayana A, Shue J, Flanagan J, Asthana S, Paton AW, Paton JC, Gestwicki JE, Walter P, Weissman JS, Wipf P, Brodsky JL, Bivona TG. Combined chemical-genetic approach identifies cytosolic HSP70 dependence in rhabdomyosarcoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 9; 113(32):9015-20.
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  5. Nguyen DP, Miyaoka Y, Gilbert LA, Mayerl SJ, Lee BH, Weissman JS, Conklin BR, Wells JA. Ligand-binding domains of nuclear receptors facilitate tight control of split CRISPR activity. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:12009.
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  6. Braun CJ, Bruno PM, Horlbeck MA, Gilbert LA, Weissman JS, Hemann MT. Versatile in vivo regulation of tumor phenotypes by dCas9-mediated transcriptional perturbation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jul 5; 113(27):E3892-900.
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  7. Leonetti MD, Sekine S, Kamiyama D, Weissman JS, Huang B. A scalable strategy for high-throughput GFP tagging of endogenous human proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jun 21; 113(25):E3501-8.
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  8. Liu SJ, Nowakowski TJ, Pollen AA, Lui JH, Horlbeck MA, Attenello FJ, He D, Weissman JS, Kriegstein AR, Diaz AA, Lim DA. Single-cell analysis of long non-coding RNAs in the developing human neocortex. Genome Biol. 2016; 17(1):67.
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  9. Kamiyama D, Sekine S, Barsi-Rhyne B, Hu J, Chen B, Gilbert LA, Ishikawa H, Leonetti MD, Marshall WF, Weissman JS, Huang B. Versatile protein tagging in cells with split fluorescent protein. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:11046.
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  10. Horlbeck MA, Witkowsky LB, Guglielmi B, Replogle JM, Gilbert LA, Villalta JE, Torigoe SE, Tjian R, Weissman JS. Nucleosomes impede Cas9 access to DNA in vivo and in vitro. Elife. 2016; 5.
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  11. Mandegar MA, Huebsch N, Frolov EB, Shin E, Truong A, Olvera MP, Chan AH, Miyaoka Y, Holmes K, Spencer CI, Judge LM, Gordon DE, Eskildsen TV, Villalta JE, Horlbeck MA, Gilbert LA, Krogan NJ, Sheikh SP, Weissman JS, Qi LS, So PL, Conklin BR. CRISPR Interference Efficiently Induces Specific and Reversible Gene Silencing in Human iPSCs. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 Apr 7; 18(4):541-53.
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  12. Fields AP, Rodriguez EH, Jovanovic M, Stern-Ginossar N, Haas BJ, Mertins P, Raychowdhury R, Hacohen N, Carr SA, Ingolia NT, Regev A, Weissman JS. A Regression-Based Analysis of Ribosome-Profiling Data Reveals a Conserved Complexity to Mammalian Translation. Mol Cell. 2015 Dec 3; 60(5):816-27.
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  13. Anderson DJ, Le Moigne R, Djakovic S, Kumar B, Rice J, Wong S, Wang J, Yao B, Valle E, Kiss von Soly S, Madriaga A, Soriano F, Menon MK, Wu ZY, Kampmann M, Chen Y, Weissman JS, Aftab BT, Yakes FM, Shawver L, Zhou HJ, Wustrow D, Rolfe M. Targeting the AAA ATPase p97 as an Approach to Treat Cancer through Disruption of Protein Homeostasis. Cancer Cell. 2015 Nov 9; 28(5):653-65.
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  14. Acosta-Alvear D, Cho MY, Wild T, Buchholz TJ, Lerner AG, Simakova O, Hahn J, Korde N, Landgren O, Maric I, Choudhary C, Walter P, Weissman JS, Kampmann M. Paradoxical resistance of multiple myeloma to proteasome inhibitors by decreased levels of 19S proteasomal subunits. Elife. 2015; 4.
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  15. Tanenbaum ME, Stern-Ginossar N, Weissman JS, Vale RD. Regulation of mRNA translation during mitosis. Elife. 2015; 4.
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  16. Kampmann M, Horlbeck MA, Chen Y, Tsai JC, Bassik MC, Gilbert LA, Villalta JE, Kwon SC, Chang H, Kim VN, Weissman JS. Next-generation libraries for robust RNA interference-based genome-wide screens. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 30; 112(26):E3384-91.
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  17. Jan CH, Williams CC, Weissman JS. LOCAL TRANSLATION. Response to Comment on "Principles of ER cotranslational translocation revealed by proximity-specific ribosome profiling". Science. 2015 Jun 12; 348(6240):1217.
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  18. Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110ß isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3Cß(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 3; 35(9):1198-205.
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  19. Sidrauski C, Tsai JC, Kampmann M, Hearn BR, Vedantham P, Jaishankar P, Sokabe M, Mendez AS, Newton BW, Tang EL, Verschueren E, Johnson JR, Krogan NJ, Fraser CS, Weissman JS, Renslo AR, Walter P. Pharmacological dimerization and activation of the exchange factor eIF2B antagonizes the integrated stress response. Elife. 2015; 4:e07314.
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  20. Kampmann M, Bassik MC, Weissman JS. Corrigendum: functional genomics platform for pooled screening and generation of mammalian genetic interaction maps. Nat Protoc. 2015 Apr; 10(4):643.
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