University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center


Directors and staff of the Small Molecule Discovery Shared Resource have a combined 30+ years of industrial drug discovery and 45+ years of academic drug discovery experience.

Principal Investigators

Michelle Arkin

Michelle Arkin, PhD

Faculty Co-Director

Adam Renslo

Adam Renslo, PhD

Faculty Co-Director


Ninwe Maraha

Ninwe Maraha, PhD

Laboratory Manager

Kazuko Olson

Kazuko Olson

Administrative Officer

Senior Scientists

Kenny Ang

Kenny Ang, PhD

Specialist, Biological Screening

Clifford Bryant

Clifford Bryant, MS

Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry

Steven Chen

Steven Chen

Specialist, High-Throughput Screening

Julia Davies

Julia Davies

Specialist, Bioinformatics Programmer

Priya Jaishankar

Priya Jaishankar, MS

Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry

Greg Lee

Greg Lee, PhD

Specialist, Biophysics


Sarine Markossian, PhD

Specialist, Cell Biology and Cell-Based Assay Development

Jeff Neitz

Jeff Neitz, PhD

Associate Director, Hit-to-lead Chemistry

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson, PhD

Associate Director, Screening