Research Summary

I manage the Office of Research Development and Strategy to provide support in the following areas within the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC):
1. Research Activities: provide administrative and financial support to HDFCCC research programs and shared resources, report on activities, define metrics of success
2. Research Development and Administration: manage submission and pre- and post-award activities of the $8M/year NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, manage robust intramural awards program, provide grant support to submissions that align with HDFCCC missions and goals, collect relevant data for reporting and defining metrics of success
3. Research Strategy: operationalize strategic planning process and other internal leadership activities, bolster transdisciplinary, translational, collaborative research


University of Rochester, BS,  Biochemistry, 2003
Weill Cornell Medical College, PhD, Pharmacology, 2008
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,  Postdoctoral fellowship, Genetics, 2012

Selected Publications

  1. Salazar E, Bank EM, Ramsey N, Hess KC, Deitsch KW, Levin LR, Buck J. Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum adenylyl cyclase-� and its role in erythrocytic stage parasites. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39769.  View on PubMed
  2. Bank EM, Gruenbaum Y. The nuclear lamina and heterochromatin: a complex relationship. Biochem Soc Trans. 2011 Dec; 39(6):1705-9.  View on PubMed
  3. Bank EM, Ben-Harush K, Feinstein N, Medalia O, Gruenbaum Y. Structural and physiological phenotypes of disease-linked lamin mutations in C. elegans. J Struct Biol. 2012 Jan; 177(1):106-12.  View on PubMed
  4. Mattout A, Pike BL, Towbin BD, Bank EM, Gonzalez-Sandoval A, Stadler MB, Meister P, Gruenbaum Y, Gasser SM. An EDMD mutation in C. elegans lamin blocks muscle-specific gene relocation and compromises muscle integrity. Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 11; 21(19):1603-14.  View on PubMed
  5. Bank EM, Gruenbaum Y. Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system for studying the nuclear lamina and laminopathic diseases. Nucleus. 2011 Sep-Oct; 2(5):350-7.  View on PubMed
  6. Bank EM, Ben-Harush K, Wiesel-Motiuk N, Barkan R, Feinstein N, Lotan O, Medalia O, Gruenbaum Y. A laminopathic mutation disrupting lamin filament assembly causes disease-like phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Aug 01; 22(15):2716-28.  View on PubMed
  7. Azzam ZS, Sharabi K, Guetta J, Bank EM, Gruenbaum Y. The physiological and molecular effects of elevated CO2 levels. Cell Cycle. 2010 Apr 15; 9(8):1528-32.  View on PubMed
  8. Kamenetsky M, Middelhaufe S, Bank EM, Levin LR, Buck J, Steegborn C. Molecular details of cAMP generation in mammalian cells: a tale of two systems. J Mol Biol. 2006 Sep 29; 362(4):623-39.  View on PubMed

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