Speaker Details



University of California, Berkeley

Elçin Ünal is an Assistant Professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her lab studies the principles that control the nuclear and cytoplasm integrity of gametes towards understanding how gamete formation counteracts age-induced cellular damage and how the meiotic cells part it on their chromosomes. Elçin received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and

Genetics from Bilkent University, Turkey. She then moved to the United States to pursue her PhD research in Doug Koshland’s lab at the Carnegie Institute, Department of Embryology and completed postdoctoral training in Angelika Amon’s lab at MIT. Elçin is the recipient of the NIH Innovator Award, Pew Scholarship, March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Award as well as Damon Runyon Rachleff Innovator Award.

Symposium Faculty

Elçin Ünal

University of California, Berkeley

Ali Deniz Güler

University of Virginia

Yasemin Sancak

Washington University

Ömer Yılmaz

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph L. Goldstein

University of Texas

Michael S. Brown

University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

Linda Partridge

University College London

Bruce Spiegelman

Harvard Medical School

Ronald M. Evans

Salk Institute

Leslie Vosshall

The Rockefeller University

Michael Czech

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Jean Schaffer

Washington University

Gerald Shulman

Yale University

Shizuo Akira

Osaka University

Brenda Schulman

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Vamsi Mootha

Massachusetts General Hosptial

Peter Walter

University of California, San Francisco