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Investigator Program

The CZ Biohub Investigator Program is funding research by world-renowned scientists, engineers, and technologists from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UCSF. This funding is unrestricted, giving these extraordinary Investigators the freedom to pursue their most exciting, visionary ideas. Many of these bold, innovative projects involve the invention of new tools and techniques that accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and help CZ Biohub realize its vision of curing, preventing, or managing every disease by the end of the century.

In early 2022 we announced the newest cohort of Investigators. These Investigators began their awards on March 1, 2022. Learn more about the Investigator Competition 2021. In early 2026 we will announce the next call for applications from faculty members at our partner universities (Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCSF) for five-year awards beginning March 2027.

We’re also pleased to welcome 10 new university-nominated investigators, recently appointed to faculty positions by our partners. As with all Investigators in the CZ Biohub Investigator Program, these university-nominated scientists received $1 million in unrestricted funds over five years, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with, learn from, and inspire their fellow Investigators.

The Intercampus Research Awards have supported cutting-edge research for collaborative, multi-institution teams. Each cross-disciplinary team includes faculty members from our three partner universities. By working together, these investigators have developed new technologies and advance our understanding of some of the most demanding challenges in biomedical research.

View our current and alumni investigators.

HILLEL ADESNIK, PH.D.

HILLEL ADESNIK, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

JENNIFER AHERN, PH.D., M.P.H.

JENNIFER AHERN, PH.D., M.P.H.

UC Berkeley

NICOLAS ALTEMOSE, D.PHIL., PH.D.

NICOLAS ALTEMOSE, D.PHIL., PH.D.

Stanford University - Starting July 1, 2023

MARK ANDERSON, M.D., PH.D.

MARK ANDERSON, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

KATRIN ANDREASSON, M.D.

KATRIN ANDREASSON, M.D.

Stanford University

ANA PAULA ARRUDA, PH.D.

ANA PAULA ARRUDA, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ZHENAN BAO, PH.D.

ZHENAN BAO, PH.D.

Stanford University

CHRISTOPHER BARNES, PH.D.

CHRISTOPHER BARNES, PH.D.

Stanford University

HELEN BATEUP, PH.D.

HELEN BATEUP, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

JADE BENJAMIN-CHUNG, PH.D., M.P.H.

JADE BENJAMIN-CHUNG, PH.D., M.P.H.

Stanford University

TREVER BIVONA, M.D., PH.D.

TREVER BIVONA, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

CATHERINE BLISH, M.D., PH.D.

CATHERINE BLISH, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

DAVID BOOTH, PH.D.

DAVID BOOTH, PH.D.

UCSF

JENNIFER BROPHY, PH.D.

JENNIFER BROPHY, PH.D.

Stanford University

ANNE BRUNET, PH.D.

ANNE BRUNET, PH.D.

Stanford University

ABIGAIL BUCHWALTER, PH.D.

ABIGAIL BUCHWALTER, PH.D.

UCSF

DANIELE CANZIO, PH.D.

DANIELE CANZIO, PH.D.

UCSF

EDWARD CHANG, M.D.

EDWARD CHANG, M.D.

UCSF

SARAH CHASINS, PH.D.

SARAH CHASINS, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

CHARLES CHIU, M.D., PH.D.

CHARLES CHIU, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

SEEMAY CHOU, PH.D.

SEEMAY CHOU, PH.D.

UCSF

THOMAS CLANDININ, PH.D.

THOMAS CLANDININ, PH.D.

Stanford University

MICHAEL CLARKE, M.D.

MICHAEL CLARKE, M.D.

Stanford University

David Cox, M.D., Ph.D.

David Cox, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford University, Starting July 1, 2025

CHRISTINA CURTIS, PH.D.

CHRISTINA CURTIS, PH.D.

Stanford University

JOSÉ DINNENY, PH.D.

JOSÉ DINNENY, PH.D.

Stanford University

JENNIFER DIONNE, PH.D.

JENNIFER DIONNE, PH.D.

Stanford University

SOPHIE DUMONT, PH.D.

SOPHIE DUMONT, PH.D.

UCSF

ELIZABETH EGAN, M.D., PH.D.

ELIZABETH EGAN, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

SHIRIT EINAV, M.D.

SHIRIT EINAV, M.D.

Stanford University

STEFANO ERMON, PH.D.

STEFANO ERMON, PH.D.

Stanford University

MICHAEL FISCHBACH, PH.D.

MICHAEL FISCHBACH, PH.D.

Stanford University

YVETTE FISHER, PH.D.

YVETTE FISHER, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

DANIEL FLETCHER, PH.D., D.PHIL.

DANIEL FLETCHER, PH.D., D.PHIL.

UC Berkeley

POLLY FORDYCE, PH.D.

POLLY FORDYCE, PH.D.

Stanford University

EMILY FOX, PH.D.

EMILY FOX, PH.D.

Stanford University

HERNAN GARCIA, PH.D.

HERNAN GARCIA, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ZEV GARTNER, PH.D.

ZEV GARTNER, PH.D.

UCSF

CHARLES (CHUCK) GAWAD, M.D., PH.D.

CHARLES (CHUCK) GAWAD, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

PASCAL GELDSETZER, M.D., PH.D., M.P.H.

PASCAL GELDSETZER, M.D., PH.D., M.P.H.

Stanford University

AARON GITLER, PH.D.

AARON GITLER, PH.D.

Stanford University

EMILY GOLDBERG, PH.D.

EMILY GOLDBERG, PH.D.

UCSF

Walter Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Walter Gonzalez, Ph.D.

UCSF, Starting January 1, 2023

BENJAMIN GOOD, PH.D.

BENJAMIN GOOD, PH.D.

Stanford University

HANI GOODARZI, PH.D.

HANI GOODARZI, PH.D.

UCSF

CARLOS GUESTRIN, PH.D.

CARLOS GUESTRIN, PH.D.

Stanford University

COREY HARWELL, PH.D.

COREY HARWELL, PH.D.

UCSF

LIN HE, PH.D.

LIN HE, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

AMY HERR, PH.D.

AMY HERR, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

Christopher Hernandez, Ph.D.

Christopher Hernandez, Ph.D.

UCSF, Starting January 1, 2023

ROGELIO HERNÁNDEZ-LÓPEZ, PH.D.

ROGELIO HERNÁNDEZ-LÓPEZ, PH.D.

Stanford University

DIRK HOCKEMEYER, PH.D.

DIRK HOCKEMEYER, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

MICHELLE HSIANG, M.D.

MICHELLE HSIANG, M.D.

UCSF

BO HUANG, PH.D.

BO HUANG, PH.D.

UCSF

FRANKLIN HUANG, M.D., PH.D.

FRANKLIN HUANG, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

KC HUANG, PH.D.

KC HUANG, PH.D.

Stanford University

NILAH IOANNIDIS, PH.D.

NILAH IOANNIDIS, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

LIVNAT JERBY-ARNON, PH.D.

LIVNAT JERBY-ARNON, PH.D.

Stanford University

SILVANA KONERMANN, PH.D.

SILVANA KONERMANN, PH.D.

Stanford University

TANJA KORTEMME, PH.D.

TANJA KORTEMME, PH.D.

UCSF

BRITT KOSKELLA, PH.D.

BRITT KOSKELLA, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

DIANA LAIRD, PH.D.

DIANA LAIRD, PH.D.

UCSF

MARKITA LANDRY, PH.D.

MARKITA LANDRY, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

CHARLES LANGELIER, M.D., PH.D.

CHARLES LANGELIER, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

LIANA LAREAU, PH.D.

LIANA LAREAU, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

HAO LI, PH.D.

HAO LI, PH.D.

UCSF

JENNIFER LISTGARTEN, PH.D.

JENNIFER LISTGARTEN, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

Christopher Lowe, Ph.D.

Christopher Lowe, Ph.D.

Stanford University

EMMA LUNDBERG, PH.D.

EMMA LUNDBERG, PH.D.

Stanford University

AASHISH MANGLIK, M.D., PH.D.

AASHISH MANGLIK, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

SUSAN MARQUSEE, M.D., PH.D.

SUSAN MARQUSEE, M.D., PH.D.

UC Berkeley

NICOLE MARTINEZ, PH.D.

NICOLE MARTINEZ, PH.D.

Stanford University

MICHAEL MCMANUS, PH.D.

MICHAEL MCMANUS, PH.D.

UCSF

SHAERI MUKHERJEE, PH.D.

SHAERI MUKHERJEE, PH.D.

UCSF

DIPTI NAYAK, PH.D.

DIPTI NAYAK, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

AARON NEWMAN, PH.D.

AARON NEWMAN, PH.D.

Stanford University

OANH NGUYỄN, M.D.

OANH NGUYỄN, M.D.

UCSF

ELPHÈGE NORA, PH.D.

ELPHÈGE NORA, PH.D.

UCSF

JAMES NUÑEZ, PH.D.

JAMES NUÑEZ, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ZIAD OBERMEYER, M.D.

ZIAD OBERMEYER, M.D.

UC Berkeley

LUCY O’BRIEN, PH.D.

LUCY O’BRIEN, PH.D.

Stanford University

JAMES OLZMANN, PH.D.

JAMES OLZMANN, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

MELANIE OTT, M.D., PH.D.

MELANIE OTT, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF/Gladstone Institutes

Mercedes Paredes, M.D., Ph.D.

Mercedes Paredes, M.D., Ph.D.

UCSF

SERGIU PAȘCA, M.D.

SERGIU PAȘCA, M.D.

Stanford University

DMITRI PETROV, PH.D.

DMITRI PETROV, PH.D.

Stanford University

AMY PICKERING, PH.D.

AMY PICKERING, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

KATIE POLLARD, PH.D.

KATIE POLLARD, PH.D.

UCSF/Gladstone Institutes

KIRA POSKANZER, PH.D.

KIRA POSKANZER, PH.D.

UCSF

JOSEPH PUGLISI, PH.D.

JOSEPH PUGLISI, PH.D.

Stanford University

ELIZABETH PURDOM, PH.D.

ELIZABETH PURDOM, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

STANLEY QI, PH.D.

STANLEY QI, PH.D.

Stanford University

JEREMY REITER, M.D., PH.D.

JEREMY REITER, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

ROBERTO RICARDO GONZALEZ, M.D., PH.D.

ROBERTO RICARDO GONZALEZ, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

FILIPA RIJO-FERREIRA, PH.D.

FILIPA RIJO-FERREIRA, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ISABEL RODRÍGUEZ-BARRAQUER, M.D., PH.D.

ISABEL RODRÍGUEZ-BARRAQUER, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

DANIEL ROKHSAR, PH.D.

DANIEL ROKHSAR, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

JENNIFER ROSENBLUTH, M.D., PH.D.

JENNIFER ROSENBLUTH, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

FLORENTINE RUTAGANIRA, PH.D.

FLORENTINE RUTAGANIRA, PH.D.

Stanford University - Starting September 1, 2022

SERENA SANULLI, PH.D.

SERENA SANULLI, PH.D.

Stanford University

RADA SAVIC, PH.D.

RADA SAVIC, PH.D.

UCSF

ALANNA SCHEPARTZ, PH.D.

ALANNA SCHEPARTZ, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

JASON SELLO, PH.D.

JASON SELLO, PH.D.

UCSF

LUCY SHAPIRO, PH.D.

LUCY SHAPIRO, PH.D.

Stanford University

SETH SHIPMAN, PH.D.

SETH SHIPMAN, PH.D.

UCSF/Gladstone Institutes

MARK SKYLAR-SCOTT, PH.D.

MARK SKYLAR-SCOTT, PH.D.

Stanford University

ANITA SIL, M.D., PH.D.

ANITA SIL, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

JAN SKOTHEIM, PH.D.

JAN SKOTHEIM, PH.D.

Stanford University

JUSTIN SONNENBURG, PH.D.

JUSTIN SONNENBURG, PH.D.

Stanford University

TERESA SPARKS, M.D.

TERESA SPARKS, M.D.

UCSF

MATTHEW SPITZER, PH.D.

MATTHEW SPITZER, PH.D.

UCSF

AARON STREETS, PH.D.

AARON STREETS, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

SARA SULIMAN, M.P.H., PH.D.

SARA SULIMAN, M.P.H., PH.D.

UCSF

HAWA RACINE THIAM, PH.D.

HAWA RACINE THIAM, PH.D.

Stanford University

ALICE TING, PH.D.

ALICE TING, PH.D.

Stanford University

PETER TURNBAUGH, PH.D.

PETER TURNBAUGH, PH.D.

UCSF

SRIGOKUL UPADHYAYULA, PH.D.

SRIGOKUL UPADHYAYULA, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

DANIEL WAGNER, PH.D.

DANIEL WAGNER, PH.D.

UCSF

LAURA WALLER, PH.D.

LAURA WALLER, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ARUN WIITA, M.D., PH.D.

ARUN WIITA, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

CATERA WILDER, PH.D.

CATERA WILDER, PH.D.

UCSF

ALLISON WILLIAMS, PH.D.

ALLISON WILLIAMS, PH.D.

UCSF

HELEN WILLSEY, PH.D.

HELEN WILLSEY, PH.D.

UCSF

ELLEN YEH, M.D., PH.D.

ELLEN YEH, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

SERENA YEUNG, PH.D.

SERENA YEUNG, PH.D.

Stanford University

JAMES ZOU, PH.D.

JAMES ZOU, PH.D.

Stanford University

Meet the Alumni

ADAM ABATE, PH.D.

ADAM ABATE, PH.D.

UCSF

JILLIAN BANFIELD, PH.D.

JILLIAN BANFIELD, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

CARLOS BUSTAMANTE, PH.D.

CARLOS BUSTAMANTE, PH.D.

Stanford University

ADAM DE LA ZERDA, PH.D.

ADAM DE LA ZERDA, PH.D.

Stanford University

HANA EL-SAMAD, PH.D.

HANA EL-SAMAD, PH.D.

UCSF

ADAM FROST, M.D., PH.D.

ADAM FROST, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

JUDITH FRYDMAN, PH.D.

JUDITH FRYDMAN, PH.D.

Stanford University

BRYAN GREENHOUSE, M.D.

BRYAN GREENHOUSE, M.D.

UCSF

WILLIAM GREENLEAF, PH.D.

WILLIAM GREENLEAF, PH.D.

Stanford University

LISA GUNAYDIN, PH.D.

LISA GUNAYDIN, PH.D.

UCSF

MARTIN KAMPMANN, PH.D.

MARTIN KAMPMANN, PH.D.

UCSF

PETER KIM, PH.D.

PETER KIM, PH.D.

Stanford University

BRIAN KOBILKA, M.D.

BRIAN KOBILKA, M.D.

Stanford University

JURE LESKOVEC, PH.D.

JURE LESKOVEC, PH.D.

Stanford University

HITEN MADHANI, M.D., PH.D.

HITEN MADHANI, M.D., PH.D.

UCSF

MICHEL MAHARBIZ, PH.D.

MICHEL MAHARBIZ, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ALEX MARSON, M.D., PH.D.

ALEX MARSON, M.D., PH.D.

Gladstone Institutes/UCSF

RIKKY MULLER, PH.D.

RIKKY MULLER, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

ADA POON, PH.D.

ADA POON, PH.D.

Stanford University

MATTHEW PORTEUS, M.D., PH.D.

MATTHEW PORTEUS, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

MANU PRAKASH, PH.D.

MANU PRAKASH, PH.D.

Stanford University

KOLE ROYBAL, PH.D.

KOLE ROYBAL, PH.D.

UCSF

ELIZABETH SATTELY, PH.D.

ELIZABETH SATTELY, PH.D.

Stanford University

KIM SEED, PH.D.

KIM SEED, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

CHRISTINA SMOLKE, PH.D.

CHRISTINA SMOLKE, PH.D.

Stanford University

TOM SOH, PH.D.

TOM SOH, PH.D.

Stanford University

YUN SONG, PH.D.

YUN SONG, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

TAIA WANG, M.D., PH.D.

TAIA WANG, M.D., PH.D.

Stanford University

JAMES WELLS, PH.D.

JAMES WELLS, PH.D.

UCSF

KE XU, PH.D.

KE XU, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

NIR YOSEF, PH.D.

NIR YOSEF, PH.D.

UC Berkeley

WENJUN ZHANG, PH.D.

WENJUN ZHANG, PH.D.

UC Berkeley