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Basic Research Faculty

  • Victor F. Nizet, PhD

    Victor F. Nizet, PhD

    Professor & Vice Chair for Basic Research in the Department of Pediatrics, Professor of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chief of the Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics

    A physician-scientist with expertise in microbiology, immunology and experimental therapeutics, Dr. Nizet assists the 12 faculty members of the Division in achieving their innovative research and educational goals, positioning the Division at the vanguard of several cross-disciplinary research initiatives that interface UCSD Health Sciences, the broader campus, and research institutes and biopharma interests throughout the La Jolla Mesa.

  • Pieter Dorrestein, PhD

    Pieter Dorrestein, PhD

    Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Departments of Pharmacology and Pediatrics

    Director, Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center

    Co-Director, Institute for Metabolomics Medicine

  • Anna Elisabet Edlund, PhD

    Anna Elisabet Edlund, PhD

    Assistant Adjunct Professor, NS
  • Jack A. Gilbert, PhD

    Jack A. Gilbert, PhD

  • Robin Knight, PhD

    Robin Knight, PhD

    Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation and Professor of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering at UC San Diego. He is the Wolfe Family Endowed Chair in Microbiome Research at Rady Children’s.
  • Nathan E. Lewis, MD / PhD

    Nathan E. Lewis, MD / PhD

    Associate Professor in Residence
  • Bernhard Palsson, PhD

    Bernhard Palsson, PhD

    Distinguished Professor
  • Manuella Raffatellu, MD

    Manuella Raffatellu, MD

  • Fabian Chavez Rivera, PhD

    Fabian Chavez Rivera, PhD

    Assistant Professor
  • Elizabeth Winseler, PhD

    Elizabeth Winseler, PhD

    Professor of Pharmacology and Drug Discovery
    Department of Pediatrics
  • Karsten Zengler, PhD

    Karsten Zengler, PhD

    Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Bioengineering

Clinical Research Faculty