Aashish Manglik, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Department of Anesthesia
Curriculum Vitae, UCSF Profile
email: Aashish (dot) Manglik (at) ucsf (dot) edu
Aashish was an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked in the lab of Jeff McKinney on Salmonella-host interactions. He moved to California in 2008 to join the Stanford Medical Scientist Training Program. There, he worked with Brian Kobilka as a graduate student to elucidate different aspects of GPCR function, resulting in a number of important contributions to our current understanding of opioid and adrenergic receptors. After finishing his medical training in May 2016, Aashish began his independent research career as the first Stanford Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. He subsequently began as an assistant professor at UCSF in fall of 2017.
email: Jiahao (dot) Liang (at) ucsf (dot) edu
Jiahao is a Bay Area native and received his bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. While at UCSB, Jiahao worked in the lab of Stuart Feinstein studying the structure of tau-microtubule interactions. Jiahao joined the Manglik lab in 2017 and is developing a number of key tools that will enable a wide variety of projects in the group.
Yagmur Muftuoglu, Ph.D.
Stanford Medical Student
email: yagmur (at) stanford (dot) edu
Yagmur received her undergraduate degree in chemical biomolecular engineering from John's Hopkins, and during this time developed an interest in drug design. She subsequently went to Yale to pursue graduate training in the Department of Pharmacology, where she examined the mechanisms of PIP kinases in the lab of Ya Ha. Having developed an interest in medicine and patient care, Yagmur recently enrolled in the medical school at Stanford. She spends her limited time away from medical school in the Manglik lab, where she is examining G protein-coupled receptors involved in autoimmune diseases.
Christian Billesbølle, Ph.D.
email: ChristianBache (dot) Billesboelle (at) ucsf (dot) edu
Christian hails from Denmark, where he received a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and a master's degree in Human Biology at the University of Copenhagen. He conducted his graduate studies in the lab of Ulrik Gether, where he studied the mechanism of the prototypical transmembrane transporter LeuT by new spectroscopic methods. Christian spent a year in the laboratory of Jonathan Javitch as a visiting Bikuben research scholar. After a short postdoc in the lab of Hans Bräuner-Osborne's lab, Christian decided to come to the states. In the Manglik lab, he is examining the structural and biophysical basis of iron transport.
We are actively recruiting highly motivated graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in problems at the intersection of transmembrane signaling, protein biophysics, and human disease. Interested applicants should contact Aashish directly.