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Professor David Schaffer is the director of QB3-Berkeley.

David Schaffer with the multiphoton fluorescent confocal microscope used by his research group to measure the success of gene delivery by their engineered viruses. Photo credit: Mark Joseph Hanson

David Schaffer is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience. In 1993, he received his bachelor of science from Stanford University and in 1998 he earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, before taking his position at UC Berkeley in 1999. At Berkeley, Schaffer applies engineering principles to enhance stem cell and gene therapy approaches for neuroregeneration. This work includes mechanistic investigation of stem cell control, as well as molecular evolution and engineering of viral gene delivery vehicles.

 

QB3-Berkeley Staff

Geoff Bingaman
Stanley Hall Building Manager
QB3-Berkeley
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Kate Chase
Program Coordinator & Graduate Advisor
Biophysics Graduate Group & Computational Biology
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Donna Hendrix
Managing Director
QB3-Berkeley
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Rosanne Lurie
Director
QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development
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Thom Opal
EH&S Specialist
QB3-Berkeley
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Xuan Quach
Executive Director
Center for Computational Biology
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Oliver Santos
Program Support Administrator
QB3-Berkeley
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Mackenzie Smith
Communications Manager
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Harry Stark
Facilities & Engineering Director
QB3-Berkeley
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Kris Thompson
Assistant Building Manager
QB3-Berkeley
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Maiger Vang
Communications Assistant
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