Speaker's BiographyKeith Yamamoto
Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSF; Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Keith Yamamoto is vice chancellor for research, executive vice dean of the school of medicine, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research is focused on signaling and transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors, which mediate the actions of several classes of essential hormones and cellular signals. Yamamoto has led or served on numerous national committees focused on public and scientific policy, public understanding and support of biological research, and science education. He has also chaired or served on many committees that oversee the process of peer review and the policies that govern it at the National Institutes of Health. Yamamoto is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.