Robert Tjian

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology at University of California - Berkeley

Robert Tjian

Robert Tjian

Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology at University of California - Berkeley

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Inc.

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1950 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong



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Former Chief Executive Officer at Rapt Therapeutics, Inc.

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology & Development at The Rockefeller University

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President Emeritus at Princeton University

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Senior Advisor to the Dean & Provost at Cornell University - Weill Cornell Medical College

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Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Ventria Bioscience, Inc.

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Professor & Chairman-Biochemistry Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine

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Director at BioFrontiers Institute

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Robert Tjian
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology at University of California - Berkeley
Class of 1976

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Bachelor's in Biochemistry
Class of 1971

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.


The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Career History
2009 - 2016

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the U.S. HHMI has an endowment of $16.1 billion of which the Institute spent $800 million for research and distributed $119 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Inc. provides research services. It operates educational institutions. The firm offers research in cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, and bioinformatics. It also offers laboratory workshops to science teachers, students, and other groups across the nation. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Discovery Partner
2016 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Science Advisory Board
2016 - Current

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is using technology to help solve some of our toughest challenges — from preventing and eradicating disease, to improving learning experiences for kids, to reforming the criminal justice system. Founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, CZI’s mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.


Neurona Therapeutics, Inc. operates as a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company. It focuses on the discovery and development of cell-based therapies to treat intractable neurological disease. The company was founded by Arnold R. Kriegstein, John Rubenstein, Cory R. Nicholas, and Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2016 - 2020

Nurix Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of oral, small molecule therapies designed to modulate cellular protein levels as a novel treatment approach for cancer and immune disorders. The company was founded by John Kuriyan, Michael Rapé, and Arthur Weiss in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and its programs are dedicated to the support of biomedical research toward conquering disease, improving human health and extending life. The Lasker Awards The Lasker Foundation's Awards Program recognizes the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of human disease. Other Programs Although the Lasker Foundation is not a grant-giving organization, it does support select initiatives that raise awareness of medical discoveries and their benefits to human health, and that increase support for the medical science enterprise. These initiatives have included study groups, Congressional briefings, innovative web-based programs, educational forums, and scholarly studies. The Foundation's mission is to foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disabilities by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, by educating the public, and by advocating for support of medical research. The Foundation's values are: Integrity Independence from political and corporate influence Impartiality in efforts to educate and raise awareness about the benefits of medical research to human health Championship of bold and creative medical science Setting standards for research excellence

Member, Advisory Board of Trustees

Since 1983, the Life Sciences Research Foundation (LSRF) has funded nearly 500 outstanding postdoctoral fellows in all areas of the life sciences, and raised more than $50 million from generous industries, foundations and individuals to support this effort. In the late 1970s, biologists were founding and leading companies whose goal was to apply modern biological research technology to the solution of important problems in society. While academic and commercial branches of chemistry and engineering had a long history of collaboration, this had not been true of the biological sciences. In 1981 the founder of LSRF, Don Brown, sought to establish similar collaborations in biology, focusing on training the next generation of exceptional biologists. While for-profit enterprises of the life sciences were solicited as major sponsors for postdoctoral fellowships in the early years, sponsorship has evolved with the help of our distinguished advisory board to include small and large not-for-profit foundations, and private individuals

Member of Engineering Advisory Board

The College of Engineering is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The college was established in 1931 from a merger of the Colleges of Mechanics and the College of Civil Engineering. The College of Mining was integrated into the college in 1942. The college is currently situated in 11 buildings on the northeast side of the central campus, and also operates at the 150 acre (607,000 m²) Richmond Field Station.

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Former President of United States


Former President of United States


Former Governor of California

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Awards & Honors
General Motors Cancer Research Foundation - Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
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