Marriott, Gerard
Professor, Co-Director (Center)

Professor, BioEngineering

 

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Gerard Marriott is professor of bioengineering at UC Berkeley. His research is aimed at understanding the molecular and structural basis of complex cellular processes, including motility and muscle contraction. He and his colleagues draw on chemistry, biology, engineering, and physics for the design and application of new optical probes and microscope imaging techniques that are used to investigate protein function and dynamics over a hierarchy of organizational levels, ranging from single molecules to cells within animals. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois in 1987 and joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2008. He has been honored with the Fluorescence Investigator Award from the American Biophysics Society, fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Alexander von Humboldt Society, and guest professorships at Tsinghua University Graduate School and Southeast University China. The OLID-FRET imaging microscopy technique that he helped develop was named one of The Scientist magazine’s Top-Ten Innovations of 2008.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The Marriott laboratory seeks to understand the molecular and structural basis of complex cellular processes including motility and muscle contraction. These studies borrow concepts and principles from chemistry, biology, engineering and physics for the design and application of new optical probes and microscope imaging techniques that are used to investigate protein function and dynamics over a hierarchy of organizational levels, ranging from single molecules to cells within animals.

 

PERSONAL WEBPAGE

www.marriott-lab.com