Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
Andres E. Leschziner, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is interested in understanding the role of macromolecular dynamics in biological function. His research group uses cryo-electron microscopy to obtain structural information and biophysical, biochemical and cell biological techniques to test functional hypotheses. The group has had a long interest in cytoskeletal motors and ATP-dependent nucleosome remodeling complexes and began working on LRRK2 a few years ago.
Dr. Leschziner received a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. After postdoctoral training as a Jane Coffin Childs fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Leschziner joined the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, where he was Assistant and Associate Professor. In 2015, Dr. Leschziner was recruited to UC San Diego.