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SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

We seek to understand design principles of biological systems and diseases. 

TISSUE PATTERNING

We combine intravital imaging, novel organoid systems, computer vision and modeling to understand how complex, patterned tissues develop and are maintained.

Ongoing projects include: sensory circuit development in the fly brain and stem cell maintenance of intestinal epithelium

TISSUE DYSREGULATION

We study mechanisms underlying how biological networks rewire during disease progression. Ongoing areas of focus are: cancer drug resistance, neurodegeneration and ischemia.

SYSTEMS PHARMACOLOGY

We are developing rapid, scalable and effective ways to identify novel drugs and drug targets.

MACHINE LEARNING

We develop computational strategies to predict small molecule function from diverse data sources, including high-throughput microscopy and genomics information.

DRUG DISCOVERY

We combine systems-biology and high-throughput approaches for discovering early drug leads for cancer and neurodegeneration.

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FUNDING

We are grateful for all the generous support we have received over the years, including current funding from: NIH, DARPA, ProjectALS, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The UC Multicampus Research Program and Initiatives, and the UCSF Program for Breakthrough in Biomedical Research (PBBR).

©2020 by Wu and Altschuler Lab.