Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
John Colicelli is a Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Chemistry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA .where he is an active member of the Molecular Biology Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He teaches Biochemistry and Cell Biology to graduate and undergraduate students and he is codirector of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program at UCLAHe received a BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University. New Brunswick New Jersey in 1979 He served as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Ghana West Africa 19791981. He was a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Columbia University New York NY and received a PhD in 1986. He was a postdoctoral fellow and Staff Associate of Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cold Spring Harbor NY 19861990. He has reviewed manuscripts for five separate journals during the past year.
Mechanisms of signal transduction in eukaryotic cells. RAS family GTPases and their effectors. ABL family non-receptor tyrosine kinases and their substrates. Regulation of receptor endocytosis. Etiology and treatment of leukemia and other hematopoietic neoplasias. Signaling pathways regulating synaptic plasticity.Cell biology education.