Center Administration

QCBNet Director

Wallace Marshall

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF

Director, Center for Cellular Construction


QCBNet Coordinator

Judy Piccini

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF


QCBNet Analyst

Olivia Viloria

Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, UCSF


Olivia Viloria

Advisory Board

Margaret Gardel


University of Chicago

Research Interests:  How the physical properties (e.g. mechanics and architecture) of the cytoskeleton are determined by the activities and mechanics of constituent proteins and, in turn, how cytoskeletal mechanics regulates cell adhesion and force transmission

David Odde


University of Minnesota

Research Interests:  The interplay of diffusion, kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanics of the cell, specifically focusing on the dynamics of microtubules and F-actin and their roles in cell division and cell migration.

Gaudenz Danuser

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Research Interests:  Cell morphogenesis in development and treatment of cancer

Susanne Rafelski


Allen Institute, Seattle

Research Interests:  Multi-scale analysis of principles of cellular organization