Justin Lopez

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013

During his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, Justin completed an honors thesis on using genetic manipulation techniques to study gastrointestinal motility disorders with Dr. Sean Ward. Additionally, he worked for five years at the University of Nevada School of Medicine's molecular biology core facility, where he helped provide molecular biology services, consultations, and techniques to various labs, while also advising international undergraduate students in their independent research projects. In 2013, Justin was awarded the University of Nevada, Reno Herz Gold Medal. Justin started his Ph.D. in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering in 2015, and he joined the Alliston lab in August 2016. His research interests focus on the cellular and sub-cellular mechanisms behind TGFβ signaling and osteocyte-mediated remodeling. In addition to graduate studies, Justin actively mentors undergraduate researchers and students at UC Berkeley.

Research Interests
• Mechanobiology
• Cellular mechanotransduction

Favorite Music Genres
Broadway and blues rock

justin.lopez [at] ucsf.edu