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Principal Investigator:

Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine
2011 BioSci 3
Irvine, CA  92697-2300

Office: 4103 Natural Sciences 2
Phone:(949) 824-8573
FAX: (949) 824-4709
Lab: 4311 Natural Sciences 2
Phone: (949) 824-6873

Our laboratory is broadly interested in the study of gene regulation and intercellular signaling during embryonic development. We study a family of regulatory proteins called nuclear hormone receptors and their ligands. These receptors are all members of the steroid receptor superfamily and are ligand-regulated transcription factors that regulate important events during embryonic development and adult physiology. Our research is currently supported by grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the European Union and the John Templeton Foundation. Previous support from the Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, Avon Breast Cancer Foundation, California Cancer Research Committee, the UC Toxic substances Research and Training Program, the Minamata Environmental Trust and Eisai Co., Ltd. were greatly appreciated.

Information on The Graduate Program and how to apply.

Students in the Blumberg lab are enrolled in the Genetics and Development, Gene Expression, Biomedical Informatics or Cancer Biology programs of study. Dr. Blumberg is also a member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UCI Cancer Research Institute, the Chao Family Cancer Center, and the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics.

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