Keith R. Yamamoto, Ph.D. is Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSF, Executive Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. He has been a member of faculty at UCSF since 1976. Dr. Yamamoto's research is focused on signaling and transcriptional regulation by intracellular receptors, which mediate the actions of several classes of essential hormones and cellular signals; he uses both mechanistic and systems approaches to pursue these problems in pure molecules, cells, and whole organisms.
Dr. Yamamoto serves on numerous national committees focused on public and scientific policy, public understanding and support of biological research, and science education. He chairs the Coalition for Life Sciences and the National Academy of Science's Board on Life Sciences.
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