Dr. Keith R. Yamamoto is vice chancellor for science policy and strategy, director of precision medicine, and professor emeritus of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF. Following his PhD from Princeton University, Yamamoto joined the UCSF faculty in 1976. His research focused on signaling and transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors, applying mechanistic and systems approaches to pure molecules, cells and whole organisms. He has led or served on many national committees focused on public and scientific policy, public understanding and support of biological research, science education and training the biomedical workforce, research funding, peer review, open science, justice and equity in developing applications of science and technology innovations, and DEI and anti-racism. He is President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), chair of the Coalition for the Life Sciences, co-chair of the NASEM Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science and of the Science and Technology Action Committee, vice chair of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine Advisory Council. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Public Library of Science and Rapid Science, the Governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Board of Counselors for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, the Advisory Board for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Council of EBRC, and the Scientific Advisory Board of Mate Bioservices. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Microbiology, and is a fellow of AAAS.
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