Diana S Chu

BS in Biochemistry from the University of Californa at Berkeley

PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles

Post-doctoral Research in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley


Dr. Chu's research is focused on understanding mechanisms that package DNA during sperm formation that contribute to fertility. The Chu Lab uses the model organism C. elegans, which allows us to use approaches in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. 



Edward J Carpenter

B.S. in biology State University of New York College at Fredonia, M.S. & Ph.D. North Carolina State University, postdoctoral fellowship at Woods Hole oceanographic Institution, Professor  at Stony brook University until 2000.  Research is carried out on marine microbial ecology and phytoplankton physiology.

Jennifer L Breckler

Jennifer received her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in physiology, where she did an honors thesis including lab research on mRNA synthesis in neurons, and membrane fragility in sickle cell anemia. Her doctoral degree (PhD) is from UCLA School of Medicine, Dept. Physiology, for her thesis on the effects of nerve cross-innervation on fast and slow muscle physiology and biochemistry. She did her postdoctoral research at California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in Pasadena, California, on the formation of sarcomeres, and discovered a new intermediate filament protein called paranemin.

The Mary-Ann van Dam School of Nursing

The Mary Ann van Dam School of Nursing is an initiative of the Matibabu Foundation in partnership with local and international health stakeholders to promote quality healthcare in Kenya and in the international arena.


Awards, Honors and Grants

School of Nursing: Mary Ann van Dam School of Nursing in Ukwala, Kenya. Named after me for my “outstanding contribution to Nursing in Kenya and for nursing care of the people of the region”. Planned opening for Fall 2014.


SFSU 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award: Nominee


Keynote Speaker for the Undergraduate Students, Pinning and Hooding Ceremony, May 2013.


Keynote Speaker for the Undergraduate Students, Pinning and Hooding Ceremony, Dec 2012.



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