liana lareau

lareau lab

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Berkeley, where I use quantitative methods to understand regulation of gene expression. My work combines high-throughput experimental methods with computational analysis.

I was a postdoctoral fellow in Pat Brown's research group in the Biochemistry department at Stanford University, supported by a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. I used bioinformatics and experimental methods to learn how ribosomes move along transcripts. After Pat's lab closed down, I spent a year at UC Santa Cruz working on a genome evolution project with Ed Green in the Paleogenomics Lab, before moving back to Berkeley and starting my own research group as a QB3 Distinguished Fellow.

I did my PhD in the Molecular & Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley with Steven Brenner, and my undergrad degrees were in math and biology at MIT.

In my free time, I do Irish step dance and build industrial fire and light art with Ardent Heavy Industries / Interpretive Arson.

Contact me:
lareau (at) berkeley (dot) edu