Michael T. McManus, PhD

Vincent and Stella Coates Endowed Chair Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Director, UCSF Keck Center for Noncoding RNAs

Tetrad, BMS, BMI, PSPG

Michael is the Vincent and Stella Coates Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Francisco and a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He has had appointments or is a member of the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Diabetes Center, the Eli Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Innovative Genomics Institute, and is an Investigator in the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. Michael's work spans several fields across human genetics, synthetic, and systems biology and has been awarded a number of distinctions for research contributions. With over three billion base pairs of DNA in the human genome, a major challenge in the genetics field is defining gene function– a challenge that requires the use of innovative, high throughput approaches to address function. His lab embraces genome-scale function-based screening and other high-throughput methodologies to uncover gene function, including the study of genomic ‘dark matter’­– the hidden regulatory elements in our genome.