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Elaine C. Meng, PhD

meng [at] cgl.ucsf.edu
Elaine C. Meng
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Box 2240
600 16th Street, Room N453A
San Francisco, CA 94143

My interests are in writing and editing, protein structure/function, computational chemistry, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, and database curation. I'm a Specialist in the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI). The RBVI develops the molecular graphics and analysis program UCSF Chimera and its successor, UCSF ChimeraX. My former labs include the Kuntz group (docking and scoring), the Kollman group (molecular dynamics and free energy calculations), the Cohen group (structure-based drug design), the Bourne group (structure/function of G proteins and GPCRs), and the Babbitt group (enzyme superfamily analysis, Structure-Function Linkage Database).


I was born and raised in Ohio. After attending a variety of educational institutions, I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1988 with a degree in Pharmacy. I then proceeded to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), completing a PhD in 1993 under the supervision of Dr. Irwin “Tack” Kuntz. I spent two years as a postdoc in Dr. Peter Kollman's group before taking a staff position at UCSF. See my CV for details.

I married Eric Pettersen in October 1995. Hobbies include classical piano (Bach, Chopin, Debussy), yoga, haiku (examples), crosswords, making sauerkraut, avoiding travel, and noticing typos (even if I'm not trying to find them, they find me).


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    last updated April 2022