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Elaine C. Meng, PhD

meng [at] cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF MC 2240
Genentech Hall Room N476B
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158-2517

My interests are in protein structure/function, computational chemistry, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, and technical writing and editing. I am a Specialist in the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics (RBVI) and work in both the Babbitt Lab and the Computer Graphics Lab (CGL). The CGL develops the molecular graphics and analysis program UCSF Chimera. I test the software, participate in development and design, write the Chimera User's Guide, and interact with users. 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), and the Bourne group (structure/function of G proteins and GPCRs).


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. My hobbies include playing the piano, Iyengar yoga, making sauerkraut, solving crosswords, and noticing typos (I don't really try to find them, they just “jump out” at me!).


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    last updated April 2013