John Colicelli, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program
Professor, and Vice Chair, Biological Chemistry
Vice Chair, Biological Chemistry
Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area
Brain Research Institute
Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area
JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area
Training Grants in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Tumor Cell Biology
Office Phone Number: (310) 825-1251
173717 mail code
615 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
John Colicelli is a cell biologist and biochemist. He joined the Department of Biological Chemistry in the UCLA School of Medicine in 1990. He became a full professor in 2003. Dr. Colicelli earned his B.A. in Chemistry at Rutgers University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University in New York. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Colicelli's research is focused on molecular signal transduction in cancer biology and neuronal plasticity. He teaches cell biology at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Colicelli serves as a Departmental Vice Chair and as a member of the School of Medicine Faculty Executive Committee.