Dr. David Drubin is currently based at the University of California, Berkeley where he is co-chair and professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology (MCB) and professor in the division of cell and developmental biology. He runs a joint lab with Dr. Georjana Barnes. His group studies actin-mediated membrane trafficking.
Drubin’s first stay at UC Berkeley was as a biochemistry undergraduate student during which time he did research with Dr. Michael Chamberlin. For his graduate studies, he attended UC San Francisco and completed his PhD in Dr. Marc Kirschner’s lab. He then spent a short time on the east coast when he joined Dr. David Botstein’s lab as a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow. He returned home to UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in 1988.
Drubin has received several prestigious awards including being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010) and more recently he was appointed to the Allen Institute for Cell Sciences as a senior fellow (2016). He has been Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Biology of the Cell since 2010.