Principal Investigator

Joseph Genereux

Joseph C. Genereux, PhD

Chemical Sciences 320, tel: (951) 827-3759

Dr. Genereux is originally from Yucaipa, CA. He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Swarthmore College, studying protein aggregation with Prof. Robert F. Pasternack. He earned a B.S. in Physics at UC Irvine, and a PhD in Chemistry from Caltech under the mentorship of Prof. Jacqueline Barton. At Caltech, he characterized the contribution of single-step transfer to DNA-mediated charge transport. Dr. Genereux moved to The Scripps Research Institute to learn Cellular Proteostasis under the mentorship of Prof. Jeffery Kelly and Prof. Luke Wiseman as an NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, and later an AHA Postdoctoral Fellow. At TRSI, Dr. Genereux characterized how the ER stress-responsive transcription factor ATF6 remodels proteostasis in the extracellular space. At UC Riverside, the Genereux lab applies its expertise in mass spectrometry-based proteomics to probe molecular aspects of proteostasis.


Graduate Students

Ziqi Lyu

Ziqi LyuB.S. Chemistry (2017, Beijing Normal University)




Postdoctoral Scholars:

Sha Sun, PhD, (2015-2016); Myokardia

Liangyong Mei, PhD, (2016-2019); Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University


Graduate Students:

Mateo Espinoza, PhD (2016-2019); Staff Research Associate, UCSD Stem Cell Program

Maureen Montoya, PhD (2015-2020); Eurofins Scientific

Khanh Nguyen, PhD (2015-2020); Postdoctoral Scholar, Myers Group, La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Guy Quanrud, PhD (2017-2022); Research Scientist, Bridgene Biosciences

Melody Sycks, (2017-2020)








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