Biography:  Marilyn G. Farquhar, Ph.D.


Distinguished Professor

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Pathology

     Marilyn Farquhar obtained her Ph.D. degree from UCSF and was Professor at UCSF and Rockefeller University and Sterling Professor of Cell Biology at Yale University before moving to UCSD in 1990 to become Chair of the Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine which eventually became the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (1990-2008).

     She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of numerous awards, including the E.B. Wilson Award of the American Society of Cell Biology, the Homer Smith award of the American Society of Nephrology, two MERIT awards from NIH, and the Chancellor’s award for Research at UCSD, among others. She is also a past President of the American Society for Cell Biology. Her research is funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, the Susan Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Farquhar Lab

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

University of California, San Diego