Daniel Nomura, PhD

University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Nomura is a Professor of Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF. He is the director of the Novartis-Berkeley Center for Proteomics and Chemistry Technologies focused on using chemoproteomic platforms to tackle the undruggable proteome. Dr. Nomura is also the co-founder for Frontier Medicines and is an associate editor for Cell Chemical Biology and Current Protocols in Chemical Biology. He earned his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology and Ph.D. in Molecular Toxicology with Professor John Casida at UC Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute in chemical physiology with Professor Ben Cravatt before returning to UC Berkeley as a faculty member in 2011. Among his honors are selection as a Searle Scholar, American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, the Department of Defense Breakthroughs Award, and the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research ASPIRE Award. Research in the Nomura Research Group is focused on reimagining druggability using chemoproteomic platforms to discover new disease therapies.

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