Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Jeff PerryJeff Perry

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Mailing Address:

Boyce Hall / 5407
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-3842
Fax: (951) 827-2364
Email: jeff.perry@ucr.edu


PhD 2001 University of Cambridge, UK
BSc (Hons) 1996  Imperial College, UK

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Biomedical Sciences

Areas Of Expertise:

Structural biology, genome stability, DNA repair & structure-based drug discovery

Awards / Honors:

2005-Present    International Adjunct Professor, The School of Biotechnology, Amrita University, India
2015-Present    Adjunct Professor, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain
2015                    Reviewer, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore
2015-Present    Reviewer, Arnold O. Beckman Foundation Post-Doctoral Scholar Award
2014                    Ad-hoc member, NIH NCI Study Section ZCA1 SRB-2 (J1)

1997-2000          Pfizer CASE Sponsored Ph.D. Studentship

Research Summary:

My research interests are in defining molecular mechanisms of key protein complexes having pathological links to cancer, neurodegenerative disease and/or rapid aging, using macromolecular crystallography, small angle x- ray scattering and biochemistry studies. This research is focused on novel SUMO and ubiquitin pathway proteins, kinases and GTPases, involved in either signal transduction and/or genome stability. The results from the structural-based studies are also being used to identify compounds that can selectively modulate activities of these protein complexes. Such small molecules can be used as tools for more clear definitions of cellular functions, and in certain cases, can potentially open up new research avenues aimed at developing novel therapies.

Related Press Releases:

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed


Lab Personnel:

Christ Ordookhanian
Laboratory Researcher
Research Focus: Structure-based drug discovery on C3d protein
Dr. Mukesh Kumar
Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Focus: SUMO-targeted ubiquitin E3 ligases in genome stability
Taylor Dennis
PhD Student, Biochemistry
Research Focus: Non-oncogene addiction and synthetic lethality
Shweta Murali
Masters Student, Biochemistry
Research Focus: Structure-based drug discovery studies on SpeB protein

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director