Sharon Tracy

Research Associate

I am research associate in the Department of Biochemistry and an East Coast transplant. My BA in biology is from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. My PhD is from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School also in Worcester. I then moved to La Jolla to do a postdoc in Tony Hunter’s lab at the Salk Institute studying cell signaling through the action of tyrosine kinases and phosphatases. Since then I have been at UCSD in various and sundry labs. My interests have revolved around cell biology and I have used molecular biology and biochemical techniques to study the interactions of proteins with other proteins and proteins with nucleic acids.

I joined Brian’s lab in August 2015 and helped open the first boxes. I am now working on identifying proteins that direct the localization, degradation, storage, and translation of mRNAs transcribed during conditions of stress.