Baris Bingol - Distinguished Scientist and Director, Neuroscience, Research Biology

Baris Bingol

Distinguished Scientist and Director, Neuroscience, Research Biology

Postdoc Mentor
"I am proud to be part of the scientific team at Genentech that values scientific excellence above all to fuel therapeutic programs for patients in need."
Years at Genentech
Publications at Genentech
Awards & Honors

When I came to Genentech in 2009 as a postdoc, I had the opportunity to witness groundbreaking science performed by smart and creative people using cutting-edge technology and excellent resources. Thus, it was not a hard decision to join the Neuroscience department in 2010 to pursue treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. To this end, I am leading a research program aimed at identifying novel therapeutic targets in mitochondrial and lysosomal biology.

Postdoctoral Mentor

Postdocs have a critical role at Genentech in driving basic science projects, which often times lay the foundation for future therapeutic discoveries. Postdoc projects in my lab take cues from genetics of human disease to reveal novel biology and cellular mechanisms of proteostasis.

Having been a postdoc myself at Genentech, I know how engaging and rewarding the postdoc program is. It is a truly unique experience in a research environment that fosters scientific excellence, creativity, collaboration and fun.

Featured Publication

Deconstruction for reconstruction: the role of proteolysis in neural plasticity and disease.

Neuron 69 1 pg.22-32 2011 [1097-4199]

Bingol B, Sheng M.

Autophosphorylated CaMKIIalpha acts as a scaffold to recruit proteasomes to dendritic spines.

Cell 140 4 pg.567-578 2010 [0092-8674]

Bingol B, Wang CF, Arnott D, Cheng D, Peng J, Sheng M.