Department Faculty

Gerard Marriott
Professor, Bioengineering

274 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
mailcode: 1762

Research Interests

The Marriott laboratory seeks to understand the molecular and structural basis of complex cellular processes including motility and muscle contraction. These studies borrow concepts and principles from chemistry, biology, engineering and physics for the design and application of new optical probes and microscope imaging techniques that are used to investigate protein function and dynamics over a hierarchy of organizational levels, ranging from single molecules to cells within animals.


1990-1992Postdoc., Keio University, Physics
1987-1989Postdoc., Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Biophysics
1987Ph.D., University of Illinois, Biochemistry
1980B.Sc. (Hons)., Birmingham University, UK, Biochemistry

Major Awards

Fluorescence Investigator Award. American Biophysics Society
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow
2008Top-ten Innovations for OLID-FRET - The Scientist magazine
Alexander von Humboldt Society Fellow

Professional Experience

1999-presentFaculty Scientist, Computational and Theoretical Biology Department, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2009-presentProfessor, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
2009-presentFaculty Scientist, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2005-2009Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010-presentGuest Professor. Tsinghua University Graduate School, Shenzhen, China
2006-presentGuest Professor. Department of Bioengineering, SouthEast University, Nanjing, China
2005-2006Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University
1999-2005Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, University Wisconsin-Madison
1992-1999C3 Professor (nachwuchsgruppenleiter), Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany