Martin Kampmann, PhD

Martin Kampmann UCSF

Associate Professor, UCSF
Paul G. Allen Distinguished Investigator


[email protected]
Twitter @MartinUCSF

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
​Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Neurodegeneration Challenge Network
Tau Consortium
Tau Center Without Walls
Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI)
Bakar Aging Research Institute (BARI)
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)
Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI)
Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI)
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Graduate Programs:
Bioinformatics​ (BMI)
Bioengineering (UCSF/UC Berkeley joint program)
Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB)
Tetrad (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology & Genetics)


  • Pre-diploma, Human Biology, Marburg University, Germany (2000)
  • B.A./M.A, Natural Sciences (Biochemistry), First Class Honours, Cambridge University, UK (2003)
  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences (Cell Biology, Biophysics), Blobel Lab, The Rockefeller University (2009) 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Weissman Lab, UCSF (2010-2015)





Honors and Awards

  • Ignite Award, Arc Institute (2023)
  • Zenith Fellows Award, Alzheimer's Association (2022)
  • Rainwater Prize for Innovative Early Career Scientist (2022)
  • Cell Science Junior Fellow of the Allen Institute (2020)
  • Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award, UCSF BMS program (2019)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Award (2018)
  • Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator (2017)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator (2017)
  • Stand Up To Cancer Innovative Research Grant (2016)
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award (2015)
  • Allen Distinguished Investigator, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (2015)
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (2014)
  • Finalist, QB3/Deloitte Innovation Award, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research, UCSF (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund (2010)
  • David Rockefeller Fellowship, The Rockefeller University (2006)
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2003)
  • Saunders Prize for Natural Sciences, Magdalene College, Cambridge (2003)
  • Bundy Scholarship, Magdalene College, Cambridge (2003)
  • Keilin Prize for Natural Sciences, Magdalene College, Cambridge (2002)
  • Junior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge (2001)
  • Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service / DAAD (2001)
  • Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation / Studienstiftung (1999)