Photo: Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD
Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2010
Current membership category: Active
University of California, San Francisco
555 Mission Bay Blvd.
Campus Box 3120
South 352G
San Francisco, CA 94131-3120
United States of America
Phone: 4155028528

Biographical statement

Despite being described over a century ago and being present singly on many mammalian cell types, primary cilia have long been dismissed as ‘vestigial’ organelles. We are interested in how vertebrate cells regulate ciliogenesis and how primary cilia are used during development and in disease. We have found that cells use the primary cilium as a kind of cellular antenna involved in interpreting diverse types of extracellular information. We are currently exploring whether defects in signaling through the primary cilium underlie a number of congenital syndromes and human diseases.

Institutional affiliations

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (Primary)
Suneil K. Koliwad, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.


Cell Biology