Christine Guthrie, PhD

Professor Emerita, University of California San Francisco

American Cancer Society Research Professor of Molecular Genetics

Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Christine Guthrie

Christine Guthrie Headshot

Under Christine Guthrie’s leadership, the Guthrie lab made fundamental contributions to the mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing, coupling between gene expression processes, and nuclear transport.

The Guthrie lab opened in September of 1973, and closed on June 30th, 2018. Christine trained scores of students and postdocs who have gone on to wide variety of professions inspired by the intellectual rigor and scientific passion that she exemplified.