David Breslow

Hertz Fellow: David Breslow

University of California, San Francisco

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

2005 - 2010

David Breslow is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. David received an AB in biochemical sciences from Harvard University in 2004, working in the laboratory of Dr. Stuart Schreiber. David then did his graduate work as a Hertz Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in Dr. Jonathan Weissman’s lab. There he developed new tools to systematically identify functional relationships between genes and defined the function of Orm family proteins in lipid homeostasis. David then moved to Stanford University, where he conducted post-doctoral research with Dr. Maxence Nachury as the Connie and Bob Lurie Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Currently, David leads a research group at Yale that investigates the primary cilium, a recently rediscovered cellular structure that is thought to act as an antenna that enables cells to sense and response to external cues. In 2018, David was selected for a Sloan Research Fellowship for his efforts to define the physiologic roles of primary cilia, the cellular processes that support these functions, and the disease states that result from errors in these processes.


2010 - Development of a High-Resolution Growth Assay for Yeast Functional Genomics and Identification of Orm Family Proteins as Key Mediators of Sphingolipid Homeostasis