Ricardo | Almeida

ricardo.almeida ucsf.edu

Research Scientist


2021 - present
Senior Scientist and Team Leader at Cell Design Institute
University of California, San Francisco

2015 - 2021
Associate Specialist
University of California, San Francisco

2011 - 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

2008 - 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Edinburgh, UK

2002 - 2008
Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Edinburgh, UK

1997 - 2002
B.S., Biochemistry
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


Isaac, R.S., Jiang, F., Doudna, J.A., Lim, W.A., Narlikar, G.J., Almeida, R.. "Nucleosome breathing and remodeling constrain CRISPR-Cas9 function." eLife Apr 28; 10.7554/eLife.13450.

Chen, B., Hu, J., Almeida, R., Liu, H., Balakrishnan, S., Covill-Cooke, C., Lim, W.A., Huang, B. "Expanding the CRISPR imaging toolset with Staphylococcus aureus Cas9 for simultaneous imaging of multiple genomic loci." Nucl. Acids Res. May5; 44, e75-e75.

Zalatan, J.G., Lee, M.E., Almeida, R.., Whitehead, W.H., La Russa, M., Tsai, J.C., Weissman, J.S, Dueber, J.E., Qi, L.S., Lim, W.A. "Engineering Complex Synthetic Transcriptional Programs with CRISPR RNA Scaffolds." Cell Jan 15; 160(1-2): 339-350.

Breitkreutz, A.*, Choi, H.*, Sharom, J.R.*,Boucher, L.*, Neduva, V.*, Larsen, B., Lin, Z., Breitkreutz, B.J., Stark, C., Liu, G., Ahn, J., Dewar-Darch, D., Reguly, T., Tang, X., Almeida, R., Qin, Z.S., Gingras, A.C., Nesvizhskii, A.I., Tyers, M. "A Global Protein Kinase and Phosphatase Interaction Network in Yeast." Science 328, 1043-1046 (2010). (*equal contribution)

Kagansky, A.*, Folco, H.D.*, Almeida, R.*, Pidoux, A.L., Boukaba, A., Simmer, F., Urano, T., Hamilton, G.L., Allshire, R.C. "Synthetic Heterochromatin Bypasses RNAi and Centromeric Repeats to Establish Functional Centromeres." Science 324, 1716-1719 (2009). (*equal contribution)

Almeida, R. & Allshire, R.C. "RNA silencing and genome regulation." Trends in Cell Biology 15, 251-258 (2005).