Dr Fox Headshot C. Fred Fox, PhD, Professor
Office Location:  3610B Molecular Sciences Building, UCLA
Phone: (310) 825-1550 or 825-9329       Fax: (310) 206-1703       Email: fredfox@microbio.ucla.edu

UCLA Tumor Cell Biology Training Program (TCB)



Mailing Address

Tumor Cell Biology Training Program Applications


Fred Fox is professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA and served his department as chair from 1976-1981.  He received a BA cum laude from Wittenberg University in 1960, an MS in physiological chemistry from Ohio State University in 1961, and a PhD in biochemistry in 1964 from the University of Chicago, where he was an NSF predoctoral fellow.

He was postdoctoral fellow of the National Science Foundation at Harvard Medical School from 1964-66, then returned to the University of Chicago as assistant professor of biochemistry and was promoted to associate professor in 1970.

Fox joined the UCLA faculty in 1971 as an associate professor of molecular biology in bacteriology and was promoted to professor in 1972. He was the recipient of a Research Career Development Award from USPHS (1971-76) and of the 1973 American Chemical Society Award in Biochemistry (Eli Lilly Award). His major research activities have been directed at cell membrane issues.

Fox created the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry in 1972 and continues to serve as Executive Editor. In 1972, he organized and presented at Squaw Valley, California, the first meeting to be held on the subject of membrane molecular biology.

From that meeting he developed the UCLA Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology. He directed these conferences through the early 1990’s as they developed into a 40-meeting series that serves over 10,000 scientists annually. He retired as Director shortly after these meetings became Keystone Symposia in 1991.

In 1996, he co-founded the Lake Tahoe Center, an education foundation dedicated to studies in molecular diversity, and served as President of this not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization through December 2004.

Fox organized the Scientific Advisory Board for Viratek, Inc., and served as its Chair from 1980-85. He was a co-founder and president (1980-82) of INGENE, a biotechnology company that was traded on NASDAQ, and subsequently on INGENE’s scientific advisory board through its merger with the XOMA Corporation.

Fox is the director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s UCLA Professional Masters Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and is the principal investigator of two Ph.D. training programs at UCLA:

   The UCLA Tumor Cell Biology Training Program is funded by USHHS (NIH/NCI) and supports two predoctoral students and seven postdoctoral fellows.

  Integrative Bioinformatics Training at UCLA is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program and supports undergraduate and graduate students.

Fox is chair of the Executive Committee of the University of California Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) and UCLA representative to the Biotechnology Executive Committee of the University of California Discovery Grant Program.


C133/233.  Principles, Practices, and Policies in Biotechnology.  (2 units, Winter Quarter; formerly numbered CM233)  Lecture, three hours. Requisites: Chemistry 153A and 153B, or Life Sciences 3 and 4, with grades of B or better. 

Sixteen distinguished guest speakers for Frontiers in Biotechnology are scheduled ( pdf ).

To register see syllabus ( syllabus ).

Designed for juniors/seniors (C133) and graduate students (C233). Life and physical sciences majors and students in the School of Law and Anderson Graduate School of Management may find course useful in career preparation. The two courses are scheduled concurrently.

Presentation of technologies, regulatory practices, and policies required for product development and review of current opportunities for new technology development. Topics include fermentation processes, pilot and large-scale bioprocess technologies, scaleup strategies, industrial recombinant DNA processes, hybridomas, protein engineering, peptide mimetics and rational drug design, medical and microscopic imaging, and intellectual property issues. C133: P/NP or letter grading. C233: S/U or letter grading. 

C134/234.  Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research.  (2 units, Spring Quarter; C234 was formerly numbered CM234.)  Seminar, two hours.

Designed for graduate students (C234) and undergraduates (C134) who have credit for a life sciences or biomedical individual studies 199 course.  The graduate and undergraduate courses are scheduled concurrently.

Responsibilities and ethical conduct of investigators in research, data management, mentorship, grant applications, and publications.  Responsibilities to peers, sponsoring institutions, and society.  Conflicts of interest, disclosure, animal subject welfare, human biomedical experimentation, stem cell research, collaborative research and areas in which investigational goals and societal values may conflict.  C134: P/NP or letter grading.  C234: S/U or letter grading.

For more information on these classes, go to http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/schedule/, select the quarter of interest to you, and then select the subject area “Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics”.

Mailing Address

  To send mail to Prof. Fox from outside the UCLA campus:

Prof. C. Fred Fox
Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
1602 Molecular Sciences Building
Box 951489
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489

   To send mail to Prof. Fox from on the UCLA campus:

Prof. C. Fred Fox
Dept of MIMG
1602 MSB
Campus Mail Code 148906

UCLA Tumor Cell Biology Training Program Applications

Application Deadline of Current Request for Predoctoral & Postdoctoral Applications:

noon, Friday
November 12, 2010

Mentors: The Tumor Cell Biology Training Program welcomes collaboration among mentors with complementary expertise who may wish to form a Mentor Team to oversee and guide the progress of an applicant. Successful collaborations of Mentor Teams will be featured on this web page as time goes on, as these collaborations are more and more found to be on the cutting edge of research and teaching in university environments.

Applicants: from the lists below, please download all the forms in your category (predoctoral or postdoctoral). 

Note that for each form you can choose from two formats: pdf or Word. If you choose pdf, you can use Adobe Reader (free download) to open them.

To download one of the files (either pdf or Word) without opening it, right mouse click on the link (Windows) or control-click (Mac) to display a pop-up menu. Then select “Save target as”, “Save link as”, or “Save link target as” (or words to that effect) and save to your hard drive.

If you have questions about the application process, feel free to contact:

Ken Hazama
Tumor Cell Biology Training
Email: tcb@microbio.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 825-9329
Fax: (310) 206-1703

Predoctoral Applicants

Download either the pdf version or the Word version of these files:

  Predoctoral Guidelines ( pdf  / Word )

  Application for Appointment ( pdf  / Word )

  Research Clearances ( pdf  / Word )

  Predoc Applicant Evaluation ( pdf  / Word ) — which your References should fill out

  Predoc Checklist ( pdf  / Word )

Postdoctoral Applicants

Download either the pdf version or the Word version of these files:

  Postdoctoral Guidelines ( pdf  / Word )

  Application for Appointment ( pdf  / Word )

  Research Clearances ( pdf  / Word )

  Postdoc Applicant Evaluation ( pdf  / Word ) — which your References should fill out

  Postdoc Checklist ( pdf / Word )


  Faculty Research Interest and Contact Info ( Research / Contacts )

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