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Sheryl P. Denker, Ph.D.

Media Science Advisor

Sheryl P. Denker, Ph.D. joined Burrill & Company in February, 2013, after a brief internship, and brings with her a breadth of scientific knowledge and expertise helping scientists communicate their work. Denker was previously a Sr. Program Advisor at the BayBio Institute, the entrepreneurship and science education arm of Northern California’s life science trade association, BayBio.  In this role she brought 15 years of research, writing, teaching and project management experience to program development, industry outreach and grant writing efforts for the Institute and its science education program. Denker has a broad perspective from positions in both academia and industry, as Assistant Research Cell Biologist at the University of California, San Francisco, and Senior Scientist at Xenogen (acquired by Caliper Life Sciences followed by PerkinElmer), where she was responsible for research and development of in-vitro fluorescence applications for the IVIS imaging system.
Denker received a B.S. in Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (focus in Cell Biology and Pharmacology) from the University of California, San Diego, for her work on membrane trafficking and signal transduction. She completed post-doctoral research on the cytoskeleton and cell motility at the University of California, San Francisco, where her collaborative research efforts centered on understanding cell shape and motility and resulted in an Innovation in Basic Sciences Award to her sponsoring advisor. She has published in The Journal of Cell Biology, Molecular Cell, Methods in Enzymology, Journal of Neurochemistry and Current Opinion in Cell Biology. Denker is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.