Contact Us



We are located at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.
Street address: 1450 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94158
Email address: jwitte ‘at’ ucsf.edu
Phone number: 415-502-6882
Twitter handle: @WitteLab

Joining Our Group


We have openings for enthusiastic and hard-working students, post-docs, and fellows. Please contact John Witte if you would like to be considered for a position.

PhD Training Programs
The lab is open for students from the following training programs:
Epidemiology and Translational Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics
Integrated Program in Quantitative Biology
If you’re interested in joining us, sign up for a rotation!

UCSF Graduate Coursework
In the Winter quarter at UCSF, John Witte, in conjunction with Thomas Hoffmann, directs a graduate course on Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Details can be found on the course website.

Post-Doctoral Training
We are presently hiring post-docs to work on both methods development and their application to cancer, birth defects, and pharmacogenomics.
In addition to research-specific training support, John Witte Directs the NIH-funded program for post-doctoral training in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer. This Program offers a set of instructional and research opportunities to exceptional postdoctoral candidates in order to promote their careers as independent researchers in the interdisciplinary field of genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer. Mentors and research training opportunities will continue to come from major academic and research institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. The Program trains scientists at the intersection of multiple distinct fields. More specifically, the GMEC program blends together in a highly interactive fashion a group of mentors and trainees from cancer research, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The program is defined by three main components: 1) a specialized core curriculum that covers the key disciplines and their intersections; 2) additional educational experiences to complement their research and educational background and interest; and 3) focused research projects with multiple mentors. Each trainee will also be required to extend their research experience by writing a mock NIH proposal. Individuals trained in this program will have the skills vital to deciphering the causes of cancer, ultimately providing valuable knowledge regarding the prevention and treatment of this complex disease.