Maho Niwa, Ph.D.
Maho Niwa, Ph.D., is a Professor of Molecular Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California – San Diego. Dr. Niwa received her Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine with Dr. Susan Berget, pioneering how exons are molecularly chosen from the sea of intron sequences present in each human gene. Dr. Niwa joined Dr. Peter Walter’s laboratory at the University of California – San Francisco where she received postdoctoral training, which was supported by a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Niwa started her own laboratory at UCSD in 2002. Her past honors include a Searle Foundation Faculty Scholar award, and two American Cancer Society Faculty Scholar awards, and recently, she received a Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.