Carl S. Parker

Professor of Biochemistry
Contact information for Carl S. Parker
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 147-75
Office: 107 Braun
Phone: 626-395-6368
Email: csp@​
B.A., University of Rochester, 1973; Ph.D., Washington University (St. Louis), 1977. Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology, Caltech, 1981-87; Associate Professor, 1987-92; Professor, 1992-99; Professor of Biochemistry, 1999-. Executive Officer, 2000-04.

Research Interests

Molecular Mechanisms controlling gene expression

Assistant: Margot Hoyt

The current research in the Parker lab at Caltech focuses on the molecular mechanisms cells use to respond to physiological stress such as heat shock.  We are interested in understanding how heat for example is transduced into a massive transcriptional activation response that results in the synthesis of heat shock proteins.