Prof. Louise Goupil

Louise Goupil

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4081 Harney Science Center 258


Louise Goupil is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. She received a BS in chemical biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in chemical biology from the the University of California, San Francisco. Her graduate research focused on the role of cysteine proteases in the free-living flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a potential model system for parasitic flatworms.

Professor Goupil teaches general biology I/II, cell physiology, and molecular biology courses for biology majors, and a freshman-year seminar microbiology course for non-majors.

PhD in Chemical Biology, University of California, San Francisco
BS in Chemical Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Selected Publications

Caffrey, C. C., Goupil, L. S., Rebello, K. M., Dalton, J. P., Smith, D.“Cysteine proteases as digestive enzymes in parasitic helminths.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 12 (8): e0005840. (2018).

Goupil, L. S., Ivry, S. L. Hsieh, I., Suzuki, B., Craik, C. S., O’Donoghue, A. J., McKerrow, J. H. “Cysteine and aspartyl proteases contribute to protein digestion in the gut of freshwater planaria.” PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10(8): e0004893 (2016). doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004893

Goupil, L. S. & McKerrow, J. H. “Introduction: Drug Discovery and Development for Neglected Diseases.” Chem. Rev. 114, 11131–11137 (2014).

Chen, R. E., Patterson, J. C., Goupil, L. S., Thorner, J. “Dynamic Localization of Fus3 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Is Necessary to Evoke Appropriate Responses and Avoid Cytotoxic Effects” Mol. Cell. Biol. 50. 4293–4307 (2010).