Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

The Asmin Tulpule Lab


Asmin Tulpule
Asmin Tulpule, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

The Tulpule Lab is interested in a long-standing question in cell biology: how do cells organize and compartmentalize critical cellular processes within the crowded and heterogeneous intracellular space? We focus on an emerging set of self-assembling, protein-based structures known as biomolecular condensates and their role in cancer, including a newly discovered pathogenic condensate – membraneless receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) protein granules. Through interdisciplinary approaches combining cancer signaling, structural biology, biophysics, and high-resolution microscopy, we hope to understand how the compartmentalization of oncogenic fusion proteins can both co-opt and disrupt cellular condensates in order to drive cancer. 

Lab Members

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Publications Highlights

Menon S, Breese MR, Lin YP, Allegakoen HP, Perati S, Heslin A, Horlbeck MA, Weissman J, Sweet-Cordero EA, Trever G. Bivona#, Asmin Tulpule #. FET fusion oncoproteins disrupt physiologic DNA repair networks and induce ATR synthetic lethality in cancer. bioRxiv 2023.04.30.538578; doi:

Gonzalez-Martinez D, Roth L, Mumford TR, Guan J, Huang B, Tulpule A, Bivona TG, Bugaj LJ. Oncogenic protein condensates suppress growth factor perception and modulate drug tolerance. Biorxiv. doi:

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Asmin Tulpule

Asmin Tulpule, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor

  • The Tulpule lab studies how cells compartmentalize critical cellular processes with a focus on biomolecular condensates in cancer.
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Harvard University
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Alexandra Cote

Research Technician

Rhode Gedeon

Administrative Assistant

Daniel Gracilla

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sumit Kumar Dey

Senior Research Scientist

Shruti Menon

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ananya Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Fellows

Lab Affiliations


  • Pediatric V Foundation Scholar Award (2023-2026)
  • NCI Career Development Award K08 (2023 – 2028)
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator Award (2023-2025)
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar Award (2018)
  • UCSF Physician-Scientist Scholar Program (2017-2022)

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Asmin Tulpule discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Faze Medicines
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