I'm a staff scientist in the Herzik Lab at UC San Diego, where I am developing machine learning methods for curating particle image stacks generated by single-particle cryogenic electron microscopy experiments.

I completed my Ph.D. in the Debelouchina Lab at UCSD in July 2023. My research focused on the structural biology of of biomolecular phase transitions and protein self-assembly. I live in San Diego and spend quite a bit of time in the SF Bay Area. I'm easiest to reach by email at rberkele[at]ucsd[dot]edu. You can also find me on Twitter, LinkedIn and GitHub, although I'm not too active on those platforms.

An up-to-date list of my publications is available on Google Scholar.

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