Richard D. Kolodner Elected to Institute of Medicine

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers Joseph G. Gleeson, MD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of neurosciences and pediatrics, and Richard D. Kolodner, PhD, professor of medicine and Ludwig Cancer Research scientist, have been named … Continue reading

Drs. Wang and Kolodner Find a Key to Cisplatin Resistance

Why are some patients resistant to cisplatin chemotherapy for cancer? A clue has come from a study released this month by Drs. Jean Wang, Richard Kolodner, and colleagues. In patients who receive cisplatin therapy, their own DNA mismatch protein PMS2 … Continue reading

Drs. Richard D. Kolodner and Samuel I. Rapaport Are New Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Two Department of Medicine faculty members have been honored with election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS). Drs. Richard D. Kolodner and Samuel I. Rapaport, both from the Division of Hematology-Oncology, are among seven from UC San … Continue reading

New Division Chief and Vice Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Announced July 28, 2014, by Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD, Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine I am pleased to announce that an internal review committee has selected Dr. Nick Webster as the new chief … Continue reading

DNA Mismatch Repair Happens Only During A Brief Window of Opportunity

In eukaryotes – the group of organisms that include humans – a key to survival is the ability of certain proteins to quickly and accurately repair genetic errors that occur when DNA is replicated to make new cells. In a … Continue reading

Scientists Map Changes in Genetic Networks Caused By DNA Damage

Using a new technology called “differential epistasis maps,” an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has documented for the first time how a cellular genetic network completely rewires itself … Continue reading

Med Into Grad “Makes it All Real,” Says UCSD Doctoral Researcher

From basic science laboratory to Peruvian TB clinic: Scarlet Shell, UCSD doctoral candidate in Biomedical Sciences and graduate of the Med Into Grad program. When Scarlet Shell leaves UCSD this year, she’ll have a new doctorate in biomedical sciences and … Continue reading