Dr. Christopher K. Glass Among Three UC San Diego Researchers Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Ferrara, Glass and Malinow join premier advisory group on national medical and health issues —

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced today the election of three new members from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine: Napoleone Ferrara, MD; Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhD; and Roberto Malinow, MD, PhD. Election to NAM is considered among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. …Read the full story from the UC San Diego Newsroom


Christopher K. Glass, MD, PhDChristopher K. Glass, MD, PhD, is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Stress Signal in Cancer Cells Triggers Similar Response in Other Cells, Aiding Tumor Growth

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say a “stress response” mechanism used by normal cells to cope with harsh or demanding conditions is exploited by cancer cells, which transmit the same stress signal to surrounding cells, triggering an inflammatory response in them that can aid tumor growth…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. Maurizio ZanettiDr. Maurizio Zanetti, pictured at left, is senior author of the study. Maurizio Zanetti, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Director of the Laboratory of Immunology at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center|  Read the abstract of the published report in PNAS.

Researchers Describe First Functioning “Lipidome” of Mouse Macrophage

For the first time, scientists have described not only the identities and quantities of fat species in a living mammalian cell – in this case, a mouse macrophage or white blood cell – but they also report how these lipids react and change over time … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Gary Hardiman

Three coauthors of the research report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry are members of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine: Oswald Quehenberger, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine; Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; and Gary Hardiman, Ph.D. (pictured above), Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Genomics Microarray Facility.

Macrophage Protein Has Major Role in Inflammation

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a multi-tasking protein called FoxO1 has another important but previously unknown function: It directly interacts with macrophages, promoting an inflammatory response that can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Contrarily, it also generates a negative feedback loop that can limit damage from excessive inflammation… Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Jerrold Olefsky

The researchers are Jerrold M. Olefsky, M.D., and coworkers.  Dr. Olefsky is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences.

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