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Xavier Gaeta MD PhD
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Nephrology Fellow in Pediatrics - Nephrology
Honors & Awards
Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Awardee, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) (2022-2024)
Alice Litman Moss Outstanding Resident Award, UCLA Pediatrics Residency Program (2021)
Emil Bogen Research Prize, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (2018)
Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Medical Honor Society (2017)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Los Angeles (2018)
Doctor of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles (2018)
Bachelor of Science, Stanford University, BIOL-BSH (2009)
Residency, UCLA, Pediatrics (2021)
MD, UCLA (2018)
PhD, UCLA, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (2016)
BS, Stanford University, Biological Sciences (2009)
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Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Postdoctoral Scholar, Hematology-Oncology
Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor
Our lab studies the molecular basis of longevity. We are interested in the mechanism of action of known longevity genes, including FOXO and SIRT, in the mammalian nervous system. We are particularly interested in the role of these longevity genes in neural stem cells. We are also discovering novel genes and processes involved in aging using two short-lived model systems, the invertebrate C. elegans and an extremely short-lived vertebrate, the African killifish N. furzeri.
Marion S. Buckwalter, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and of Neurosurgery
Neurologic Critical Care, Neurocritical Care
The goal of the Buckwalter Lab is to improve how people recover after a stroke. We use basic and clinical research to understand the cells, proteins, and genes that lead to successful recovery of function, and also how complications develop that impact quality of life after stroke. Ongoing projects are focused on understanding how inflammatory responses are regulated after a stroke and how they affect short-term brain injury and long term outcomes like dementia and depression.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurosurgery
George D. Smith Professor of Molecular and Genetic Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Genetics
We study natural cellular mechanisms for adapting to genetic change. These include systems activated during normal development and those for detecting and responding to foreign or unwanted genetic activity. Underlying these studies are questions of how a cells can distinguish information as "self" versus "nonself" or "wanted" versus "unwanted".
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Emerita
Astrocytes, microglia and neurons interact, and have unique vulnerabilities to injury based on their patterns of gene expression and their functional roles. We focus on the cellular and molecular basis of brain cell injury in stroke. We study the effects of altering miRNA expression, altering levels of heat shock and cell death regulatory proteins. Our goal is to improve outcome by improving mitochondrial function and brain cell survival, and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Genetics
Ngan F. Huang
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery Research) and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Huang's laboratory aims to understand the chemical and mechanical interactions between extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and pluripotent stem cells that regulate vascular and myogenic differentiation. The fundamental insights of cell-matrix interactions are applied towards stem cell-based therapies with respect to improving cell survival and regenerative capacity, as well as engineered vascularized tissues for therapeutic transplantation.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Pathology
Seung K. Kim M.D., Ph.D.
KM Mulberry Professor, Professor of Developmental Biology, of Medicine (Endocrinology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)
We study the development of pancreatic islet cells using molecular, embryologic and genetic methods in several model systems, including mice, pigs, human pancreas, embryonic stem cells, and Drosophila. Our work suggests that critical factors required for islet development are also needed to maintain essential functions of the mature islet. These approaches have informed efforts to generate replacement islets from renewable sources for diabetes.
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery)
Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Our lab aims to understand the biomechanics that govern a wide spectrum of congenital heart defects, and how those biomechanics change with contemporary operative repair strategies. We simulate operations virtually via CFD, and in ex vivo and in vivo animal models, and analyze how the changes we make alter fluid flow, pressure, and stresses throughout the system. We hope that these experiments can impact and optimize existing techniques that translate quickly to the operating room.
Publication Topics For This Person
Analysis of Variance
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Nuclear Translocator
Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors
Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins
Neural Stem Cells
Pluripotent Stem Cells
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Stem Cell Transplantation