Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.



Assistant Professor Of Research Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

The Lymphatic Cell Environment Promotes Kaposi Sarcoma Development by Prox1-Enhanced Productive Lytic Replication of Kaposi Sarcoma Herpes Virus Cancer Res. 2020 Aug 01; 80(15):3130-3144. . View in PubMed

Hemistepsin A alleviates liver fibrosis by inducing apoptosis of activated hepatic stellate cells via inhibition of nuclear factor-? B and Akt. Food Chem Toxicol. 2020 Jan; 135:111044.. View in PubMed

Cudrania Tricuspidata Extract and Its Major Constituents Inhibit Oxidative Stress-Induced Liver Injury J Med Food. 2019 Jun; 22(6):602-613. . View in PubMed

Sipjeondaebo-tang Alleviates Oxidative Stress-Mediated Liver Injury through Activation of the CaMKK2-AMPK Signaling Pathway Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018; 2018:8609285. . View in PubMed

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Tryptanthrin prevents oxidative stress-mediated apoptosis through AMP-activated protein kinase-dependent p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase activation Arch Pharm Res. 2017 Sep; 40(9):1071-1086. . View in PubMed

20S-Protopanaxadiol, an aglycosylated ginsenoside metabolite, induces hepatic stellate cell apoptosis through liver kinase B1-AMP-activated protein kinase activation J Ginseng Res. 2017 Jul; 41(3):392-402. . View in PubMed

Transactivation of the PPAR-responsive enhancer module in chemopreventive glutathione S-transferase gene by the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma and retinoid X receptor heterodimer Cancer Res. 2004 May 15; 64(10):3701-13. . View in PubMed

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