Kathleen Wilson-Edell, PhD

Licensing Officer
Office of Technology Management
+1 415 340-2895

Kathy joined the UCSF Office of Technology Management (OTM) in March of 2014. She works with UCSF faculty members to protect intellectual property arising from their research and negotiates licenses to these technologies with both startups and established companies.

Prior to joining OTM full-time, Kathy was a part-time Technology Analyst with UCSF OTM while completing her postdoctoral training at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Dr. Christopher Benz’s laboratory. Her postdoctoral research focused on the role of ribosomal proteins in breast cancer. She received her Ph.D. in Genetics from Yale University in Dr. David Stern’s laboratory, studying regulation of gene expression and cytoskeleton rearrangement by BRCA1-related proteins. Kathy’s A.B. is from Cornell University, where she was a Presidential Research Scholar.

Kathy is passionate about helping UCSF investigators move their discoveries from the laboratory to the public domain.

Publications: 

MTOR regulates the pro-tumorigenic senescence-associated secretory phenotype by promoting IL1A translation.

Nature cell biology

Laberge RM, Sun Y, Orjalo AV, Patil CK, Freund A, Zhou L, Curran SC, Davalos AR, Wilson-Edell KA, Liu S, Limbad C, Demaria M, Li P, Hubbard GB, Ikeno Y, Javors M, Desprez PY, Benz CC, Kapahi P, Nelson PS, Campisi J

RPL24: a potential therapeutic target whose depletion or acetylation inhibits polysome assembly and cancer cell growth.

Oncotarget

Wilson-Edell KA, Kehasse A, Scott GK, Yau C, Rothschild DE, Schilling B, Gabriel BS, Yevtushenko MA, Hanson IM, Held JM, Gibson BW, Benz CC

mTORC1/C2 and pan-HDAC inhibitors synergistically impair breast cancer growth by convergent AKT and polysome inhibiting mechanisms.

Breast cancer research and treatment

Wilson-Edell KA, Yevtushenko MA, Rothschild DE, Rogers AN, Benz CC

NFBD1/MDC1 regulates Cav1 and Cav2 independently of DNA damage and p53.

Molecular cancer research : MCR

Wilson KA, Colavito SA, Schulz V, Wakefield PH, Sessa W, Tuck D, Stern DF

Intracellular trafficking of vitamin E in hepatocytes: the role of tocopherol transfer protein.

Journal of lipid research

Qian J, Morley S, Wilson K, Nava P, Atkinson J, Manor D

Intracellular localization of alpha-tocopherol transfer protein and alpha-tocopherol.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Qian J, Wilson K, Nava P, Morley S, Atkinson J, Manor D

Light-responsive subtilisin-related protease in soybean seedling leaves.

Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB

Barnaby NG, He F, Liu X, Wilson KA, Wilson KA, Tan-Wilson A