Kathleen Wilson-Edell, PhD

Senior Business Development Manager, EOD
Office of Technology Management

Kathy has ten years of business development experience in university settings, both at UCSF and Stanford, where she sourced and executed several high-value licenses and managed various industry collaborations. Kathy is passionate about working with faculty members and industry partners to forge paths for startup formation with the goal of bringing new technologies to the public domain. Prior to joining the technology transfer field, Kathy obtained a PhD in Genetics at Yale and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, where her research focused on the roles of histone deacetylase inhibitors and ribosomal proteins in breast cancer. She received her AB in Biology from Cornell.


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.


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