Pathology Graduate Training Program
Name: Alexander Kikuchi
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students
Lab Phone: 412-383-7820
Mentor Name: Dr. Satdarshan Monga
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., B.M.
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California
Undergraduate Majors: Biological Sciences, Jazz Studies
Research Project Information
Role of platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFR-alpha) in hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
USC Provost Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2009-2010
USC Renaissance Scholar, 2010
B.A./B.M. awarded as summa cum laude, 2010
Angiopathy Training Program Fellow, 2013
Driscoll, B., A. Kikuchi, A.N. Lau, J. Lee, R. Reddy, E. Jesudason, C.F. Kim, D. Warburton. (2012). "Isolation and characterization of distal lung progenitor cells." Methods in molecular biology 879: 109-122.
Nejak-Bowen, K., A. Kikuchi, S.P. Monga. (2012). "Beta-catenin-NF-kappaB interactions in murine hepatocytes: A complex to die for." Hepatology. doi: 10.1002/hep.26042.
Novel Transgenic Murine Model of Hepatocyte-Specific Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor alpha Expression. Kikuchi A, Awuah P, Jung Min L, Poddar M, Misse A, Monga PS. Medical Scientist Training Program Annual Scientific Retreat, University of Pittsburgh, 8/2013.
Quantitative Assessment of Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling and Lymphoid Neogenesis in a Simian Immunodeficiency Model of HIV-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Kikuchi A, Guyach S, Norris K. Medical Scientist Training Program Annual Scientific Retreat, University of Pittsburgh, 8/2012.
RelA/p65 and beta-catenin interaction in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Kikuchi A, Nejak-Bowen K, Monga PS. Medical Scientist Training Program Annual Scientific Retreat, University of Pittsburgh, 8/2011.