Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students

Name: Alexander Kikuchi
Email: ATK25@pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-383-7820
Mentor Name: Dr. Satdarshan Monga

Undergraduate Education:
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.

Awards:
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

Publications:

    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.

Abstracts:

    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.

Presentations