Rosemary J. Akhurst, PhD

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Professor In Residence, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Anatomy, UCSF; Director, Preclinical Therapeutics Core Facility, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF

rakhurst@cc.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 514-0215 (voice)
Box 0128, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0128

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Education

Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK, BSc (Hons), 1st class, 1975-1978, Biochemistry
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UK, PhD, 1978-1981, Molecular Biology
 


Professional Experience

  • 1982-1984
    Post-doctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • 1984-1988
    Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London University, UK
  • 1988-1990
    Lecturer, Department of Medical Genetics, Glasgow University, UK
  • 1990-1992
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Genetics, Glasgow University, UK
  • 1992-1996
    Reader, Department of Medical Genetics, Glasgow University, UK
  • 1997-1999
    Senior Scientist, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Richmond, CA
  • 1999-2004
    Research Scientist, Cancer Research Institute, UCSF
  • 2004-2007
    Adjunct Professor, Dept of Anatomy and Cancer Research Institute, UCSF
  • 2007-present
    Professor In Residence, Dept of Anatomy and Cancer Research Institute, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1975, 1976
    Imperial College Entrance Scholarship
  • 1978
    Ewart Stickings Award for Excellence in Biochemistry (Top Biochemistry Student, Imperial College, London)
  • 1978
    Associate of the Royal College of Science
  • 1982-4
    European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Fellowship Award
  • 1984
    "New Blood" Lectureship, London University, UK
  • 2011-2017
    Charter Member NIH VCMB Study Section

Selected Publications

  1. Kawasaki K, Freimuth J, Meyer DS, Lee MM, Tochimoto-Okamoto A, Benzinou M, Clermont FF, Wu G, Roy R, Letteboer TG, Ploos van Amstel JK, Giraud S, Dupuis-Girod S, Lesca G, Westermann CJ, Coffey RJ, Akhurst RJ. Genetic variants of Adam17 differentially regulate TGFß signaling to modify vascular pathology in mice and humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 27; 111(21):7723-8.
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  2. Derynck R, Akhurst RJ. BMP-9 balances endothelial cell fate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19; 110(47):18746-7.
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  3. Kang HC, Quigley DA, Kim IJ, Wakabayashi Y, Ferguson-Smith MA, D'Alessandro M, Birgitte Lane E, Akhurst RJ, Goudie DR, Balmain A. Multiple self-healing squamous epithelioma (MSSE): rare variants in an adjacent region of chromosome 9q22.3 to known TGFBR1 mutations suggest a digenic or multilocus etiology. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jul; 133(7):1907-10.
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  4. Freimuth J, Clermont FF, Huang X, DeSapio A, Tokuyasu TA, Sheppard D, Akhurst RJ. Epistatic interactions between Tgfb1 and genetic loci, Tgfbm2 and Tgfbm3, determine susceptibility to an asthmatic stimulus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30; 109(44):18042-7.
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  5. Akhurst RJ, Hata A. Targeting the TGFß signalling pathway in disease. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2012 Oct; 11(10):790-811.
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  6. Akhurst RJ. The paradoxical TGF-ß vasculopathies. Nat Genet. 2012 Aug; 44(8):838-9.
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  7. Connolly EC, Freimuth J, Akhurst RJ. Complexities of TGF-ß targeted cancer therapy. Int J Biol Sci. 2012; 8(7):964-78.
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  8. Lamouille S, Connolly E, Smyth JW, Akhurst RJ, Derynck R. TGF-ß-induced activation of mTOR complex 2 drives epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cell invasion. J Cell Sci. 2012 Mar 1; 125(Pt 5):1259-73.
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  9. Arnold TD, Ferrero GM, Qiu H, Phan IT, Akhurst RJ, Huang EJ, Reichardt LF. Defective retinal vascular endothelial cell development as a consequence of impaired integrin aVß8-mediated activation of transforming growth factor-ß. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 25; 32(4):1197-206.
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  10. Benzinou M, Clermont FF, Letteboer TG, Kim JH, Espejel S, Harradine KA, Arbelaez J, Luu MT, Roy R, Quigley D, Higgins MN, Zaid M, Aouizerat BE, van Amstel JK, Giraud S, Dupuis-Girod S, Lesca G, Plauchu H, Hughes CC, Westermann CJ, Akhurst RJ. Mouse and human strategies identify PTPN14 as a modifier of angiogenesis and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. Nat Commun. 2012; 3:616.
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  11. Connolly EC, Akhurst RJ. The complexities of TGF-ß action during mammary and squamous cell carcinogenesis. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2011 Dec; 12(12):2138-49.
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  12. Bouquet F, Pal A, Pilones KA, Demaria S, Hann B, Akhurst RJ, Babb JS, Lonning SM, DeWyngaert JK, Formenti SC, Barcellos-Hoff MH. TGFß1 inhibition increases the radiosensitivity of breast cancer cells in vitro and promotes tumor control by radiation in vivo. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Nov 1; 17(21):6754-65.
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  13. Connolly EC, Saunier EF, Quigley D, Luu MT, De Sapio A, Hann B, Yingling JM, Akhurst RJ. Outgrowth of drug-resistant carcinomas expressing markers of tumor aggression after long-term TßRI/II kinase inhibition with LY2109761. Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 15; 71(6):2339-49.
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  14. Akhurst RJ. Taking thalidomide out of rehab. Nat Med. 2010 Apr; 16(4):370-2.
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  15. Harradine KA, Ridd K, Saunier EF, Clermont FF, Perez-Losada J, Moore DH, Epstein EH, Bastian BC, Akhurst RJ. Elevated cutaneous Smad activation associates with enhanced skin tumor susceptibility in organ transplant recipients. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Aug 15; 15(16):5101-7.
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  16. Barcellos-Hoff MH, Akhurst RJ. Transforming growth factor-beta in breast cancer: too much, too late. Breast Cancer Res. 2009; 11(1):202.
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  17. Kang JS, Saunier EF, Akhurst RJ, Derynck R. The type I TGF-beta receptor is covalently modified and regulated by sumoylation. Nat Cell Biol. 2008 Jun; 10(6):654-64.
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  18. Derynck R, Akhurst RJ. Differentiation plasticity regulated by TGF-beta family proteins in development and disease. Nat Cell Biol. 2007 Sep; 9(9):1000-4.
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  19. Saunier EF, Akhurst RJ. TGF beta inhibition for cancer therapy. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2006 Nov; 6(7):565-78.
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  20. Akhurst RJ. Large- and small-molecule inhibitors of transforming growth factor-beta signaling. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2006 Jun; 7(6):513-21.
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