Anders Persson, PhD

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Anders Persson, PhD

Assistant Professor In-Residence, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Phone: (415) 502-7178

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Neurologic Oncology» Pediatric Malignancies

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Education

Fassberg Senior High School (Sweden) 06/92 Natural Science
Gothenburg University (Gothenburg,Sweden) M.S. 06/99 Biochemistry
Gothenburg University (Gothenburg,Sweden) Ph.D. 11/03 Neurobiology
University of California, San Francisco Fellow 08/08 Brain Tumors


Professional Experience

  • 2004 - 2005
    Research Associate, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Sweden
  • 2004 - 2005
    Principal Investigator at Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2005 - 2008
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, UCSF
  • 2008 - 2011
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF
  • 2012-present
    Assistant Professor In-Residence, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Honors & Awards


  • 2005
    Swedish Society of Medicine
  • 2005
    Swedish Society for Medical Research
  • 2005 - 2006
    Swedish Brain Tumor Foundation
  • 2005 - 2007
    Swedish Society for Medical Research
  • 2008
    Sandler Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2008 - 2010
    American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship
  • 2010
    American Brain Tumor Association Translational Award
  • 2010
    Hellman Family Foundation Early-Career Award
  • 2011
    UCSF SPORE - Career Developmental Award
  • 2012
    American Cancer Society Individual Research Award
  • 2013
    National Brain Tumor Society- Oligodendroglioma Award

Selected Publications

  1. Li N, Maly DJ, Chanthery YH, Sirkis DW, Nakamura JL, Berger MS, James CD, Shokat KM, Weiss WA, Persson AI. Radiotherapy followed by aurora kinase inhibition targets tumor-propagating cells in human glioblastoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Feb; 14(2):419-28.
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  2. Swartling FJ, Cancer M, Frantz A, Weishaupt H, Persson AI. Deregulated proliferation and differentiation in brain tumors. Cell Tissue Res. 2015 Jan; 359(1):225-54.
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  3. Ilkanizadeh S, Lau J, Huang M, Foster DJ, Wong R, Frantz A, Wang S, Weiss WA, Persson AI. Glial progenitors as targets for transformation in glioma. Adv Cancer Res. 2014; 121:1-65.
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  4. Shchors K, Persson AI, Rostker F, Tihan T, Lyubynska N, Li N, Swigart LB, Berger MS, Hanahan D, Weiss WA, Evan GI. Using a preclinical mouse model of high-grade astrocytoma to optimize p53 restoration therapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 16; 110(16):E1480-9.
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  5. Swartling FJ, Bolin S, Phillips JJ, Persson AI. Signals that regulate the oncogenic fate of neural stem cells and progenitors. Exp Neurol. 2014 Oct; 260:56-68.
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  6. Swartling FJ, Savov V, Persson AI, Chen J, Hackett CS, Northcott PA, Grimmer MR, Lau J, Chesler L, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Taylor MD, Weiss WA. Distinct neural stem cell populations give rise to disparate brain tumors in response to N-MYC. Cancer Cell. 2012 May 15; 21(5):601-13.
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  7. Chanthery YH, Gustafson WC, Itsara M, Persson A, Hackett CS, Grimmer M, Charron E, Yakovenko S, Kim G, Matthay KK, Weiss WA. Paracrine signaling through MYCN enhances tumor-vascular interactions in neuroblastoma. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 4; 4(115):115ra3.
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  8. Sugiarto S, Persson AI, Munoz EG, Waldhuber M, Lamagna C, Andor N, Hanecker P, Ayers-Ringler J, Phillips J, Siu J, Lim DA, Vandenberg S, Stallcup W, Berger MS, Bergers G, Weiss WA, Petritsch C. Asymmetry-defective oligodendrocyte progenitors are glioma precursors. Cancer Cell. 2011 Sep 13; 20(3):328-40.
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  9. Persson AI, Petritsch C, Swartling FJ, Itsara M, Sim FJ, Auvergne R, Goldenberg DD, Vandenberg SR, Nguyen KN, Yakovenko S, Ayers-Ringler J, Nishiyama A, Stallcup WB, Berger MS, Bergers G, McKnight TR, Goldman SA, Weiss WA. Non-stem cell origin for oligodendroglioma. Cancer Cell. 2010 Dec 14; 18(6):669-82.
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  10. Persson AI, Weiss WA. The side story of stem-like glioma cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2009 Mar 6; 4(3):191-2.
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  11. Silber J, Lim DA, Petritsch C, Persson AI, Maunakea AK, Yu M, Vandenberg SR, Ginzinger DG, James CD, Costello JF, Bergers G, Weiss WA, Alvarez-Buylla A, Hodgson JG. miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells. BMC Med. 2008; 6:14.
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  12. Persson AI, Bull C, Eriksson PS. Requirement for Id1 in opioid-induced oligodendrogenesis in cultured adult rat hippocampal progenitors. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 May; 23(9):2277-88.
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  13. Zarnegar P, Persson AI, Ming Y, Terenius L. Opioid-induced regulation of gene expression in PC12 cells stably transfected with mu-opioid receptor. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Apr 3; 396(3):197-201.
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  14. Persson AI, Thorlin T, Eriksson PS. Comparison of immunoblotted delta opioid receptor proteins expressed in the adult rat brain and their regulation by growth hormone. Neurosci Res. 2005 May; 52(1):1-9.
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  15. Naylor AS, Persson AI, Eriksson PS, Jonsdottir IH, Thorlin T. Extended voluntary running inhibits exercise-induced adult hippocampal progenitor proliferation in the spontaneously hypertensive rat. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May; 93(5):2406-14.
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  16. Dahl A, Eriksson PS, Davidsson P, Persson AI, Ekman R, Westman-Brinkmalm A. Demonstration of multiple novel glycoforms of the stem cell survival factor CCg. J Neurosci Res. 2004 Jul 1; 77(1):9-14.
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  17. Persson AI, Naylor AS, Jonsdottir IH, Nyberg F, Eriksson PS, Thorlin T. Differential regulation of hippocampal progenitor proliferation by opioid receptor antagonists in running and non-running spontaneously hypertensive rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Apr; 19(7):1847-55.
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  18. Persson AI, Thorlin T, Bull C, Eriksson PS. Opioid-induced proliferation through the MAPK pathway in cultures of adult hippocampal progenitors. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Jul; 23(3):360-72.
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  19. Persson AI, Thorlin T, Bull C, Zarnegar P, Ekman R, Terenius L, Eriksson PS. Mu- and delta-opioid receptor antagonists decrease proliferation and increase neurogenesis in cultures of rat adult hippocampal progenitors. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 Mar; 17(6):1159-72.
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  20. Persson AI, Aberg ND, Oscarsson J, Isaksson OG, Rönnbäck L, Frick F, Sonesson C, Eriksson PS. Expression of delta opioid receptor mRNA and protein in the rat cerebral cortex and cerebellum is decreased by growth hormone. J Neurosci Res. 2003 Feb 15; 71(4):496-503.
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