University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Beth Aspel Winger, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Pediatric Malignancies


Yale University, New Haven, CT, BA, 2001, Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco, CA, PhD, 2008, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, MD, 2011, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Residency, 2014, Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship, 2018, Pediatric Hem/Onc
University of Maryland, Baltimore (Online), 2019, Pharmacometrics

Professional Experience

  • 1999
    Research intern, University of Texas Austin Department of Chemistry; Laboratory of Stephen F. Martin
  • 1999 - 2000
    Undergraduate Thesis Research, Yale University Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of David Austin
  • 2001 - 2002
    Fulbright Scholar, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Alexandra
  • 2002 - 2003
    Laboratory technician, New York University Department of Rheumatology, Laboratory of Michael Pillinger
  • 2005 - 2005
    Rotation student, UCSF Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Laboratory of James McKerrow
  • 2005 - 2008
    Graduate student, UCSF Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Laboratory of Kevan Shokat
  • 2009 - present
    Lecturer and small group facilitator, UCSF School of Medicine, Cancer block
  • 2010 - 2011
    Course Founder and Instructor, UCSF, MSTP-Into the Clinic!
  • 2015 - 2019
    Fellow, UCSF Department of Medicine, Laboratory of Neil Shah
  • 2018 - 2019
    Fellow, Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 - 2019
    Clinical Instructor, UCSF
  • 2019 - present
    Assistant Professor, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1999
    Pfizer Synthetic Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2000
    Richter Summer Fellowship, Yale University
  • 2001
    Honors in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Yale University
  • 2001 - 2002
    Fulbright Graduate Student Award, Fulbright Association
  • 2007 - 2008
    University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee Fellowship, University of California
  • 2015
    Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop, American Association of Cancer Research
  • 2017 - 2020
    St. Baldrick's Foundation Fellowship Award, St. Baldrick's Foundation
  • 2017 - 2020
    Frank A. Campini Foundation Award, Frank A. Campini Foundation
  • 2020 - 2021
    Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Award for Innovation, UCSF
  • 2020 - 2021
    Resource Allocation Program Grant (co-PI), UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Wang H, Long-Boyle J, Winger BA, Nicolaides T, Mueller S, Prados M, Ivaturi V. Population Pharmacokinetics of Vemurafenib in Children With Recurrent/Refractory BRAF Gene V600E-Mutant Astrocytomas. J Clin Pharmacol. 2020 May 31.
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  2. Apsel Winger B, Cortopassi WA, Garrido Ruiz D, Ding L, Jang K, Leyte-Vidal A, Zhang N, Esteve-Puig R, Jacobson MP, Shah NP. ATP-Competitive Inhibitors Midostaurin and Avapritinib Have Distinct Resistance Profiles in Exon 17-Mutant KIT. Cancer Res. 2019 08 15; 79(16):4283-4292.
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  3. Winger BA, Foy E, Sud SR, MacKenzie JD, Pua HH, Lau AH, Heyman MB, Laszik Z, Tureen J. Mycobacterium bovis Enterocolitis in an Immunocompromised Host. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 07; 63(1):e17-9.
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  4. Apsel Winger B, Shah NP. PPAR?: Welcoming the New Kid on the CML Stem Cell Block. Cancer Cell. 2015 Oct 12; 28(4):409-411.
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  5. Feldman ME, Apsel B, Uotila A, Loewith R, Knight ZA, Ruggero D, Shokat KM. Active-site inhibitors of mTOR target rapamycin-resistant outputs of mTORC1 and mTORC2. PLoS Biol. 2009 Feb 10; 7(2):e38.
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  6. Apsel B, Blair JA, Gonzalez B, Nazif TM, Feldman ME, Aizenstein B, Hoffman R, Williams RL, Shokat KM, Knight ZA. Targeted polypharmacology: discovery of dual inhibitors of tyrosine and phosphoinositide kinases. Nat Chem Biol. 2008 Nov; 4(11):691-9.
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  7. Zunder ER, Knight ZA, Houseman BT, Apsel B, Shokat KM. Discovery of drug-resistant and drug-sensitizing mutations in the oncogenic PI3K isoform p110 alpha. Cancer Cell. 2008 Aug 12; 14(2):180-92.
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  8. Mackey ZB, Baca AM, Mallari JP, Apsel B, Shelat A, Hansell EJ, Chiang PK, Wolff B, Guy KR, Williams J, McKerrow JH. Discovery of trypanocidal compounds by whole cell HTS of Trypanosoma brucei. Chem Biol Drug Des. 2006 May; 67(5):355-63.
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  9. Pillinger MH, Dinsell V, Apsel B, Tolani SN, Marjanovic N, Chan ES, Gomez P, Clancy R, Chang LF, Abramson SB. Regulation of metalloproteinases and NF-kappaB activation in rabbit synovial fibroblasts via E prostaglandins and Erk: contrasting effects of nabumetone and 6MNA. Br J Pharmacol. 2004 Jul; 142(6):973-82.
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  10. Pillinger MH, Rosenthal PB, Tolani SN, Apsel B, Dinsell V, Greenberg J, Chan ES, Gomez PF, Abramson SB. Cyclooxygenase-2-derived E prostaglandins down-regulate matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression in fibroblast-like synoviocytes via inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation. J Immunol. 2003 Dec 01; 171(11):6080-9.
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