Richard Waldron, PhD

Assistant Researcher, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Waldron has expertise in protein phosphorylation, including 2-D phosphopeptide mapping and characterization of phosphospecific antibodies, and the use of combined approaches that routinely integrate the introduction of mutant proteins into cells by transfection techniques. Dr. Waldron’s ongoing research examines oxidative stress and oxidant-mediated signal transduction pathways involved in gene expression responses and homeostatic cell fate determination in the intestinal tract and in the pancreas. This research is centered on connections between PKC/PKD signaling via G proteins and reactive oxygen species (ROS) and pro-apoptotic signaling mediated by the Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)–c-Jun signaling pathway