Five UC San Francisco faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) after a highly competitive nomination process.
The ASCI, which is one of the oldest medical honor societies in the United States, received 160 membership nominations for 2016 and recommended 74 nominees for election.
The five faculty members elected are:
Kamran Atabai, MD, an investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF, where his research interests include apoptotic cell and collagen clearance in health and disease. The work of his laboratory includes examining the role of the extracellular matrix in regulating metabolism, tissue remodeling and smooth muscle function as these processes relate to cardiovascular disease.