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Kaufman, Daniel

Daniel Kaufman – MD, PhD



Los Angeles, CA

Personal Interests:

Resident Bio:

I am originally from Los Angeles. I went to med school in St. Louis where I also did a PhD on the basic mechanisms of hypoxic injury. I hope to apply my research and clinical interests by pursing a career in transplant surgery and studying organ preservation.

Undergraduate School:

University California, San Diego

Medical School:

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

General Surgery or Preliminary Program:

Clinical Interests:

Basic science research; Biology of hypoxia; Organ preservation; Transplant

Professional Activities:


  1. Kaufman, D. M., Wu X., Scott B. A., Itani O. A., Van Gilst M. R., Bruce J. E., Crowder C. M. Ageing and hypoxia cause protein aggregation in mitochondria. Cell death and differentiation. 2017;24(10):1730-8. Epub 2017/06/24. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2017.101. PubMed PMID: 28644434; PMCID: PMC5596417.
  2. Zaidi, F.N., Cicchini, V., Kaufman, D., Ko, E., Ko, A., Van Tassel, H., and Whitehead, M.C. (2016). Innervation of taste buds revealed with Brainbow-labeling in mouse. Journal of anatomy 229, 778-790.
  3. Mao, X. R., Kaufman, D. M. & Crowder, C. M. Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase promotes hypoxic survival by activating the mitochondrial unfolded protein response. Cell Death Dis 7, e2113, doi:10.1038/cddis.2016.5 (2016).
  4. Kaufman, D. M. & Crowder, C. M. “Mitochondrial Proteostatic Collapse Leads to Hypoxic Injury.”, Current biology : CB 25, 2171-2176, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.062 (2015).
  5. Ganchrow, D. et al. Nucleus of the solitary tract in the C57BL/6J mouse: Subnuclear parcellation, chorda tympani nerve projections, and brainstem connections. The Journal of comparative neurology 522, 1565-1596, doi:10.1002/cne.23484 (2014).