Beverly Emerson

Professor Emerita

Regulatory Biology Laboratory

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Salk researcher Beverly Emerson named 2015 AAAS Fellow for contributions to science

LA JOLLA—Salk Professor Beverly Emerson has been named a 2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. She earned the …

Findings point to an “off switch” for drug resistance in cancer

LA JOLLA–Like a colony of bacteria or species of animals, cancer cells within a tumor must evolve to survive. A dose of chemotherapy may kill hundreds of thousands of cancer …

Salk Institute study identifies novel regulator of key gene expression in cancer

LA JOLLA—Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a key genetic switch linked to the development, progression and outcome of cancer, a finding that may lead to …

Three Salk faculty awarded endowed chairs

LA JOLLA, CA—Salk scientists Beverly M. Emerson, Christopher R. Kintner, and Paul E. Sawchenko were selected as inaugural holders of new endowed chairs created through the Joan Klein Jacobs and …

Protein preps cells to survive stress of cancer growth and chemotherapy

LA JOLLA, CA—Scientists have uncovered a survival mechanism that occurs in breast cells that have just turned premalignant-cells on the cusp between normalcy and cancers-which may lead to new methods …

Good fences make good neighbors:

La Jolla, CA-Our genome is a patchwork of neighborhoods that couldn’t be more different: Some areas are hustling and bustling with gene activity, while others are sparsely populated and in …

When the going gets tough, stress response genes can make do with less

La Jolla, CA – Reading the DNA recipes of the 25,000 or so genes within a human cell, a process called transcription, is a highly scripted endeavor. Like the main …


BA, Biology, University of California, San Diego
PhD, Molecular Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health

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