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Alexander T. Kikuchi

Alexander T. Kikuchi, MD, PhD

Languages spoken: English

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  • Specialties

    • Pathology, Anatomical
  • Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pathology -Primary

    Education history

    Fellowship Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Fellow
    General Surgical Pathology - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Fellow
    Residency Anatomic Pathology - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Resident
    Medicine/Medical Scientist Training Program - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine M.D., Ph.D.
    Undergraduate Biological Sciences - University of Southern California B.A.
    Undergraduate Jazz Studies - University of Southern California B.M.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Kikuchi A, Singh S, Poddar M, Nakao T, Schmidt HM, Gayden JD, Sato T, Arteel GE, Monga SP (2020). Hepatic Stellate Cell-Specific Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor-α Loss Reduces Fibrosis and Promotes Repair after Hepatocellular Injury. Am J Pathol, 190(10), 2080-2094.
    2. Zhang R, Kikuchi AT, Nakao T, Russell JO, Preziosi ME, Poddar M, Singh S, Bell AW, England SG, Monga SP (2018). Elimination of Wnt Secretion From Stellate Cells Is Dispensable for Zonation and Development of Liver Fibrosis Following Hepatobiliary Injury. Gene Expr, 19(2), 121-136.
    3. Kikuchi A, Pradhan-Sundd T, Singh S, Nagarajan S, Loizos N, Monga SP (2017). Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor α Contributes to Human Hepatic Stellate Cell Proliferation and Migration. Am J Pathol, 187(10), 2273-2287.
    4. Garcia O, Hiatt MJ, Lundin A, Lee J, Reddy R, Navarro S, Kikuchi A, Driscoll B (2017). Targeted Type 2 Alveolar Cell Depletion. A Dynamic Functional Model for Lung Injury Repair. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 54(3), 319-30.
    5. Zhou L, Pradhan-Sundd T, Poddar M, Singh S, Kikuchi A, Stolz DB, Shou W, Li Z, Nejak-Bowen KN, Monga SP (2015). Mice with Hepatic Loss of the Desmosomal Protein γ-Catenin Are Prone to Cholestatic Injury and Chemical Carcinogenesis. Am J Pathol, 185(12), 3274-89.
    6. Nejak-Bowen K, Kikuchi A, Monga SP (2013). Beta-catenin-NF-κB interactions in murine hepatocytes: a complex to die for. Hepatology, 57(2), 763-74.
    7. Driscoll B, Kikuchi A, Lau AN, Lee J, Reddy R, Jesudason E, Kim CF, Warburton D (2012). Isolation and characterization of distal lung progenitor cells. Methods Mol Biol, 879, 109-22.
    8. Jackson SR, Lee J, Reddy R, Williams GN, Kikuchi A, Freiberg Y, Warburton D, Driscoll B (2011). Partial pneumonectomy of telomerase null mice carrying shortened telomeres initiates cell growth arrest resulting in a limited compensatory growth response. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, 300(6), L898-909.
    9. Aguilar JL, Kulkarni R, Randis TM, Soman S, Kikuchi A, Yin Y, Ratner AJ (2009). Phosphatase-dependent regulation of epithelial mitogen-activated protein kinase responses to toxin-induced membrane pores. PLoS One, 4(11), e8076.


    1. Kikuchi A, Singh K, Gars E, Ohgami RS (2022). Pathology updates and diagnostic approaches to haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. [Review]. Histopathology, 80(4), 616-626.
    2. Kikuchi A, Monga SP (2015). PDGFRα in liver pathophysiology: emerging roles in development, regeneration, fibrosis, and cancer. [Review]. Gene Expr, 16(3), 109-27.
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