Company: UC San Diego
Job title: Professor & Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Ariel Feldstein is Chief of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Division at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and a Professor of Pediatrics (with Tenure) at UC San Diego School of Medicine. After graduating from the Univ. of Buenos Aires and completing a postdoctoral program in physiology at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Feldstein went on to become the Director of Research for the Pediatric Institute at the Cleveland Clinic before moving to San Diego in 2011. Dr. Feldstein has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications, including articles in Nature, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gut, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Immunology among others. His research laboratory has provided key evidence regarding the role of cell death, innate immune activation and inflammatory responses driven by Inflammasomes during chronic tissue injury and carcinogenesis. He is an innovator and an entrepreneur being the founder of two Biotech Companies, Torrey Pines Metabolic Health Labs and Jecure Therapeutics (acquired by Genentech/Roche in 2018).