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Kelly Bethel, PhD

Professor Adjunct
Department of Molecular Medicine
California Campus
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(858) 784-7197


B.A. (English Literature), Yale University 1986
M.D., The George Washington University, School of Medicine 1991

Professional Experience

2006-2017 Professor Adjunct, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), The Scripps Research Institute
2001-2013 Director, Scripps Hematopathology Fellowship, Scripps Health

Selected References

All Publications

Rodriguez-Lee, M., Kolatkar, A., McCormick, M., Dago, A. D., Kendall, J., Carlsson, N. A., Bethel, K., Greenspan, E. J., Hwang, S. E., Waitman, K. R., Nieva, J. J., Hicks, J., et al. Effect of blood collection tube type and time to processing on the enumeration and high-content characterization of circulating tumor cells using the high-definition single-cell assay. (2018). Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 142(2), 198-207.

Thiele, J. A., Bethel, K., Kralickova, M. & Kuhn, P. Circulating Tumor Cells: Fluid Surrogates of Solid Tumors. (2017). Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease, Vol 12. 419-447.

Emerson, T., Kirby, M., Bethel, K., Kolatkar, A., Luttgen, M., O'Hara, S., Newton, P. & Kuhn, P. Fourier-ring descriptor to characterize rare circulating cells from images generated using immunofluorescence microscopy. (2015). Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 40, 70.

Ruiz, C., Li, J., Luttgen, M. S., Kolatkar, A., Kendall, J. T., Flores, E., Topp, Z., Samlowski, W. E., McClay, E., Bethel, K., Ferrone, S., Hicks, J., et al. Limited genomic heterogeneity of circulating melanoma cells in advanced stage patients. (2015). Physical Biology, 12. PMCID: PMC5023009.

Bazhenova, L., Newton, P., Mason, J., Bethel, K., Nieva, J. & Kuhn, P. Adrenal metastases in lung cancer: clinical implications of a mathematical model. (2014). Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 9(4), 442-446. PMCID: PMC3989547.

Carlsson, A., Nair, V. S., Luttgen, M. S., Keu, K. V., Horng, G., Vasanawala, M., Kolatkar, A., Jamali, M., Iagaru, A. H., Kuschner, W., Loo Jr., B. W., Shrager, J. B., et al. Circulating tumor microemboli diagnostics for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. (2014). Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 9(8), 1111-1119. PMCID: PMC4145608.

Newton, P. K., Mason, J., Hurt, B., Bethel, K., Bazhenova, L., Nieva, J. & Kuhn, P. Entropy, complexity, and Markov diagrams for random walk cancer models. (2014). Scientific Reports, 4. PMCID: PMC4894412.

Bethel, K., Luttgen, M. S., Damani, S., Kolatkar, A., Lamy, R., Sabouri-Ghomi, M., Topol, S., Topol, E. J. & Kuhn, P. Fluid phase biopsy for detection and characterization of circulating endothelial cells in myocardial infarction. (2014). Physical Biology, 11, 016002. PMCID: PMC4143170.

Dago, A. E., Stepansky, A., Carlsson, A., Luttgen, M., Kendall, J., Baslan, T., Kolatkar, A., Wigler, M., Bethel, K., Gross, M. E., Hicks, J., Kuhn, P. Rapid phenotypic and genomic change in response to therapeutic pressure in prostate cancer inferred by high content analysis of single circulating tumor cells. (2014). PLoS One, 9, e101777. PMCID: PMC4118839.

Jin, H. Y., Oda, H., Lai, M., Skalsky, R. L., Bethel, K., Shepherd, J., Kang, S. G., Liu, W. H., Sabouri-Ghomi, M., Cullen, B. R., Rajewsky, K., Xiao, C. MicroRNA-17 similar to 92 plays a causative role in lymphomagenesis by coordinating multiple oncogenic pathways. (2013). EMBO Journal, 32(17), 2377-2391. PMCID: PMC3771343.