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Peter Westenskow, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct
Department of Molecular Medicine
California Campus
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(858) 784-2930


Ph.D. (Neuroscience), The University of Utah 2010

Professional Experience

2015-2017 Assistant Professor Adjunct, Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB), The Scripps Research Institute
2010-2016 Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute

Selected References

All Publications

Paris, L. P., Johnson, C. H., Aguilar, E., Usui, Y., Cho, K., Hoang, L. T., Feitelberg, D., Benton, H. P., Westenskow, P. D., Kurihara, T., Trombley, J., Tsubota, K., et al. Global metabolomics reveals metabolic dysregulation in ischemic retinopathy. (2016). Metabolomics, 12, 15. PMCID: PMC4651979.

Kurihara, T., Westenskow, P. D., Gantner, M. L., Usui, Y., Schultz, A., Bravo, S., Aguilar, E., Wittgrove, C., Friedlander, M. S. H., Paris, L. P., Chew, E., Siuzdak, G., et al. Hypoxia-induced metabolic stress in retinal pigment epithelial cells is sufficient to induce photoreceptor degeneration. (2016). eLife, 5. PMCID: PMC4848091.

Westenskow, P. D., Bucher, F., Bravo, S., Kurihara, T., Feitelberg, D., Paris, L. P., Aguilar, E., Lin, J. H. & Friedlander, M. iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelium allografts do not elicit detrimental effects in rats: a follow-up study. (2016). Stem Cells International, PMCID: PMC4736415.

Usui, Y., Westenskow, P. D., Murinello, S., Dorrell, M. I., Scheppke, L., Bucher, F., Sakimoto, S., Paris, L. P., Aguilar, E. & Friedlander, M. Angiogenesis and eye disease. (2015). Annual Review of Vision Science, 1, 155.

Westenskow, P., Sedillo, Z., Barnett, A. & Friedlander, M. Efficient derivation of retinal pigment epithelium cells from stem cells. (2015). Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE, e52214. PMCID: PMC4401231.

Zhao, T., Zhang, Z. N., Westenskow, P. D., Todorova, D., Hu, Z., Lin, T., Rong, Z., Kim, J., He, J., Wang, M., Clegg, D. O., Yang, Y. G., et al. Humanized mice reveal differential immunogenicity of cells derived from autologous induced pluripotent stem cells. (2015). Cell Stem Cell, 17(3), 353-359.

Usui, V., Westenskow, P. D., Kurihara, T., Aguilar, E., Sakimoto, S., Paris, L. P., Wittgrove, C., Feitelberg, D., Friedlander, M. S. H., Moreno, S. K., Dorrell, M. I., Friedlander, M. Neurovascular crosstalk between interneurons and capillaries is required for vision. (2015). Journal of Clinical Investigation, 125(6), 2335-2346.

Westenskow, P. D., Kurihara, T., Bravo, S., Feitelberg, D., Sedillo, Z. A., Aguilar, E. & Friedlander, M. Performing subretinal injections in rodents to deliver retinal pigment epithelium cells in suspension. (2015). Journal of Visualized Experiments : JoVE, e52247. PMCID: PMC4354541.

Kurihara, T., Westenskow, P. D. & Friedlander, M. Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling in the retina. (2014). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 801, 275.

Gowda, H., Ivanisevic, J., Johnson, C. H., Kurczy, M. E., Benton, H. P., Rinehart, D., Nguyen, T., Ray, J., Kuehl, J., Arevalo, B., Westenskow, P. D., Wang, J. H., et al. Interactive XCMS Online: simplifying advanced metabolomic data processing and subsequent statistical analyses. (2014). Analytical Chemistry, 86(14), 6931-6939. PMCID: PMC4215863.