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    David A. Kessler, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics
    Address2200 Post Street
    San Francisco CA 94115
    Phone415-476-2342
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      1. Fried Y, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Communities as cliques. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 19; 6:35648. PMID: 27759102.
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      2. Dechant A, Shafier ST, Kessler DA, Barkai E. Heavy-tailed phase-space distributions beyond Boltzmann-Gibbs: Confined laser-cooled atoms in a nonthermal state. Phys Rev E. 2016 Aug; 94(2-1):022151. PMID: 27627290.
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      3. Danino M, Shnerb NM, Azaele S, Kunin WE, Kessler DA. The effect of environmental stochasticity on species richness in neutral communities. J Theor Biol. 2016 Nov 21; 409:155-164. PMID: 27565247.
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      4. Medalion S, Aghion E, Meirovitch H, Barkai E, Kessler DA. Size distribution of ring polymers. Sci Rep. 2016; 6:27661. PMID: 27302596.
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      5. Weissmann H, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA. Theory of pinned fronts. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2016 Jan; 93(1-1):012405. PMID: 26871099.
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      6. Dechant A, Kessler DA, Barkai E. Deviations from Boltzmann-Gibbs Statistics in Confined Optical Lattices. Phys Rev Lett. 2015 Oct 23; 115(17):173006. PMID: 26551114.
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      7. Freund I, Kessler DA, Vasyl'ev V, Soskin MS. Singularity screening in generic optical fields. Opt Lett. 2015 Oct 15; 40(20):4747-50. PMID: 26469610.
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      8. Shtilerman E, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Emergence of structured communities through evolutionary dynamics. J Theor Biol. 2015 Oct 21; 383:138-44. PMID: 26231415.
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      9. Heizler SI, Kessler DA. Microbranching in mode-I fracture using large-scale simulations of amorphous and perturbed-lattice models. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015 Jul; 92(1):012403. PMID: 26274182.
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      10. Hazut N, Medalion S, Kessler DA, Barkai E. Fractional Edgeworth expansion: Corrections to the Gaussian-Lévy central-limit theorem. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015 May; 91(5):052124. PMID: 26066136.
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      11. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Generalized model of island biodiversity. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015 Apr; 91(4):042705. PMID: 25974525.
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      12. Kessler DA, Levine H. Scaling solution in the large population limit of the general asymmetric stochastic Luria-Delbrück evolution process. J Stat Phys. 2015 Feb; 158(4):783-805. PMID: 26900175.
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      13. Kessler DA, Austin RH, Levine H. Resistance to chemotherapy: patient variability and cellular heterogeneity. Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 1; 74(17):4663-70. PMID: 25183790.
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      14. Kessler DA. Toward more comprehensive food labeling. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 17; 371(3):193-5. PMID: 25014683.
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      15. Kalyuzhny M, Schreiber Y, Chocron R, Flather CH, Kadmon R, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Temporal fluctuation scaling in populations and communities. Ecology. 2014 Jun; 95(6):1701-9. PMID: 25039234.
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      16. Feng J, Kessler DA, Ben-Jacob E, Levine H. Growth feedback as a basis for persister bistability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 7; 111(1):544-9. PMID: 24344277; PMCID: PMC3890803.
      17. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Neutral-like abundance distributions in the presence of selection in a continuous fitness landscape. J Theor Biol. 2014 Mar 21; 345:1-11. PMID: 24274978.
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      18. Heizler SI, Kessler DA, Elbaz YS. Microbranching in mode-I fracture in a randomly perturbed lattice. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013 Aug; 88(2):022401. PMID: 24032843.
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      19. Kessler DA, Levine H. Large population solution of the stochastic Luria-Delbruck evolution model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 16; 110(29):11682-7. PMID: 23818583; PMCID: PMC3718099.
      20. Maruvka YE, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA, Ricklefs RE. Model for macroevolutionary dynamics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 2; 110(27):E2460-9. PMID: 23781101; PMCID: PMC3703965.
      21. Weisman S, Kessler DA. Coexistence in an inhomogeneous environment. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e62699. PMID: 23704883; PMCID: PMC3660531.
      22. Kessler DA, Nesbit JA, Westmoreland TM, Albright MB. A tribute to C. Everett Koop. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 30; 110(18):7108-9. PMID: 23630270; PMCID: PMC3645512.
      23. Gitterman M, Kessler DA. Mass dependence of instabilities of an oscillator with multiplicative and additive noise. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013 Feb; 87(2):022137. PMID: 23496489.
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      24. Hu B, Kessler DA, Rappel WJ, Levine H. How input fluctuations reshape the dynamics of a biological switching system. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 Dec; 86(6 Pt 1):061910. PMID: 23367979.
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      25. Kessler DA, Maruvka YE, Ouren J, Shnerb NM. You name it--memory and delay govern first name dynamics. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38790. PMID: 22745679; PMCID: PMC3380031.
      26. Kessler DA, Barkai E. Theory of fractional Lévy kinetics for cold atoms diffusing in optical lattices. Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Jun 8; 108(23):230602. PMID: 23003938.
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      27. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Scaling theory for the quasideterministic limit of continuous bifurcations. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 May; 85(5 Pt 1):051138. PMID: 23004734.
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      28. Machtey O, Kessler DA, Khaykovich L. Universal dimer in a collisionally opaque medium: experimental observables and Efimov resonances. Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Mar 30; 108(13):130403. PMID: 22540683.
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      29. Bostani N, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM, Rappel WJ, Levine H. Noise effects in nonlinear biochemical signaling. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 Jan; 85(1 Pt 1):011901. PMID: 22400585; PMCID: PMC4464780.
      30. Maruvka YE, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. The birth-death-mutation process: a new paradigm for fat tailed distributions. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e26480. PMID: 22069453; PMCID: PMC3206027.
      31. Hu B, Kessler DA, Rappel WJ, Levine H. Effects of input noise on a simple biochemical switch. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Sep 30; 107(14):148101. PMID: 22107236; PMCID: PMC4465233.
      32. Heizler SI, Kessler DA, Levine H. Propagating mode-I fracture in amorphous materials using the continuous random network model. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2011 Aug; 84(2 Pt 2):026102. PMID: 21929059.
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      33. Medalion S, Kessler DA, Rabin Y. Effect of spontaneous twist on DNA minicircles. Biophys J. 2010 Nov 3; 99(9):2987-94. PMID: 21044596; PMCID: PMC2966040.
      34. Kessler DA, Barkai E. Infinite covariant density for diffusion in logarithmic potentials and optical lattices. Phys Rev Lett. 2010 Sep 17; 105(12):120602. PMID: 20867620.
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      35. Wylie CS, Trout AD, Kessler DA, Levine H. Optimal strategy for competence differentiation in bacteria. PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep; 6(9):e1001108. PMID: 20838595; PMCID: PMC2936531.
      36. Hecht I, Kessler DA, Levine H. Transient localized patterns in noise-driven reaction-diffusion systems. Phys Rev Lett. 2010 Apr 16; 104(15):158301. PMID: 20482022; PMCID: PMC2882887.
      37. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Globally coupled chaotic maps and demographic stochasticity. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2010 Mar; 81(3 Pt 2):036111. PMID: 20365819.
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      38. Kessler DA, Sander LM. Fluctuations and dispersal rates in population dynamics. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Oct; 80(4 Pt 1):041907. PMID: 19905342.
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      39. Maruvka YE, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA. Universal features of surname distribution in a subsample of a growing population. J Theor Biol. 2010 Jan 21; 262(2):245-56. PMID: 19769992.
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      40. Kessler DA, Freund I. Singularities in speckled speckle: screening. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2008 Dec; 25(12):2932-8. PMID: 19037383.
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      41. Egorov RI, Soskin MS, Kessler DA, Freund I. Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields. Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Mar 14; 100(10):103901. PMID: 18352186.
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      42. Freund I, Kessler DA. Singularities in speckled speckle. Opt Lett. 2008 Mar 1; 33(5):479-81. PMID: 18311298.
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      43. Naleid AM, Grimm JW, Kessler DA, Sipols AJ, Aliakbari S, Bennett JL, Wells J, Figlewicz DP. Deconstructing the vanilla milkshake: the dominant effect of sucrose on self-administration of nutrient-flavor mixtures. Appetite. 2008 Jan; 50(1):128-38. PMID: 17707949; PMCID: PMC2266682.
      44. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. Solution of an infection model near threshold. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2007 Jul; 76(1 Pt 1):010901. PMID: 17677403.
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      45. Kessler DA, Levy DA. Direct-to-consumer advertising: is it too late to manage the risks? Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jan-Feb; 5(1):4-5. PMID: 17261858; PMCID: PMC1783915.
      46. Halme DG, Kessler DA. FDA regulation of stem-cell-based therapies. N Engl J Med. 2006 Oct 19; 355(16):1730-5. PMID: 17050899.
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      47. Wylie CS, Levine H, Kessler DA. Fluctuation-induced instabilities in front propagation up a comoving reaction gradient in two dimensions. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Jul; 74(1 Pt 2):016119. PMID: 16907163.
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      48. Levine H, Kessler DA, Rappel WJ. Directional sensing in eukaryotic chemotaxis: a balanced inactivation model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 27; 103(26):9761-6. PMID: 16782813; PMCID: PMC1502527.
      49. Kessler DA, Kevrekidis IG, Chen L. Equation-free dynamic renormalization of a Kardar-Parisi-Zhang-type equation. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Mar; 73(3 Pt 2):036703. PMID: 16605694.
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      50. Cohen E, Kessler DA, Levine H. Analytic approach to the evolutionary effects of genetic exchange. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Jan; 73(1 Pt 2):016113. PMID: 16486222.
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      51. Cohen E, Kessler DA, Levine H. Front propagation up a reaction rate gradient. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 Dec; 72(6 Pt 2):066126. PMID: 16486029.
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      52. Kessler DA. Alcohol marketing and youth: the challenge for public health. J Public Health Policy. 2005 Sep; 26(3):292-5. PMID: 16167557.
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      53. Cohen E, Kessler DA. Equilibrium state of molecular breeding. J Math Biol. 2005 Sep; 51(3):281-301. PMID: 15868193.
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      54. Cohen E, Kessler DA, Levine H. Fluctuation-regularized front propagation dynamics in reaction-diffusion systems. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Apr 22; 94(15):158302. PMID: 15904196.
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      55. Cohen E, Kessler DA, Levine H. Recombination dramatically speeds up evolution of finite populations. Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Mar 11; 94(9):098102. PMID: 15784005.
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      56. Kessler DA, Kademani D, Feldman RS, Howlett P. Mesenchymoma: an unusual tumour of the lip. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Aug; 42(4):348-50. PMID: 15225956.
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      57. Kessler DA, Rabin Y. Distribution functions for filaments under tension. J Chem Phys. 2004 Jul 8; 121(2):1155-64. PMID: 15260653.
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      58. Peng W, Levine H, Hwa T, Kessler DA. Analytical study of the effect of recombination on evolution via DNA shuffling. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2004 May; 69(5 Pt 1):051911. PMID: 15244851.
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      59. Kessler DA, Levine H. Does the continuum theory of dynamic fracture work? Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2003 Sep; 68(3 Pt 2):036118. PMID: 14524843.
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      60. Kessler DA, Rabin Y. Stretching instability of helical springs. Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Jan 17; 90(2):024301. PMID: 12570548.
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      61. Kessler DA, Freund I. Lissajous singularities. Opt Lett. 2003 Jan 15; 28(2):111-3. PMID: 12656501.
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      62. Heizler SI, Kessler DA, Levine H. Mode-I fracture in a nonlinear lattice with viscoelastic forces. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Jul; 66(1 Pt 2):016126. PMID: 12241445.
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      63. Brener EA, Kessler DA. Comment on "Solidification of a supercooled liquid in a narrow channel". Phys Rev Lett. 2002 Apr 8; 88(14):149601. PMID: 11955181.
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      64. Kats Y, Kessler DA, Rabin Y. Frenet algorithm for simulations of fluctuating continuous elastic filaments. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2002 Feb; 65(2 Pt 1):020801. PMID: 11863496.
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