David A. Kessler, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #4406
San Francisco CA 94158
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    NIH G20RR016212May 15, 2001 - May 14, 2004
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    NIH P50DA013334Sep 30, 1999 - Sep 29, 2005
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    NIH M01RR006022Dec 1, 1989 - Nov 30, 2004
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    NIH M01RR001271Dec 1, 1981 - Mar 31, 2007
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    NIH M01RR000125Dec 1, 1978 - Sep 29, 2006
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    NIH M01RR000079Dec 1, 1974 - Mar 31, 2009
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    NIH M01RR000083Oct 1, 1974 - Nov 30, 2007
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    1. Stretched-exponential relaxation in weakly confined Brownian systems through large deviation theory. Phys Rev E. 2024 Feb; 109(2):L022102. Defaveri L, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 38491584.
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    2. Extinction time distributions of populations and genotypes. Phys Rev E. 2023 Oct; 108(4-1):044406. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 37978632.
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    3. Non-normalizable quasiequilibrium states under fractional dynamics. Phys Rev E. 2023 Aug; 108(2-1):024133. Defaveri L, Dos Santos MAF, Kessler DA, Barkai E, Anteneodo C. PMID: 37723721.
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    4. Brownian particles in periodic potentials: Coarse-graining versus fine structure. Phys Rev E. 2023 Feb; 107(2-1):024122. Defaveri L, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 36932490.
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    5. Minimal frustration underlies the usefulness of incomplete regulatory network models in biology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 01 03; 120(1):e2216109120. Tripathi S, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 36580597; PMCID: PMC9910462.
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    6. Phenomenological Approach to Cancer Cell Persistence. Phys Rev Lett. 2022 Sep 02; 129(10):108101. Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 36112430.
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    7. Discrete Sampling of Extreme Events Modifies Their Statistics. Phys Rev Lett. 2022 Aug 26; 129(9):094101. Zarfaty L, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 36083641.
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    8. Ordered hexagonal patterns via notch-delta signaling. Phys Biol. 2021 10 21; 18(6). Teomy E, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 34547743.
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    9. Non-Normalizable Quasi-Equilibrium Solution of the Fokker-Planck Equation for Nonconfining Fields. Entropy (Basel). 2021 Jan 20; 23(2). Anteneodo C, Defaveri L, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 33498204; PMCID: PMC7908981.
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    10. Saffman-Taylor fingers at intermediate noise. Phys Rev E. 2020 Dec; 102(6-1):063107. Shafir D, Kessler DA. PMID: 33466046.
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    11. Biological Networks Regulating Cell Fate Choice Are Minimally Frustrated. Phys Rev Lett. 2020 Aug 21; 125(8):088101. Tripathi S, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 32909810.
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    12. From Non-Normalizable Boltzmann-Gibbs Statistics to Infinite-Ergodic Theory. Phys Rev Lett. 2019 Jan 11; 122(1):010601. Aghion E, Kessler DA, Barkai E. PMID: 31012666.
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    13. Seven Former FDA Commissioners: The FDA Should Be An Independent Federal Agency. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 01; 38(1):84-86. Califf RM, Hamburg M, Henney JE, Kessler DA, McClellan M, von Eschenbach AC, Young F. PMID: 30615515.
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    14. Darwinian selection of host and bacteria supports emergence of Lamarckian-like adaptation of the system as a whole. Biol Direct. 2018 10 26; 13(1):24. Osmanovic D, Kessler DA, Rabin Y, Soen Y. PMID: 30621755; PMCID: PMC6889200.
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    15. Simulation of spatial systems with demographic noise. Phys Rev E. 2018 Aug; 98(2-1):022131. Weissmann H, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA. PMID: 30253529.
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    16. Front propagation and clustering in the stochastic nonlocal Fisher equation. Phys Rev E. 2018 Apr; 97(4-1):042213. Ganan YA, Kessler DA. PMID: 29758694.
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    17. First Detected Arrival of a Quantum Walker on an Infinite Line. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Jan 26; 120(4):040502. Thiel F, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 29437409.
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    18. Stability of two-species communities: Drift, environmental stochasticity, storage effect and selection. Theor Popul Biol. 2018 02; 119:57-71. Danino M, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 29175607.
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    19. Stochastic maps, continuous approximation, and stable distribution. Phys Rev E. 2017 Oct; 96(4-1):042139. Kessler DA, Burov S. PMID: 29347550.
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    20. Effects of thymic selection on T cell recognition of foreign and tumor antigenic peptides. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 09 19; 114(38):E7875-E7881. George JT, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 28874554; PMCID: PMC5617294.
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    21. Alternative steady states in ecological networks. Phys Rev E. 2017 Jul; 96(1-1):012412. Fried Y, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA. PMID: 29347089.
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    22. Mechanical bounds to transcriptional noise. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 12 06; 113(49):13983-13988. Sevier SA, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 27911801; PMCID: PMC5150389.
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    23. Communities as cliques. Sci Rep. 2016 10 19; 6:35648. Fried Y, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 27759102; PMCID: PMC5069479.
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    24. The effect of environmental stochasticity on species richness in neutral communities. J Theor Biol. 2016 11 21; 409:155-164. Danino M, Shnerb NM, Azaele S, Kunin WE, Kessler DA. PMID: 27565247.
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    25. Size distribution of ring polymers. Sci Rep. 2016 06 15; 6:27661. Medalion S, Aghion E, Meirovitch H, Barkai E, Kessler DA. PMID: 27302596; PMCID: PMC4908590.
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    26. Singularity screening in generic optical fields. Opt Lett. 2015 Oct 15; 40(20):4747-50. Freund I, Kessler DA, Vasyl'ev V, Soskin MS. PMID: 26469610.
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    27. Emergence of structured communities through evolutionary dynamics. J Theor Biol. 2015 Oct 21; 383:138-44. Shtilerman E, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 26231415.
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    28. 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. Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 26900175; PMCID: PMC4760705.
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    29. Resistance to chemotherapy: patient variability and cellular heterogeneity. Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 01; 74(17):4663-70. Kessler DA, Austin RH, Levine H. PMID: 25183790.
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    30. Toward more comprehensive food labeling. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 17; 371(3):193-5. Kessler DA. PMID: 25014683.
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    31. Temporal fluctuation scaling in populations and communities. Ecology. 2014 Jun; 95(6):1701-9. Kalyuzhny M, Schreiber Y, Chocron R, Flather CH, Kadmon R, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 25039234.
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    32. Growth feedback as a basis for persister bistability. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 07; 111(1):544-9. Feng J, Kessler DA, Ben-Jacob E, Levine H. PMID: 24344277; PMCID: PMC3890803.
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    33. Neutral-like abundance distributions in the presence of selection in a continuous fitness landscape. J Theor Biol. 2014 Mar 21; 345:1-11. Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 24274978.
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    34. Large population solution of the stochastic Luria-Delbruck evolution model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 16; 110(29):11682-7. Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 23818583; PMCID: PMC3718099.
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    35. Model for macroevolutionary dynamics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 02; 110(27):E2460-9. Maruvka YE, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA, Ricklefs RE. PMID: 23781101; PMCID: PMC3703965.
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    36. Coexistence in an inhomogeneous environment. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e62699. Weisman S, Kessler DA. PMID: 23704883; PMCID: PMC3660531.
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    37. A tribute to C. Everett Koop. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 30; 110(18):7108-9. Kessler DA, Nesbit JA, Westmoreland TM, Albright MB. PMID: 23630270; PMCID: PMC3645512.
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    38. You name it--memory and delay govern first name dynamics. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e38790. Kessler DA, Maruvka YE, Ouren J, Shnerb NM. PMID: 22745679; PMCID: PMC3380031.
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    39. The birth-death-mutation process: a new paradigm for fat tailed distributions. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e26480. Maruvka YE, Kessler DA, Shnerb NM. PMID: 22069453; PMCID: PMC3206027.
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    40. Effect of spontaneous twist on DNA minicircles. Biophys J. 2010 Nov 03; 99(9):2987-94. Medalion S, Kessler DA, Rabin Y. PMID: 21044596; PMCID: PMC2966040.
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    41. Optimal strategy for competence differentiation in bacteria. PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep 09; 6(9):e1001108. Wylie CS, Trout AD, Kessler DA, Levine H. PMID: 20838595; PMCID: PMC2936531.
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    42. Universal features of surname distribution in a subsample of a growing population. J Theor Biol. 2010 Jan 21; 262(2):245-56. Maruvka YE, Shnerb NM, Kessler DA. PMID: 19769992.
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    43. Singularities in speckled speckle: screening. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2008 Dec; 25(12):2932-8. Kessler DA, Freund I. PMID: 19037383.
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    44. Singularities in speckled speckle. Opt Lett. 2008 Mar 01; 33(5):479-81. Freund I, Kessler DA. PMID: 18311298.
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    45. Deconstructing the vanilla milkshake: the dominant effect of sucrose on self-administration of nutrient-flavor mixtures. Appetite. 2008 Jan; 50(1):128-38. Naleid AM, Grimm JW, Kessler DA, Sipols AJ, Aliakbari S, Bennett JL, Wells J, Figlewicz DP. PMID: 17707949; PMCID: PMC2266682.
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    46. Direct-to-consumer advertising: is it too late to manage the risks? Ann Fam Med. 2007 Jan-Feb; 5(1):4-5. Kessler DA, Levy DA. PMID: 17261858; PMCID: PMC1783915.
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    47. FDA regulation of stem-cell-based therapies. N Engl J Med. 2006 Oct 19; 355(16):1730-5. Halme DG, Kessler DA. PMID: 17050899.
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    48. Directional sensing in eukaryotic chemotaxis: a balanced inactivation model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jun 27; 103(26):9761-6. Levine H, Kessler DA, Rappel WJ. PMID: 16782813; PMCID: PMC1502527.
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    49. Alcohol marketing and youth: the challenge for public health. J Public Health Policy. 2005 Sep; 26(3):292-5. Kessler DA. PMID: 16167557.
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    50. Equilibrium state of molecular breeding. J Math Biol. 2005 Sep; 51(3):281-301. Cohen E, Kessler DA. PMID: 15868193.
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    51. Mesenchymoma: an unusual tumour of the lip. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004 Aug; 42(4):348-50. Kessler DA, Kademani D, Feldman RS, Howlett P. PMID: 15225956.
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    52. Distribution functions for filaments under tension. J Chem Phys. 2004 Jul 08; 121(2):1155-64. Kessler DA, Rabin Y. PMID: 15260653.
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    53. Lissajous singularities. Opt Lett. 2003 Jan 15; 28(2):111-3. Kessler DA, Freund I. PMID: 12656501.
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