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Gretchen Kiser, PhD

Title(s)Executive Director, Research Development Office
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    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZPhD1994Molecular and Cellular Biology (Genetics minor)
    University of California Los AngelesBSBiology
    University of California San FranciscoDiversity and Inclusion Staff Certificate12/2017Office of Diversity and Outreach - Diversity and Inclusion Staff Certification Program
    University of California San Francisco2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)2014  - 2018Member Board of Directors
    National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)2015  - 2016Vice President, Annual Conference Chair
    National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)2016  - 2017President
    National Organization of Research Development Professionals2017  - 2018Immediate Past President

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    Dr. Gretchen Kiser is the Executive Director of the Research Development Office (RDO) at the University of California San Francisco. In this role, she supports institutional research goals and strategic research initiatives broadly, leading a professional team: that employs innovative team science methods toward fostering development of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams and facilitating development of large, complex multi-investigator research proposals, that manages the strategic distribution of intramural research funds and the selection of campus limited submission funding opportunity nominees, and that supports the submission and trainee tracking for T32 training grants.
    Dr. Kiser has a diverse research background in cell biology, genetics, genomics, and molecular biology, including several years in the biotech industry focused on genotyping and gene expression product development. While in industry, she also acquired expertise in Lean Six Sigma, a statistical measurement-based business management strategy. She combines her hands-on research experience with research and faculty development, team science, teaching, and technical writing experience.
    As a Past President of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), she is recognized as a leader in research development, an emerging field that sits at the nexus of research administration and research and encompasses the strategic development of new knowledge and knowledge mobilization. Team science is an essential element of research development and Dr. Kiser has developed and implemented a diverse set of methods and formats for team science, team-building, and conflict resolution all toward fostering innovative approaches and novel partnerships, facilitating greater team /program productivity, as well as increasing institutional competitiveness and capabilities in research funding. She has broad experience working in partnership with individual faculty members, teams of researchers, external cross-sector stakeholders and various institutional administrators to nurture the research programs and the institutional research enterprise generally.

    Dr. Kiser received her B.Sc. in Biology at UCLA, where her passion for academic research was sparked, and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Genetics minor), studying cell cycle regulation in the yeast genetics lab of Dr. Ted Weinert at the University of Arizona. She then went on to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in the protein structure/function lab of Dr. John Riordan.

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    1. Kiser GL. No more first authors, no more last authors. Nature. 2018 09; 561(7724):435. PMID: 30254358.
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    2. Emanuela Volpe, Gretchen Kiser, Roland Henry, Kathy Giacomini, Paul Volberding, Frederic Waldman, Daniel Lowenstein.The Resource Allocation Program at the University of California, San Francisco: Getting More from Intramural Funding Bucks. Journal of Research Administration. 2014; 1(45):81-104.
    3. Miller RM, Kiser GL, Kaysser-Kranich T, Casaceli C, Colla E, Lee MK, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ. Wild-type and mutant alpha-synuclein induce a multi-component gene expression profile consistent with shared pathophysiology in different transgenic mouse models of PD. Exp Neurol. 2007 Mar; 204(1):421-32. PMID: 17254569.
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    4. Thompson KL, Rosenzweig BA, Pine PS, Retief J, Turpaz Y, Afshari CA, Hamadeh HK, Damore MA, Boedigheimer M, Blomme E, Ciurlionis R, Waring JF, Fuscoe JC, Paules R, Tucker CJ, Fare T, Coffey EM, He Y, Collins PJ, Jarnagin K, Fujimoto S, Ganter B, Kiser G, Kaysser-Kranich T, Sina J, Sistare FD. Use of a mixed tissue RNA design for performance assessments on multiple microarray formats. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Dec 23; 33(22):e187. PMID: 16377776.
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    5. Proposed methods for testing and selecting the ERCC external RNA controls. BMC Genomics. 2005 Nov 02; 6:150. PMID: 16266432.
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    6. Baker SC, Bauer SR, Beyer RP, Brenton JD, Bromley B, Burrill J, Causton H, Conley MP, Elespuru R, Fero M, Foy C, Fuscoe J, Gao X, Gerhold DL, Gilles P, Goodsaid F, Guo X, Hackett J, Hockett RD, Ikonomi P, Irizarry RA, Kawasaki ES, Kaysser-Kranich T, Kerr K, Kiser G, Koch WH, Lee KY, Liu C, Liu ZL, Lucas A, Manohar CF, Miyada G, Modrusan Z, Parkes H, Puri RK, Reid L, Ryder TB, Salit M, Samaha RR, Scherf U, Sendera TJ, Setterquist RA, Shi L, Shippy R, Soriano JV, Wagar EA, Warrington JA, Williams M, Wilmer F, Wilson M, Wolber PK, Wu X, Zadro R. The External RNA Controls Consortium: a progress report. Nat Methods. 2005 Oct; 2(10):731-4. PMID: 16179916.
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    7. Miller RM, Kiser GL, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Lockner RJ, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ. Robust dysregulation of gene expression in substantia nigra and striatum in Parkinson's disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2006 Feb; 21(2):305-13. PMID: 16143538.
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    8. Miller RM, Chen LL, Kiser GL, Giesler TL, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ. Temporal evolution of mouse striatal gene expression following MPTP injury. Neurobiol Aging. 2005 May; 26(5):765-75. PMID: 15708451.
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    9. Thomas N, Kenrick M, Giesler T, Kiser G, Tinkler H, Stubbs S. Characterization and gene expression profiling of a stable cell line expressing a cell cycle GFP sensor. Cell Cycle. 2005 Jan; 4(1):191-5. PMID: 15655375.
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    10. Miller RM, Callahan LM, Casaceli C, Chen L, Kiser GL, Chui B, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Sendera TJ, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ. Dysregulation of gene expression in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-lesioned mouse substantia nigra. J Neurosci. 2004 Aug 25; 24(34):7445-54. PMID: 15329391.
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    11. Kiser GL, Gentzsch M, Kloser AK, Balzi E, Wolf DH, Goffeau A, Riordan JR. Expression and degradation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2001 Jun 15; 390(2):195-205. PMID: 11396922.
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    12. Chang XB, Kartner N, Seibert FS, Aleksandrov AA, Kloser AW, Kiser GL, Riordan JR. Heterologous expression systems for study of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. Methods Enzymol. 1998; 292:616-29. PMID: 9711587.
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    13. Kunzelmann K, Kiser GL, Schreiber R, Riordan JR. Inhibition of epithelial Na+ currents by intracellular domains of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator. FEBS Lett. 1997 Jan 06; 400(3):341-4. PMID: 9009227.
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    14. Kiser GL, Weinert TA. Distinct roles of yeast MEC and RAD checkpoint genes in transcriptional induction after DNA damage and implications for function. Mol Biol Cell. 1996 May; 7(5):703-18. PMID: 8744945.
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    15. Kiser GL, Weinert TA. GUF1, a gene encoding a novel evolutionarily conserved GTPase in budding yeast. Yeast. 1995 Oct; 11(13):1311-6. PMID: 8553703.
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    16. Wang K, Klotz JL, Kiser G, Bristol G, Hays E, Lai E, Gese E, Kronenberg M, Hood L. Organization of the V gene segments in mouse T-cell antigen receptor alpha/delta locus. Genomics. 1994 Apr; 20(3):419-28. PMID: 8034314.
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    17. Weinert TA, Kiser GL, Hartwell LH. Mitotic checkpoint genes in budding yeast and the dependence of mitosis on DNA replication and repair. Genes Dev. 1994 Mar 15; 8(6):652-65. PMID: 7926756.
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    18. Klotz JL, Barth RK, Kiser GL, Hood LE, Kronenberg M. Restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the mouse T-cell receptor gene families. Immunogenetics. 1989; 29(3):191-201. PMID: 2564371.
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    19. Klotz JL, Kiser GL, Kronenberg M. Molecular and serological diversity of anti-DNA autoantibodies from NZB and (NZB X NZW) F1 mice. Immunol Lett. 1988 Dec; 19(4):341-9. PMID: 3149624.
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