MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

RU L. Bryan

Ru L. Bryan

Credentials: 

  • PhD.

Current Position(s): 

  • Research Health Science Specialist, VASDHS

  • Professor, Div. of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine, UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Investigating molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and gouty inflammation with a focus on innate immunity, immune-metabolism and cell signaling. We are currently exploring the potential of modulating activity of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a nutritional and metabolic energy sensor, as a therapeutic strategy for osteoarthritis and gout.

Professional History:

  • Research Health Science Specialist, VASDHS, 2014-Present

  • Research Scientist, VMRF, 1997-Present

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2016-Present

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2010-2016

  • Associate Project Scientist, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 2007-2010

  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, UCSD, 1999-2007

Education:

  • Post-doctoral training in molecular and cell biology, Burnham Institute, La Jolla, 1995-1997

  • Post-doctoral training, in molecular and cell biology, University of Cambridge, UK, 1992-1995

  • Ph.D, molecular biology/biochemistry, Imperial College of London, UK, 1991

Honors/Awards:

  • Medicine Education and Research Foundation Scholarship, School of Medicine, UCSD, 2000-2002

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