Chris Glass, MD, PhD
Dr. Glass received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from UC San Diego and performed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He returned to UC San Diego for fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism and then joined the UC San Diego faculty. He is currently Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. Dr. Glass has had a long-standing interest in elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which sequence specific transcription factors, co-activators and co-repressors regulate the development and function of macrophages in health and disease. His current studies use a combination of genetics and genomics to define molecular mechanisms specifying transcriptional regulatory elements that establish macrophage identity and cell-specific responses to environmental signals. Dr. Glass’ laboratory is currently applying these approaches to understand pathological programs of macrophage gene expression that promote the development of atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.