Wesley | McKeithan

Wesley.Mckeithan ucsf.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow



Postdoctoral Fellow


Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences
Sanford Burnham Prebys Graduate School


B.A., Biochemistry
University of San Diego

Research Interests

Understanding design principles of tissue morphogenesis for synthetic applications


Bruyneel, A.A.N., McKeithan, W.L., Feyen, D.A.M., Mercola, M. "Using iPSC Models to Probe Regulation of Cardiac Ion Channel Function."" Curr. Cardiol. Rep. (2018)

McKeithan, W.L., Savchenko, A., Yu, M.S., Cerignoli, F., Bruyneel, A.A.N., Price, J.H., Colas, A.R., Miller, E.W., Cashman, J.R., Mercola, M. "An Automated Platform for Assessment of Congenital and Drug Induced Arrhythmia" Front Physiol (2017) 8:766

Cunningham, T.J.*, Yu, M.S.*, McKeithan, W.L.*, Spiering, S., Carrette, F., Huang, C.T., Bushway, P.J., Tierney, M., Albini, S., Giacca, M.. "Id genes are essential for early heart formation"". Genes Dev (2017) 31, 1325-1338

Sharma, A.*, Burridge, P.W.*, McKeithan, W.L., Serrano, R., Shukla, P., Sayed, N., Churko, J.M., Kitani, T., Wu, H., Holmstrom, A. "High-throughput screening of tyrosine kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity with human induced pluripotent stem cells."" Sci. Transl. Med (2017) 9, eaaf2584

McKeithan, W.L.*, Colas, A.R.*, Bushway, P.J., Ray, S, Mercola, M. "Serum-free generation of multipotent mesoderm (Kdr+) progenitor cells in mouse embryonic stem cells for functional genomics screening."" Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol (2012) 1F.13.1-1F.13.13

Colas, A.R., McKeithan, W.L., Cunningham, T.J., Bushway, P.J., Garmire, L.X., Duester, G., Subramaniam, S., Mercola, M. "Whole-genome microRNA screening identifies let-7 and mir-18 as regulators of germ layer formation during early embryogenesis."" Genes Dev (2012) 26, 2567-2579