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Tara Sigdel, Ph.D.

Tara Sigdel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

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513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci
San Francisco CA 94143
tara.sigdel@ucsf.edu
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B.Sc. (Biology and Chemistry) Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

M.Sc. (Chemistry) Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, Advisor: Prof. Vishwanath Pd. Agrawal, PhD

Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Miami University, Oxford, OH, Advisor: Prof. Michael Crowder, PhD

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  • Postdoctoral Training, Dept of Pediatrics-nephrology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Advisor: Prof. Minnie Sarwal MD. PhD.
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomarker DIscovery
  • High Throughput Data
  • Immunology
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Cancer
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Proteomics

Tara Sigdel, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Miami University (OH) followed by postdoctoral training in biomarker discovery, immunology, and organ transplantation at Stanford University under Professor Minnie Sarwal. Dr Sigdel joined the UCSF Department of Surgery in 2014 where he uses proteomics, immune response profiling, and gene expression analysis to discover sensitive and effective biomarkers that help in developing clinical tools for early diagnosis and improved patient monitoring. In collaboration with researchers at UCSF and other institutes, Dr. Sigdel is actively involved in identification of non-invasive biomarkers genes, peptides, proteins, and antibodies that monitor disease status after organ transplantation.

Pediatric Research Fund – CHRP Award
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2009 - 2010
Pediatric Research Fund – CHRP Award
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2008 - 2009
Deans Postdoctoral Fellowship
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2007 - 2008
Doctoral-Undergraduate Opportunities in Scholarship (DUOS) award for two consecutive years (2003 and
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2003 - 2005
William Hale Charch Graduate Fellowship
Miami University, Oxford, OH
2002 - 2003

Dr. Sigdel's research is driven by two major factors. First, there is an unprecedented pressure to deliver new and improved diagnostic and treatment options to patients. Second, due to improved understanding of biological intricacies with ever improving molecular assays have placed us in a much better position to look for disease specific biomarkers that once validated can be used in the clinics in order to provide timely and accurate assessment of health status of patients.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 82
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  1. Sigdel TK, Schroeder AW, Yang JYC, Sarwal RD, Liberto JM, Sarwal MM. Targeted Urine Metabolomics for Monitoring Renal Allograft Injury and Immunosuppression in Pediatric Patients. J Clin Med. 2020 Jul 22; 9(8). View in PubMed
  2. Mannon RB, Armstrong B, Stock PG, Mehta AK, Farris AB, Watson N, Morrison Y, Sarwal M, Sigdel T, Bridges N, Robien M, Newell KA, Larsen CP. Avoidance of CNI and steroids using belatacept-Results of the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation 16 trial. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 18. View in PubMed
  3. Yang JYC, Sarwal RD, Sigdel TK, Damm I, Rosenbaum B, Liberto JM, Chan-On C, Arreola-Guerra JM, Alberu J, Vincenti F, Sarwal MM. A urine score for noninvasive accurate diagnosis and prediction of kidney transplant rejection. Sci Transl Med. 2020 Mar 18; 12(535). View in PubMed
  4. Sigdel T, Nguyen M, Liberto J, Dobi D, Junger H, Vincenti F, Laszik Z, Sarwal MM. Assessment of 19 Genes and Validation of CRM Gene Panel for Quantitative Transcriptional Analysis of Molecular Rejection and Inflammation in Archival Kidney Transplant Biopsies. Front Med (Lausanne). 2019; 6:213. View in PubMed
  5. Sigdel TK, Yang JYC, Bestard O, Schroeder A, Hsieh SC, Liberto JM, Damm I, Geraedts ACM, Sarwal MM. A urinary Common Rejection Module (uCRM) score for non-invasive kidney transplant monitoring. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0220052. View in PubMed
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