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Andrew  Peterson

Andrew Peterson Genentech Inc., USA

Professional Experience
2013 – present Senior Director of Molecular Biology
2013 Director of Molecular Biology
2011 – present Principal Scientist, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Genentech
2008 – 2013 Associate Director of Molecular Biology, Genentech
2005 – 2011 Senior Scientist, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Genentech
1999 – 2005 Principal Investigator, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF
1994 – 1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Duke University
1988 – 1994 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, UCSF

Education
1978-82 B.S. University of Washington Biological Sciences
1982-88 Ph. D. Harvard University Genetics

Research Interests
Metabolic Disease, kidney disease, CV disease, growth regulation of the endocrine pancreas, human genetics, population genetics

Most Recent Publications
Kolumam G, Chen MZ, Tong R, Zavala-Solorio J, Kates L, 
van Bruggen N, Ross J, Wyatt SK, Gandham VD, Carano RAD, 
 Ronai Dunshee D, Wu A, Haley B, Anderson K, Warming S, Rairdan XY, Lewin-Koh N, Zhang Y, Gutierrez J, Baruch A, Gelzleichter TR, 
 Stevens D, Rajan S, Bainbridge TW, Vernes JM, Meng YG, Ziai J, Soriano RH, Brauer MJ, Chen Y, Stawicki S, Kim HS, Comps-Agrar L, Luis E, Spiess C, Wu Y, Ernst JA, McGuinness OP, Peterson AS, Sonoda J. Sustained Brown Fat Stimulation and Insulin Sensitization by a Humanized Bispecific Antibody Agonist for Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1/βKlotho Complex.
EBioMedicine. 2015 May 30;2(7):730-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.05.028

Solloway MS, Madjidi A, Gu C, Eastham-Anderson J, Clarke HJ, Kljavin N, Zavala-Solorio J, Kates L, Friedman B, Brauer M, Wang J, Fiehn O, Kolumam G, Stern H, Lowe J, Peterson AS*, and Allan B*.
Glucagon Couples Hepatic Amino Acid Catabolism to mTOR-Dependent Regulation of α-Cell Mass.
Cell Reports 2015 July 21; 12:1-16.
*corresponding authors

Zhang Y, Eigenbrot C, Zhou L, Shia S, Li W, Quan C, Tom J, Moran P, Di Lello P, Skelton NJ, Kong-Beltran M, Peterson A, Kirchhofer D. Identification of a small peptide that inhibits PCSK9 protein binding to the low density lipoprotein receptor.

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