University of California, Los Angeles
Richard Gatti is a molecular biologist and geneticist who joined the UCLA School of Medicine faculty in 1974 as full professor. After a pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago (1962-65), and serving as Captain, U.S. Army in Eritrea, Ethiopia (1966-68), he did post-doctoral fellowships with Robert A. Good, MD, PhD, at the University of Minnesota (1968-72) in basic and clinical immunology, and George Klein, MD, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden (1972-75) in tumor biology. He served as Director of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1974-1980). He joined the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UCLA in 1981. He founded the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (1987) and is co-director. He is also a member of the Department of Human Genetics (2005- _. He is Scientific Director of the Ataxia-Telangiectasia Medical Research Foundation (1984- ) as well as the Neuromuscular Diseases Foundation (2006- ). He was a recipient of a USPHS Research Career Development Award (1972-75) and has been funded by NIH or the Department of Energy since 1967. He has co-authored over 330 scientific articles. He pioneered the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and other treatments for primary immunodeficiencies. His current research focuses on the molecular genetics, diagnostics, radiobiology, and treatment of children with ataxia-telangiectasia, a progressive neurological disease of children.
Molecular Genetics, Diagnostics, Radiobiology, a progressive neurological disease of children