James E. Cleaver, Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Membership; Leader, Cutaneous Oncology Program

Member, UCSF Biomedical Sciences Program (BMS) and Herbert Boyer Program in BiologicalSciences (PIBS)

In 1999 James E. Cleaver, PhD, a University of California San Francisco scientist whose work has profoundly affected the modern understanding of cancer has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the highest honor the nation’s scientists can bestow on their peers.
Doctor Cleaver has over 350 publications throughout his career, many of them on topics related to DNA repair, UV photobiology, and xeroderma pigmentosum in particular. Reference complete biosketch.

Research Interests

A major research interest is the condition known as xeroderma pigmentosum. He has used this disease to clarify how ultraviolet light damages DNA, to understand the mechanisms of DNA repair, and identify the genes involved in this process. For a complete overview of Professor James Cleaver’s current research projects, please visit this site.

Charter member of XP Society panel of Scientific Advisors

Dr. Cleaver has been closely associated with the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society since our formation. Serving as a guest lecturer, meeting with families at Camp Sundown, he has been an outstanding resource. The XP Society is proud to have been able to fund a number of his research projects. Please see www.xpmutations.org/.

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