Gretchen Kiser, PhD

Director
Research Development Office
+1 415 502-1665

Dr. Gretchen Kiser is the Executive Director of the Research Development Office (RDO) at the University of California San Francisco. In this role, she supports institutional research goals and strategic research initiatives broadly, leading a professional team: that employs innovative team science methods toward fostering development of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams and facilitating development of large, complex multi-investigator research proposals, and that manages the strategic distribution of intramural research funds and the selection of campus limited submission funding opportunity nominees.

Dr. Kiser has a diverse research background in cell biology, genetics, genomics, and molecular biology, including several years in the biotech industry focused on genotyping and gene expression product development. While in industry, she also acquired expertise in Lean Six Sigma, a statistical measurement-based business management strategy. She combines her hands-on research experience with research and faculty development, team science, teaching, and technical writing experience.
As the elected President of the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP), she is recognized as a leader in research development, an emerging field that sits at the nexus of research administration and research and encompasses the strategic development of new knowledge and knowledge mobilization. Team science is an essential element of research development and Dr. Kiser has developed and implemented a diverse set of methods and formats for team science, team-building, and conflict resolution all toward fostering innovative approaches and novel partnerships, facilitating greater team /program productivity, as well as increasing institutional competitiveness and capabilities in research funding. She has broad experience working in partnership with individual faculty members, teams of researchers, external cross-sector stakeholders and various institutional administrators to nurture the research programs and the institutional research enterprise generally.

Dr. Kiser received her B.Sc. in Biology at UCLA, where her passion for academic research was sparked, and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (Genetics minor), studying cell cycle regulation in the yeast genetics lab of Dr. Ted Weinert at the University of Arizona. She then went on to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in the protein structure/function lab of Dr. John Riordan.

Publications: 

The Resource Allocation Program at the University of California, San Francisco: Getting More from Intramural Funding Bucks

Journal of Research Administration

Emanuela Volpe, Gretchen Kiser, Roland Henry, Kathy Giacomini, Paul Volberding, Frederic Waldman, Daniel Lowenstein

Wild-type and mutant alpha-synuclein induce a multi-component gene expression profile consistent with shared pathophysiology in different transgenic mouse models of PD.

Experimental neurology

Miller RM, Kiser GL, Kaysser-Kranich T, Casaceli C, Colla E, Lee MK, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ

Use of a mixed tissue RNA design for performance assessments on multiple microarray formats.

Nucleic acids research

Thompson KL, Rosenzweig BA, Pine PS, Retief J, Turpaz Y, Afshari CA, Hamadeh HK, Damore MA, Boedigheimer M, Blomme E, Ciurlionis R, Waring JF, Fuscoe JC, Paules R, Tucker CJ, Fare T, Coffey EM, He Y, Collins PJ, Jarnagin K, Fujimoto S, Ganter B, Kiser G, Kaysser-Kranich T, Sina J, Sistare FD

The External RNA Controls Consortium: a progress report.

Nature methods

Baker SC, Bauer SR, Beyer RP, Brenton JD, Bromley B, Burrill J, Causton H, Conley MP, Elespuru R, Fero M, Foy C, Fuscoe J, Gao X, Gerhold DL, Gilles P, Goodsaid F, Guo X, Hackett J, Hockett RD, Ikonomi P, Irizarry RA, Kawasaki ES, Kaysser-Kranich T, Kerr K, Kiser G, Koch WH, Lee KY, Liu C, Liu ZL, Lucas A, Manohar CF, Miyada G, Modrusan Z, Parkes H, Puri RK, Reid L, Ryder TB, Salit M, Samaha RR, Scherf U, Sendera TJ, Setterquist RA, Shi L, Shippy R, Soriano JV, Wagar EA, Warrington JA, Williams M, Wilmer F, Wilson M, Wolber PK, Wu X, Zadro R

Robust dysregulation of gene expression in substantia nigra and striatum in Parkinson's disease.

Neurobiology of disease

Miller RM, Kiser GL, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Lockner RJ, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ

Temporal evolution of mouse striatal gene expression following MPTP injury.

Neurobiology of aging

Miller RM, Chen LL, Kiser GL, Giesler TL, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ

Characterization and gene expression profiling of a stable cell line expressing a cell cycle GFP sensor.

Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.)

Thomas N, Kenrick M, Giesler T, Kiser G, Tinkler H, Stubbs S

Dysregulation of gene expression in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-lesioned mouse substantia nigra.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Miller RM, Callahan LM, Casaceli C, Chen L, Kiser GL, Chui B, Kaysser-Kranich TM, Sendera TJ, Palaniappan C, Federoff HJ

Expression and degradation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Archives of biochemistry and biophysics

Kiser GL, Gentzsch M, Kloser AK, Balzi E, Wolf DH, Goffeau A, Riordan JR

Heterologous expression systems for study of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator.

Methods in enzymology

Chang XB, Kartner N, Seibert FS, Aleksandrov AA, Kloser AW, Kiser GL, Riordan JR

Organization of the V gene segments in mouse T-cell antigen receptor alpha/delta locus.

Genomics

Wang K, Klotz JL, Kiser G, Bristol G, Hays E, Lai E, Gese E, Kronenberg M, Hood L

Restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the mouse T-cell receptor gene families.

Immunogenetics

Klotz JL, Barth RK, Kiser GL, Hood LE, Kronenberg M