Paul Sampognaro, MD

HS Asst Clinical Professor
+1 415 353-2898
Fields of Interest: 

Dr. Sampognaro majored in neurobiology as an undergrad at Georgetown University. There, he worked as a research assistant in the laboratory of Maria Donoghue, studying the molecular underpinnings of Eph/ephrin signaling and its role in cortical neuronal development. After college, he matriculated to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned his MD and worked part-time in Charlotte Sumner’s laboratory, quantifying the degree of SMN1 insufficiency in humans with spinal muscular atrophy. As a fourth-year neurology resident at UCSF, Paul joined the Kao Lab for his Flexible Residency. Here, he has focused on TDP-43 mutations and their potential impact on lysosomal function in ALS motor neurons.

Publications: 

Neuroglial stem cell-derived inflammatory pseudotumor (n-SCIPT): clinicopathologic characterization of a novel lesion of the lumbosacral spinal cord and nerve roots following intrathecal allogeneic stem cell intervention.

Acta neuropathologica

Sloan EA, Sampognaro PJ, Junn JC, Chin C, Jacques L, Ramachandran PS, DeRisi JL, Wilson MR, Kriegstein AR, Bollen AW, Solomon DA, Margeta M, Engstrom JW

C9orf72-specific phenomena associated with frontotemporal dementia and gastrointestinal symptoms in the absence of TDP-43 aggregation.

Acta neuropathologica

Sampognaro PJ, Vatsavayai SC, Cosme CG, Hwang JL, Nolan A, Huang EJ, Seeley WW, De May MG

Bismuth Subgallate Toxicity in the Age of Online Supplement Use.

The neurologist

Sampognaro P, Vo KT, Richie M, Blanc PD, Keenan K

EphA7 signaling guides cortical dendritic development and spine maturation.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Clifford MA, Athar W, Leonard CE, Russo A, Sampognaro PJ, Van der Goes MS, Burton DA, Zhao X, Lalchandani RR, Sahin M, Vicini S, Donoghue MJ

Medical student appraisal: electronic resources for inpatient pre-rounding.

Applied clinical informatics

Sampognaro PJ, Mitchell SL, Weeks SR, Khalifian S, Markman TM, Uebel LW, Dattilo JR

Medical student appraisal: applications for bedside patient education.

Applied clinical informatics

Markman TM, Sampognaro PJ, Mitchell SL, Weeks SR, Khalifian S, Dattilo JR

Survival and recurrence for patients undergoing surgery of skull base intracranial metastases.

Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base

Chaichana KL, Flores M, Acharya S, Sampognaro P, Bettegowda C, Rigamonti D, Weingart JD, Olivi A, Gallia GL, Brem H, Lim M, Quinones-Hinojosa A

Medical student appraisal: searching on smartphones.

Applied clinical informatics

Khalifian S, Markman T, Sampognaro P, Mitchell S, Weeks S, Dattilo J

Histone deacetylase inhibition suppresses myogenin-dependent atrogene activation in spinal muscular atrophy mice.

Human molecular genetics

Bricceno KV, Sampognaro PJ, Van Meerbeke JP, Sumner CJ, Fischbeck KH, Burnett BG