Reed Ayabe, M.D.
Reed Ayabe, M.D., completed his undergraduate education at Pomona College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a major in molecular biology, and was awarded an HHMI grant to study Rab GDI-mediated vesicle transport. He then completed a Fulbright Fellowship at Kyoto University studying the structure of proteins in Liocheles australasiae scorpion venom, before attending medical school at the University of California Los Angeles. Reed is currently a General Surgery resident at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, and a surgical oncology research fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Reed is studying the mechanistic role of nuclear export proteins in the pathogenesis of HPB cancers. Additionally, Reed is involved in the development of ex vivo tissue models to study the biology of cancer metastasis.