Contact Information
Kevin Ferreri, Ph.D.
  • Associate Research Professor

Professional Experience

  • 2001 - present, Associate Research Professor, Division of Developmental and Translational Diabetes and Endocrine Research, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1996 - 2001, Director of Molecular Biology, VivoRx, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  • 1995 - 1996, Senior Research Scientist, VivoRx, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  • 1992 - 1995, Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
  • 1981 - 1985, Research Assistant, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA
  • 1979, Research Assistant, Immunodiagnostic Systems, Solana Beach, CA


  • 1992, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Doctorate, Biological Chemistry
  • 1980, University of California, San Diego, B.A., Biology


  • 1994 - 1996, NIH NRSA
  • 1992 - 1994, NIH postdoctoral training fellowship
  • 1987 - 1989, NIH pre doctoral training fellowship


  • 1996, The Endocrine Society
  • 1994, American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • Weisbart RH, Stempniak M, Harris S, Zack DJ, Ferreri K (1998) An autoantibody is modified for use as a delivery system to target the cell nucleus: therapeutic implications. J Autoimmun 11 (5):539-46
  • Sharma S, Jhala US, Johnson T, Ferreri K, Leonard J, Montminy M (1997) Hormonal regulation of an islet-specific enhancer in the pancreatic homeobox genes STF-1. Mol Cell Biol 17(5):2598-604
  • Montminy M, Brindle P, Arias J, Ferreri K, Armstrong R (1996) Regulation of somatostatin gene transcription by cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Metabolism 45 (8 Suppl I):4-7
  • **Parker D, Ferreri K, Nakajima T, LaMorte VJ, Evans R, Koerber SC, Hoeger C, Montminy MR Mol Cell Biol (1996) Phosphorylation of CREB at Ser-133 induces complex formation with CREB-binding protein via a direct mechanism. 16(2):694-703 **first two authors contributed equally
  • Montminy M, Brindle P, Arias J, Ferreri K, Armstrong R (1996) Regulation of somatostatin gene transcription by cAMP. Adv Pharmacol;36:1-13
  • Montminy M, Brindle P, Arias J, Ferreri K, Armstrong R (1995) Regulation of somatostatin gene transcription by cAMP. Ciba Found Symp;190:7-20; discussion 20-5
  • Ferreri K, Gill G, Montminy M (1994) The cAMP-regulated transcription factor CREB interacts with a component of the TFIID complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 91(4):1210-3
  • Leonard J, Peers B, Johnson T, Ferreri K, Lee S, Montminy MR (1993) Characterization of somatostatin transactivating factor-1, a novel homeobox factor that stimulates somatostatin expression in pancreatic islet cells. Mol Endocrinol 7(10):1275-83
  • Ferreri K, Menon KM (1992) Characterization and isolation of a high-density-lipoprotein-binding protein from bovine corpus luteum plasma membrane. Biochem J 287 (Pt 3):841-8
  • Ferreri K, Talavera F, Menon KM (1992) Increased cellular cholesterol upregulates high density lipoprotein binding to rat luteal cells. Endocrinology 131(5):2059-64
  • Ferreri K, Menon KM (1990) Detection of a 58-kilodalton high density lipoprotein-binding protein in the membrane fraction of luteinized rat ovaries. Endocrinology 126(4):2137-44
  • Cui L, Ferreri K, Hugli TE (1988) Structural characterization of the C4a anaphylatoxin from rat. Mol Immunol 25(7):663-71

Clinical Trials


  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010