Neurology &
Neurological Sciences

Esther Melamed, MD, PhD

Gwyneth McCawley, MD


Internship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
MD:  University of California, Los Angeles
PhD Neuroscience: University of California, Los Angeles 
BS Neuroscience:  University of California, Los Angeles



Melamed E and Arnold AP, The Role of LINEs and CpG islands in Dosage Compensation in the Chicken Genome, Chromosome Res. 2009 Aug 12.

Melamed E, Elashoff D, Arnold AP, Evaluating dosage compensation on the chicken Z chromosome: should effective dosage compensation eliminate sexual bias?, Heredity. 2009 Aug 12.

Melamed E, Wyatt LE (co-first authors), Padilla T, and Ferry RJ, Patient-Based Cultural Competency Curriculum for Pre-Health Professionals, Fam Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;40(10):726-33.

Arnold AP, Itoh Y, Melamed E. A bird’s eye view of sex chromosome dosage compensation.  Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 2008. 9:109-27.

Melamed E and Arnold AP Regional dosage compensation in the MHM valley of the chicken Z chromosome, Genome Biol. 2007 Sep 27;8(9):R202

Itoh Y and  Melamed E (co-first authors), Yang X, Kampf K, Wang S, Yehya N, Van Nas A, Replogle K, Band M, Clayton D, Schadt EE,  Lusis AJ ,and Arnold AP Dosage compensation is less effective in birds than in mammals J Biol. 2007, 6:3. Highly Accessed

Luo M, Yu Y, Kim H, Kudrna D, Itoh Y, Agate RJ, Melamed E, Goicoechea JL, Talag J, Mueller C, Wang W, Currie J, Sisneros NB, Wing RA, Arnold AP.Utilization of a zebra finch BAC library to determine the structure of an avian androgen receptor genomic region. Genomics. 2006 Jan;87(1):181-90.


Melamed, E, You, Y; Chen, R; Baranzini,  AE; Steinman, L, Snyder, M; Han, M Exome Sequencing Unravels Novel Candidate Genes in Familial Multiple Sclerosis, Stanford Neuroscience Forum, 2013

Tai, W, Baumann J., Melamed E, Vora, Schwartz N. Use of Simulation Center Based Learning to Improve Neurology Resident Training in Acute Stroke Care, International Stroke Conference, Hawaii, 2013

Melamed E, Cantor E, Paige N, Trust your gut. Pneumoperitoneum after total knee arthroplasty, Solomon Scholars Case Presentation, UCLA, 2011

Melamed E, Wyatt LE, Padilla T, Ferry RJ. Patient-Based Cultural Competency Curriculum for Pre-Health Professionals, UCLA School of Medicine Scholarship Day, 2009

Melamed E and Arnold AP. The role of primary DNA sequences in sex chromosome dosage compensation in the chicken genome. Cold Spring Harbor The Biology of Genomes, 2009

Arnold AP, Itoh Y, Melamed E. Bird sex chromosomes: Mechanisms of dosage compensation and role in brain sexual differentiation. Plant and Animal Genome meeting, 2008

Melamed E and Arnold AP. Regional Dosage Compensation on the chick Z chromosome. Cold Spring Harbor The  Biology of Genomes, 2007

Itoh Y,1 Melamed E,1 Yang X, Kampf K, Wang S, Yehya N, Van Nas A,  Drake TA, Replogle K, Band MR, Clayton DF,  Schadt EE, Lusis AJ, and Arnold AP.  Dosage Compensation in Birds and Mammals, International Symposium on Vertebrate Sex Determination, 2006

Hanssen L,  Middleton B, Melamed E,  Olcott A, Zekzer D, Tian J and Kaufman D. Tetracycline-regulated GAD expression. Society for Neuroscience Meeting, 1999



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