Hans David Ulmert

Hans (H. David) David Ulmert, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Director, UCLA Preclinical Theranostics Program



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Hans David Ulmert's clinical research is focused on the study of risk factors and biomarkers related to clinically diagnosed prostate cancer and definitive end-points in non-screened cohorts. The findings of these studies extend into his translational research, which centers on development of novel in vivo strategies targeting enzymes regulated by the molecular pathways that drive the disease. His overarching goal is to apply these specific tissue-targeting vehicles for multimodal molecular imaging strategies, as well as for carriers of therapeutic agents.

Highlighted Publications

McDevitt MR, Thorek DLJ, Hashimoto T, Gondo T, Veach DR, Sharma SK, Kalidindi TM, Abou DS, Watson PA, Beattie BJ, Timmermand OV, Strand SE, Lewis JS, Scardino PT, Scher HI, Lilja H, Larson SM, Ulmert D. Feed-forward alpha particle radiotherapy ablates androgen receptor-addicted prostate cancer. Nat Commun. 2018 Apr 24;9(1):1629. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04107-w.

Thorek DL, Watson PA, Lee SG, Ku AT, Bournazos S, Braun K, Kim K, Sjostrom K, Doran MG, Lamminmaki U, Santos E, Veach D, Turkekul M, Casey E, Lewis JS, Abou DS, van Voss MR, Scardino PT, Strand SE, Alpaugh ML, Scher HI, Lilja H, Larson SM, Ulmert D. Internalization of secreted antigen-targeted antibodies by the neonatal Fc receptor for precision imaging of the androgen receptor axis. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Nov 30;8(367):367ra167.

Gerdtsson A, Poon JB, Thorek DL, Mucci LA, Evans MJ, Scardino P, Abrahamsson PA, Nilsson P, Manjer J, Bjartell A, Malm J, Vickers A, Freedland SJ, Lilja H, Ulmert D. Anthropometric Measures at Multiple Times Throughout Life and Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Metastasis, and Death. Eur Urol. 2015 Dec;68(6):1076-82. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.03.017. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Ulmert D, Evans MJ, Holland JP, Rice SL, Wongvipat J, Pettersson K, Abrahamsson PA, Scardino PT, Larson SM, Lilja H, Lewis JS, Sawyers CL. Imaging androgen receptor signaling with a radiotracer targeting free prostate-specific antigen. Cancer Discov. 2012 Apr;2(4):320-7. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-11-0316. Epub 2012 Mar 31.

Ulmert D, Kaboteh R, Fox JJ, Savage C, Evans MJ, Lilja H, Abrahamsson PA, Bjork T, Gerdtsson A, Bjartell A, Gjertsson P, Hoglund P, Lomsky M, Ohlsson M, Richter J, Sadik M, Morris MJ, Scher HI, Sjostrand K, Yu A, Suurkula M, Edenbrandt L, Larson SM. A novel automated platform for quantifying the extent of skeletal tumour involvement in prostate cancer patients using the Bone Scan Index. Eur Urol. 2012 Jul;62(1):78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.01.037. Epub 2012 Jan 27.