About the Ginsberg Lab

Mark H. Ginsberg, MD

Mark H. Ginsberg, MDMark H. Ginsberg, MD, performed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he was a University Scholar. He was awarded an MD summa cum laude from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago from 1970-1973, and from 1973-75 was a postdoctoral fellow in rheumatology at the same university.

In 1975, Dr. Ginsberg came to The Scripps Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow and moved his way up to a full professor in the Department of Vascular Biology and the Department of Cell Biology.  In 2004, he relocated his laboratory to the University of California, San Diego, where he is a professor of medicine and director of the Physician-Scientist Training Pathway.

He is the author of more than 300 original scientific publications, largely devoted to the study of cell adhesion mechanisms.

He has served on numerous federal and non-federal peer review bodies. Dr. Ginsberg has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Molecular Biology of the Cell and on the editorial boards of Blood, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and the Journal of Cell Science.

He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Ginsberg has received numerous honors including the Boris Muskatov Prize, a Research Career Development Award and MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health and an Investigator Recognition Award and Distinguished Career Award from the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis. He has been honored with a Sol Sherry Distinguished Lectureship from the American Heart Association and the Earl Benditt Prize of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.

Laboratory Personnel

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Research Studies

Current active major grants funding the Ginsberg laboratory investigations include the following.

Dr. Ginsberg leads two subprojects within Integrin Signaling in Hemostasis and Blood Diseases, an NHLBI research program project whose principal investigator is UC San Diego colleague Sanford Shattil, MD:


Research Training

Research training in the Ginsberg laboratory is funded through a long-standing NHLBI T32 training grant, Blood Cells in Hemostasis and Thrombosis.