Doctor Salomon was a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine and Program Medical Director, Scripps Center for Organ Transplantation. He was the past-President of the American Society of Transplantation.
Dr. Salomon published more than 124 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 43 chapters and numerous reviews and edited 3 books. He served on numerous national and international committees, including Executive Board member, Program Committee Chair, Cell Transplantation Committee Chair and Xenotransplantation Committee Chair for American Society of Transplantation; Chair, National Institutes of Health Islet Cell Resources Steering Committee; Chair, NIH Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program Steering Committee; Founding Member, US Secretary of Health’s Xenotransplantation Advisory Committee; and Chair, FDA Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee. He also served on multiple NIH Study Sections and Special Emphasis Panels and was a member of AITC.
Dr. Salomon’s laboratory work was focused on various aspects of organ and cell transplantation and immunology with a primary focus on functional genomics, proteomics and genetics. His research objectives included discovering biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute and chronic rejection that will enable personalized management of immunosuppression; discovering prognostic markers for transplant outcomes using genetics, transcriptional profiling and proteomics; and understanding the multi-dimensionality of transcriptional regulation. These studies included microRNA regulation, alternative splicing and RNA binding proteins and the dynamic impact of epigenetic changes, both methylation and histone marking, on lymphocyte activation and differentiation into memory. He received his BS from Northwestern University and MD from Stritch-Loyola School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Salomon trained at Cedars-Sinai/UCLA for internal medicine and did his postdoctoral work in transplantation and immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salomon was a Founder, Director and Chief Scientific Advisor of Transplant Genomics Inc.