Marta Margeta, MD, PhD

Marta Margeta, MD, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Associate Director of Neuropathology
Specialty Areas
Neuromuscular Pathology
Pathology Education
Neuroscience Research

Pathology, Box 0511
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room HSW-514
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Parnassus Heights
Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)

Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program

Research and Clinical Interests

The long-term goal of my translational research is to develop new diagnostic methods, improve diagnostic criteria, and advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of neuromuscular disorders, with particular focus on autoimmune and autophagic myopathies. In addition, I participate in clinical trials of newly developed gene therapies for inherited neuromuscular disorders by performing pre- and post-treatment biopsy evaluations. Finally, I am interested in curriculum design and curricular innovation, and perform educational research in these areas.

Selected Publications
  • Margeta, M. Neuromuscular Disease: 2021 Update. Free Neuropathol. 2021; 2:3.
  • Fay A, Garcia Y, Margeta M, Maharjan S, Jürgensen C, Briceño J, Garcia M, Yin S, Bassaganyas L, McMahon T, Hou YM, Fu YH, Ptácek LJ. A Mitochondrial tRNA Mutation Causes Axonal CMT in a Large Venezuelan Family. Ann Neurol. 2020 10; 88(4):830-842.
  • Margeta, M. Top Ten Discoveries of the Year: Neuromuscular Disease. Free Neuropathol. 2020; 1:4. 
  • Margeta M. Autophagy Defects in Skeletal Myopathies. Annu Rev Pathol. 2020; 15:261-285.
  • Lucas CG, Margeta M. Educational Case: Mitochondrial Myopathy. Acad Pathol. 2019; 6:2374289519888732

Complete Publications on PubMed

  • 2018 Election to the Haile T. Debas UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
  • 1996 Klaus R. Unna Award, for outstanding research accomplishments as a graduate student
  • 1990 University of Zagreb Chancellor’s Award, for outstanding academic performance as a medical student
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