Raymond Zurich
Animal Program Manager

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Raymond Zurich spent most of his childhood in Japan, and did his undergraduate studies here at UC San Diego, majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology.  During his college years, Raymond conducted research in the UC San Diego Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine in the laboratory of Jeffrey Esko within the Glycobiology Research and Training Center.  There he studies the role of heparan sulfate in regulating wound regeneration.

In our laboratory, Raymond has the dual roles of Assistant Lab Manager and Manager of the Animal Care Program.  There he is in charge of mouse breeding and colony maintenance, development and approval of protocols via the UC San Diego IACUC, and conducting careful studies in support of our basic and translational research programs.  Raymond is particular focused on novel therapeutic approaches to severe  pneumonia and sepsis, especially those caused by antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens such as MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.