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Karin Gaensler, MD
M_MED-CORE-HMON-ONCO-GEN
Professor

505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-502-4390

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Post-Doc Fellow/Scholar Medicine (Cancer Research Institute) 1988
Harvard University M.D. School of Medicine 1981
University of California, San Francisco Residency

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Awarded Grants

Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Lentivirus-based positive/negative selection in minimally ablative transplants R01HL107974 2015
Efficacy and safety of novel CD80 IL15 IL15Ra expressing autologous AML vaccines R21CA177284 2015
Neonatal Chemoselection Following Ex Vivo Gene Transfer For Hereditary Disorders R01HL082665 2013
Tolerance Induction by Neonatal Gene Delivery R01DK072537 2012
In Vivo Stem Cell Selection in Neonatal Allo-Transplants R21DK069430 2008
SEQUENTIAL PRE AND POSTNATAL GENE THERAPY OF HEMOPHILIA R01HL062389 2004
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPREHENSIVE SICKLE CELL CENTER P60HL020985 2004
ANALYSIS OF B GLOBIN LOCUS REGULATION BY YAC TRANSFER K11HL002711 1997
Recent Articles (19)

Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Olin RL, Kong KA, Faham M, Hwang J, Ai WZ, Gaensler KML, Sayre PH, Wolf JL, Logan AC. Quantification of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clonotypes in Leukapheresed Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells Predicts Relapse Risk after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun; 22(6):1030-1036.

Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Logan AC, Olin RL, Flanders MD, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Wolf JL, Andreadis C. Long-term outcomes of patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant in first complete remission. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 07; 57(7):1560-6.

Ikuta T, Sellak H, Odo N, Adekile AD, Gaensler KM. Nitric Oxide-cGMP Signaling Stimulates Erythropoiesis through Multiple Lineage-Specific Transcription Factors: Clinical Implications and a Novel Target for Erythropoiesis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0144561.

Li B, Luo X, Deng B, Wang J, McComb DW, Shi Y, Gaensler KM, Tan X, Dunn AL, Kerlin BA, Dong Y. An Orthogonal Array Optimization of Lipid-like Nanoparticles for mRNA Delivery in Vivo. Nano Lett. 2015 Dec 09; 15(12):8099-107.

Tye GJ, Ioannou K, Amofah E, Quartey-Papafio R, Westrop SJ, Krishnamurthy P, Noble A, Harrison PM, Gaensler KML, Barber LD, Farzaneh F. The combined molecular adjuvant CASAC enhances the CD8+ T cell response to a tumor-associated self-antigen in aged, immunosenescent mice. Immun Ageing. 2015; 12:6.

Greenberg PL, Stone RM, Bejar R, Bennett JM, Bloomfield CD, Borate U, De Castro CM, Deeg HJ, DeZern AE, Fathi AT, Frankfurt O, Gaensler K, Garcia-Manero G, Griffiths EA, Head D, Klimek V, Komrokji R, Kujawski LA, Maness LJ, O'Donnell MR, Pollyea DA, Scott B, Shami PJ, Stein BL, Westervelt P, Wheeler B, Shead DA, Smith C. Myelodysplastic syndromes, version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Mar; 13(3):261-72.

Mannis GN, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Damon LE, Benet LZ, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Koplowicz YB, Linker CA, Olin RL, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Sudhindra A, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Martin TG. A phase I study of targeted, dose-escalated intravenous busulfan in combination with etoposide as myeloablative therapy for autologous stem cell transplantation in acute myeloid leukemia. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun; 15(6):377-83.

Keller JW, Andreadis C, Damon LE, Kaplan LD, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Ai WZ, Venstrom JM, Smith CC, Gaensler KM, Hwang J, Olin RL. Hematopoietic cell transplantation comorbidity index (HCT-CI) is predictive of adverse events and overall survival in older allogeneic transplant recipients. J Geriatr Oncol. 2014 Jul; 5(3):238-44.

Ito M, Ohba S, Gaensler K, Ronen SM, Mukherjee J, Pieper RO. Early Chk1 phosphorylation is driven by temozolomide-induced, DNA double strand break- and mismatch repair-independent DNA damage. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e62351.

Falahati R, Zhang J, Flebbe-Rehwaldt L, Shi Y, Gerson SL, Gaensler KM. Chemoselection of allogeneic HSC after murine neonatal transplantation without myeloablation or post-transplant immunosuppression. Mol Ther. 2012 Nov; 20(11):2180-9.

Mintz PJ, Sætrom P, Reebye V, Lundbæk MB, Lao K, Rossi JJ, Gaensler KM, Kasahara N, Nicholls JP, Jensen S, Haoudi A, Emara MM, Gordon MY, Habib NA. MicroRNA-181a* Targets Nanog in a Subpopulation of CD34(+) Cells Isolated From Peripheral Blood. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2012 Aug 07; 1:e34.

Alhashem YN, Vinjamur DS, Basu M, Klingmüller U, Gaensler KM, Lloyd JA. Transcription factors KLF1 and KLF2 positively regulate embryonic and fetal beta-globin genes through direct promoter binding. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jul 15; 286(28):24819-27.

Hacke K, Falahati R, Flebbe-Rehwaldt L, Kasahara N, Gaensler KM. Suppression of HLA expression by lentivirus-mediated gene transfer of siRNA cassettes and in vivo chemoselection to enhance hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Immunol Res. 2009; 44(1-3):112-26.

Keys JR, Tallack MR, Zhan Y, Papathanasiou P, Goodnow CC, Gaensler KM, Crossley M, Dekker J, Perkins AC. A mechanism for Ikaros regulation of human globin gene switching. Br J Haematol. 2008 May; 141(3):398-406.

Rupon JW, Wang SZ, Gaensler K, Lloyd J, Ginder GD. Methyl binding domain protein 2 mediates gamma-globin gene silencing in adult human betaYAC transgenic mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25; 103(17):6617-22.

Basu P, Morris PE, Haar JL, Wani MA, Lingrel JB, Gaensler KM, Lloyd JA. KLF2 is essential for primitive erythropoiesis and regulates the human and murine embryonic beta-like globin genes in vivo. Blood. 2005 Oct 01; 106(7):2566-71.

Lipshutz GS, Titre D, Brindle M, Bisconte AR, Contag CH, Gaensler KM. Comparison of gene expression after intraperitoneal delivery of AAV2 or AAV5 in utero. Mol Ther. 2003 Jul; 8(1):90-8.

Gaensler KM, Zhang Z, Lin C, Yang S, Hardt K, Flebbe-Rehwaldt L. Sequences in the (A)gamma-delta intergenic region are not required for stage-specific regulation of the human beta-globin gene locus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Mar 18; 100(6):3374-9.

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