K. Mark Ansel, PhD

K. Mark Ansel, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, UCSF


Phone: (415) 476-5368
UCSF Box 0997
San Francisco, CA 94143-0414

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Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), B.S., 1992-1996, Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., 1996-2001, Biomedical Sciences
Immune Disease Institute, Harvard Medical School, 2001-2007, Immunology

Professional Experience

  • 2001 - 2005
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Immune Disease Institute (p.k.a. Center for Blood Research), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2005 - 2007
    Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital and Immune Disease Institute (p.k.a. Center for Blood Research), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2008 - 2013
    Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, UCSF
  • 2013 - present
    Associate Professor in residence, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, UCSF
  • 2013 – present
    Associate Director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1997 - 2001
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 2001 - 2004
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2005 - 2007
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow
  • 2006 - 2012
    Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in Biomedical Sciences
  • 2007
    International Cytokine Society Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2009 - 2012
    Dana Foundation Human Immunology Scholar
  • 2012
    American Association of Immunologists Young Investigator Travel Award
  • 2012 -
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar

  • Selected Publications

    1. Baumjohann D, Ansel KM. MicroRNA regulation of the germinal center response. Curr Opin Immunol. 2014 Jun; 28:6-11.
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    2. Ansel KM. RNA regulation of the immune system. Immunol Rev. 2013 May; 253(1):5-11.
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    3. Seumois G, Vijayanand P, Eisley CJ, Omran N, Kalinke L, North M, Ganesan AP, Simpson LJ, Hunkapiller N, Moltzahn F, Woodruff PG, Fahy JV, Erle DJ, Djukanovic R, Blelloch R, Ansel KM. An integrated nano-scale approach to profile miRNAs in limited clinical samples. Am J Clin Exp Immunol. 2012 Nov 30; 1(2):70-89.
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    4. Ansel KM, Pastor WA, Rath N, Lapan AD, Glasmacher E, Wolf C, Smith LC, Papadopoulou N, Lamperti ED, Tahiliani M, Ellwart JW, Shi Y, Kremmer E, Rao A, Heissmeyer V. Mouse Eri1 interacts with the ribosome and catalyzes 5.8S rRNA processing. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2008 May; 15(5):523-30.
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    5. Brekke JS, Ansel M, Long J, Slade E, Weinstein M. Intensity and continuity of services and functional outcomes in the rehabilitation of persons with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 1999 Feb; 50(2):248-56.
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    6. Brekke JS, Raine A, Ansel M, Lencz T, Bird L. Neuropsychological and psychophysiological correlates of psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 1997; 23(1):19-28.
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    7. Thibaut M, Ansel M, de Azevedo Carneiro J. Lasers as tools for mycology. Br J Exp Pathol. 1983 Aug; 64(4):403-10.
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    8. Thibaut M, Ansel M, Saez H. The application of laser microscopy to the spectrochemical analysis of fungal tissues. Br J Exp Pathol. 1981 Oct; 62(5):446-51.
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    9. Thibaut M, Ansel M, de Azevedo Carneiro J. Observations on the chemical compositions of some pathogenic fungi for humans determined by X-ray microanalysis. Folia Histochem Cytochem (Krakow). 1980; 18(4):237-43.
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    10. Thibaut M, Ansel M, Carneiro J De A. Study of allergenic fungi by means of a laser beam. Br J Exp Pathol. 1979 Apr; 60(2):180-4.
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    11. Thibaut M, Ansel M, de Azevedo Carneiro J. A microanalysis approach to investigate problems encountered in mycology. Am J Pathol. 1978 Jan; 90(1):23-32.
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    12. Thibaut M, Ansel M, de Azevedo Carneiro J. X-ray microanalysis as applied to fungal tissues. Br J Exp Pathol. 1977 Apr; 58(2):209-14.
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    13. Thibaut M, Ansel M. Chemical analysis of five species of Aspergillus by combined scanning electron microscopy and x-ray spectrometry. Trans Am Microsc Soc. 1976 Apr; 95(2):210-4.
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    14. Thibaut M, Ansel M. The use of analytical electron microscopy in the study of three species of Aspergillaceae. Parassitologia. 1975 Jan-Dec; 17(1-3):49-56.
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    15. Thibaut M, Ansel M. Advantages of x-ray microanalysis in the field of medical mycology. Acta Trop. 1975; 32(4):353-8.
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    16. Ansel M, Thibaut M, Saez H. Scanning electron microscopy on Parascaris equorum (Goeze, 1782), Yorke and Maplestone, 1926. Int J Parasitol. 1974 Feb; 4(1):17-23.
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    17. Thibaut M, Ansel M. Mycological applications of x-ray microanalysis. J Bacteriol. 1973 Dec; 116(3):1181-4.
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    18. Ansel M, Thibaut M. Value of the specific distinction between tascaris lumbricoïdes Linnè 1758 and Ascaris suum Goeze 1782. Int J Parasitol. 1973 May; 3(3):317-9.
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    19. Ansel M, Thibaut M. [Differentiation of Syphomycetes species with the electron scanning microscope]. Ann Parasitol Hum Comp. 1973 Mar-Apr; 48(2):387-97.
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    20. Thibaut M, Ansel M. [Preliminary observations on Dolichoascus schenckii, sexual form of Sporotrichum schenkii]. Ann Dermatol Syphiligr (Paris). 1973; 100(1):49-53.
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