Kimberley Evason, MD, PhD

Kimberley Evason, MD, PhD

Clinical Instructor Without Salary and Postdoctoral fellow, GI/Liver Pathology and Stainier Laboratory

Phone: (415) 476-1000

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University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, B.S.,    05/98,    Biomedical Engineering
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO,    M.D.,    05/07    Medicine
Washington University, St. Louis, MO,    Ph.D.    05/07,    Developmental Biology, Mentor Kerry Kornfeld
University of California, San Francisco, 07/07-06/09,    Resident, Anatomic Pathology
University of California, San Francisco , 07/09-06/10,    Fellow, Anatomic Pathology
University of California, San Francisco, 07/10-present,    Postdoctoral Fellow,
Mentor Didier Stainier
University of California, San Francisco, 09/11-present,    Postdoctoral Fellow,
Co-Mentor Andrei Goga
University of California, San Francisco, 07/10-present,    Clinical Instructor Without Salary, Anatomic Pathology

Professional Experience

  • 08/98-08/00
    Medical student (full-time), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Dr. William Peck, Dean of the School of Medicine)
  • 01/01-01/05
    Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Instructor (part-time), The Princeton Review, Phoenix AZ and St. Louis, MO.
  • 08/01-08/05
    Graduate Student (full-time), Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Dr. Kerry Kornfeld, Thesis Advisor/Mentor)
  • 09/05-05/07
    Medical Student (full-time), Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Dr. Larry Shapiro, Dean of the School of Medicine)
  • 07/07-06/09
    Resident in Anatomic Pathology (full-time), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA (Dr. Abul Abbas, Chairman)
  • 07/09-06/10
    Clinical Fellow (full-time), Gastrointestinal (GI)/Liver Pathology and Surgical Pathology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA (Dr. Linda Ferrell, Director of Surgical Pathology: Liver and GI Pathology)
  • 07/10-present
    Clinical Instructor Without Salary and Postdoctoral fellow (full-time), GI/Liver Pathology and Stainier Laboratory, UCSF, San Francisco, CA ((Dr. Linda Ferrell, Director of Surgical Pathology: Liver and GI Pathology; Dr. Didier Stainier, Advisor)

Honors & Awards

  • 1999
    Kehar S. Chouke-George Gill Prize in Anatomy

  • 2000
    Robert Carter Medical School Prize

  • 2005
    Viktor Hamburger Award

  • 2010-2013
    Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award

Selected Publications

  1. Evason KJ, Francisco MT, Juric V, Balakrishnan S, Lopez Pazmino Mdel P, Gordan JD, Kakar S, Spitsbergen J, Goga A, Stainier DY. Identification of Chemical Inhibitors of ß-Catenin-Driven Liver Tumorigenesis in Zebrafish. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul; 11(7):e1005305.
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  2. Parks AL, McWhirter RM, Evason K, Kelley RK. Cases of spontaneous tumor regression in hepatobiliary cancers: implications for immunotherapy? J Gastrointest Cancer. 2015 Jun; 46(2):161-5.
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  3. Kelley RK, Magbanua MJ, Butler TM, Collisson EA, Hwang J, Sidiropoulos N, Evason K, McWhirter RM, Hameed B, Wayne EM, Yao FY, Venook AP, Park JW. Circulating tumor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma: a pilot study of detection, enumeration, and next-generation sequencing in cases and controls. BMC Cancer. 2015; 15(1):206.
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  4. Huskey NE, Guo T, Evason KJ, Momcilovic O, Pardo D, Creasman KJ, Judson RL, Blelloch R, Oakes SA, Hebrok M, Goga A. CDK1 Inhibition Targets the p53-NOXA-MCL1 Axis, Selectively Kills Embryonic Stem Cells, and Prevents Teratoma Formation. Stem Cell Reports. 2015 Mar 10; 4(3):374-89.
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  5. Kakar S, Evason KJ, Ferrell LD. Well-differentiated hepatocellular neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential: proposal for a new diagnostic category--reply. Hum Pathol. 2014 Mar; 45(3):660-1.
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  6. Ghajar CM, Peinado H, Mori H, Matei IR, Evason KJ, Brazier H, Almeida D, Koller A, Hajjar KA, Stainier DY, Chen EI, Lyden D, Bissell MJ. The perivascular niche regulates breast tumour dormancy. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jul; 15(7):807-17.
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  7. Yin C, Evason KJ, Asahina K, Stainier DY. Hepatic stellate cells in liver development, regeneration, and cancer. J Clin Invest. 2013 May 1; 123(5):1902-10.
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  8. Balabaud C, Al-Rabih WR, Chen PJ, Evason K, Ferrell L, Hernandez-Prera JC, Huang SF, Longerich T, Park YN, Quaglia A, Schirmacher P, Sempoux C, Thung SN, Torbenson M, Wee A, Yeh MM, Yeh SH, Le Bail B, Zucman-Rossi J, Bioulac-Sage P. Focal Nodular Hyperplasia and Hepatocellular Adenoma around the World Viewed through the Scope of the Immunopathological Classification. Int J Hepatol. 2013; 2013:268625.
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  9. Evason KJ, Grenert JP, Ferrell LD, Kakar S. Atypical hepatocellular adenoma-like neoplasms with ß-catenin activation show cytogenetic alterations similar to well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas. Hum Pathol. 2013 May; 44(5):750-8.
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  10. Yin C, Evason KJ, Maher JJ, Stainier DY. The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, heart and neural crest derivatives expressed transcript 2, marks hepatic stellate cells in zebrafish: analysis of stellate cell entry into the developing liver. Hepatology. 2012 Nov; 56(5):1958-70.
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  11. Cheung ID, Bagnat M, Ma TP, Datta A, Evason K, Moore JC, Lawson ND, Mostov KE, Moens CB, Stainier DY. Regulation of intrahepatic biliary duct morphogenesis by Claudin 15-like b. Dev Biol. 2012 Jan 1; 361(1):68-78.
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  12. Evason K, Bove KE, Finegold MJ, Knisely AS, Rhee S, Rosenthal P, Miethke AG, Karpen SJ, Ferrell LD, Kim GE. Morphologic findings in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis 2 (PFIC2): correlation with genetic and immunohistochemical studies. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 May; 35(5):687-96.
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  13. Mirheydar H, Evason K, Coakley F, Baskin LS, DiSandro M. 46, XY female with cloacal exstrophy and masculinization at puberty. J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Oct; 5(5):408-11.
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  14. Collins JJ, Evason K, Pickett CL, Schneider DL, Kornfeld K. The anticonvulsant ethosuximide disrupts sensory function to extend C. elegans lifespan. PLoS Genet. 2008 Oct; 4(10):e1000230.
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  15. Evason K, Collins JJ, Huang C, Hughes S, Kornfeld K. Valproic acid extends Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan. Aging Cell. 2008 Jun; 7(3):305-17.
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  16. Hughes SE, Evason K, Xiong C, Kornfeld K. Genetic and pharmacological factors that influence reproductive aging in nematodes. PLoS Genet. 2007 Feb 16; 3(2):e25.
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  17. Collins JJ, Evason K, Kornfeld K. Pharmacology of delayed aging and extended lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. Exp Gerontol. 2006 Oct; 41(10):1032-9.
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  18. Kornfeld K, Evason K. Effects of anticonvulsant drugs on life span. Arch Neurol. 2006 Apr; 63(4):491-6.
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  19. Evason K, Huang C, Yamben I, Covey DF, Kornfeld K. Anticonvulsant medications extend worm life-span. Science. 2005 Jan 14; 307(5707):258-62.
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  20. Morris EJ, Evason K, Wiand C, L'Ecuyer TJ, Fulton AB. Misdirected vimentin messenger RNA alters cell morphology and motility. J Cell Sci. 2000 Jul; 113 ( Pt 13):2433-43.
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