Karin M. Gaensler, MD

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Karin M. Gaensler, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-2421 (appts)
Box 1270, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1270

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Hematopoietic Malignancies

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Education

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, B.A., 1977, Biology
Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1981, Medicine
Univ of California, San Francisco, CA, Resident, 1981-84, Internal Medicine
Univ of California, San Francisco, CA, Fellow, 1984-87, Hematology/Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 1989 - 1991
    Instructor in Medicine, UCSF
  • 1989 - present
    Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 1991 - 1992
    Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Dr. Y.W. Kan
  • 1992 - 2001
    Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2001 - 2003
    Associate Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2004 - 2005
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2005 - present
    Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2006 - present
    Member, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Hematopoieitic Malignancies and Pediatric Oncology Programs

Honors & Awards

  • 1988-1990
    American Cancer Society Fellowship
  • 1991-1992
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship
  • 1992-1997
    NIH Physician Scientist Award

Selected Publications

  1. Tye GJ, Ioannou K, Amofah E, Quartey-Papafio R, Westrop SJ, Krishnamurthy P, Noble A, Harrison PM, Gaensler KM, 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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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 Feb 14.
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  4. Barzel A, Paulk NK, Shi Y, Huang Y, Chu K, Zhang F, Valdmanis PN, Spector LP, Porteus MH, Gaensler KM, Kay MA. Promoterless gene targeting without nucleases ameliorates haemophilia B in mice. Nature. 2015 Jan 15; 517(7534):360-4.
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  5. Park I, Mukherjee J, Ito M, Chaumeil MM, Jalbert LE, Gaensler K, Ronen SM, Nelson SJ, Pieper RO. Changes in pyruvate metabolism detected by magnetic resonance imaging are linked to DNA damage and serve as a sensor of temozolomide response in glioblastoma cells. Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 1; 74(23):7115-24.
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  6. Mannis GN, Logan AC, Leavitt AD, Yanada M, Hwang J, Olin RL, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Greene CC, Gupta NK, Kaplan LD, Mahindra A, Miyazaki Y, Naoe T, Ohtake S, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Venstrom JM, Wolf JL, Caballero L, Emi N, Martin TG. Delayed hematopoietic recovery after auto-SCT in patients receiving arsenic trioxide-based therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia: a multi-center analysis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jan; 50(1):40-4.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Shi Y, Falahati R, Zhang J, Flebbe-Rehwaldt L, Gaensler KM. Role of antigen-specific regulatory CD4+CD25+ T cells in tolerance induction after neonatal IP administration of AAV-hF.IX. Gene Ther. 2013 Oct; 20(10):987-96.
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  9. 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.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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; 1:e34.
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  12. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  14. Damon L, Damon LE, Gaensler K, Kaplan L, Martin T, Rubenstein J, Linker C. Impact of intensive PBSC mobilization therapy on outcomes following auto-SCT for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Nov; 42(10):649-57.
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  15. 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.
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  16. 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.
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  17. 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 1; 106(7):2566-71.
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  18. 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.
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  19. 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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  20. Lipshutz GS, Gruber CA. In utero delivery of adeno-associated viral vectors: intraperitoneal gene transfer produces long-term expression. Mol Ther. 2001 Mar; 3(3):284-92.
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