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Ophir D. Klein, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor, Departments of Orofacial Sciences and Pediatrics, and Institutes for Human Genetics and Regeneration Medicine, UCSF

ophir.klein@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-4719
Box 0442, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0442

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Education

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1993, Spanish
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Ph.D., 1999, Genetics
Yale University, New Haven, CT, M.D., 2000
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2000-2003, Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco, 2003-2007, Clinical Genetics


Professional Experience

  • 2007-2013
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Orofacial Sciences and Pediatrics, and Institutes for Human Genetics and Regeneration Medicine, UCSF
  • 2009-present
    Director, UCSF Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology
  • 2013-present
    Associate Professor, Departments of Orofacial Sciences and Pediatrics, and Institutes for Human Genetics and Regeneration Medicine, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1989-1993
    Chancellor's Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1993-2000
    NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
  • 1999
    Dean's Distinguished Thesis Commendation, Yale University Graduate School
  • 2004
    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2004-2007
    Fellow, Pediatric Scientist Development Program, NICHD/NIH
  • 2005
    David W. Smith Trainee Research Award, Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • 2005
    Fellow (Basic) Research Award, Society for Pediatric Research
  • 2005
    American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Research Grant
  • 2008
    Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics
  • 2008-2010
    Culpeper Scholar
  • 2008
    United States Bone and Joint Decade Young Investigator
  • 2008-2013
    California Institute of Regenerative Medicine New Faculty Award
  • 2008
    Elected to Society for Pediatric Research
  • 2009-2011
    March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Award
  • 2009
    Elected to Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • 2009
    ASBMR Harold M. Frost Young Investigator Award

    • Selected Publications

      1. Harjunmaa E, Seidel K, Häkkinen T, Renvoisé E, Corfe IJ, Kallonen A, Zhang ZQ, Evans AR, Mikkola ML, Salazar-Ciudad I, Klein OD, Jernvall J. Replaying evolutionary transitions from the dental fossil record. Nature. 2014 Aug 7; 512(7512):44-8.
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      2. Castillo D, Seidel K, Salcedo E, Ahn C, de Sauvage FJ, Klein OD, Barlow LA. Induction of ectopic taste buds by SHH reveals the competency and plasticity of adult lingual epithelium. Development. 2014 Aug; 141(15):2993-3002.
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      3. Michailovici I, Harrington HA, Azogui HH, Yahalom-Ronen Y, Plotnikov A, Ching S, Stumpf MP, Klein OD, Seger R, Tzahor E. Nuclear to cytoplasmic shuttling of ERK promotes differentiation of muscle stem/progenitor cells. Development. 2014 Jul; 141(13):2611-20.
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      4. Chavez MG, Hu J, Seidel K, Li C, Jheon A, Naveau A, Horst O, Klein OD. Isolation and culture of dental epithelial stem cells from the adult mouse incisor. J Vis Exp. 2014; (87).
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      5. Mues G, Bonds J, Xiang L, Vieira AR, Seymen F, Klein O, D'Souza RN. The WNT10A gene in ectodermal dysplasias and selective tooth agenesis. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Oct; 164(10):2455-60.
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      6. Mendelsohn BA, Jeng LL, Oberoi S, Klein OD. Dental findings in 14q terminal deletion syndrome. Clin Dysmorphol. 2014 Apr; 23(2):60-2.
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      7. Goodwin AF, Oberoi S, Landan M, Charles C, Massie JC, Fairley C, Rauen KA, Klein OD. Craniofacial and dental development in Costello syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1425-30.
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      8. Naveau A, Seidel K, Klein OD. Tooth, hair and claw: comparing epithelial stem cell niches of ectodermal appendages. Exp Cell Res. 2014 Jul 15; 325(2):96-103.
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      9. Zhao H, Feng J, Seidel K, Shi S, Klein O, Sharpe P, Chai Y. Secretion of shh by a neurovascular bundle niche supports mesenchymal stem cell homeostasis in the adult mouse incisor. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Feb 6; 14(2):160-73.
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      10. Ching ST, Cunha GR, Baskin LS, Basson MA, Klein OD. Coordinated activity of Spry1 and Spry2 is required for normal development of the external genitalia. Dev Biol. 2014 Feb 1; 386(1):1-11.
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      11. Li CY, Prochazka J, Goodwin AF, Klein OD. Fibroblast growth factor signaling in mammalian tooth development. Odontology. 2014 Jan; 102(1):1-13.
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      12. Kuang-Hsien Hu J, Mushegyan V, Klein OD. On the cutting edge of organ renewal: Identification, regulation, and evolution of incisor stem cells. Genesis. 2014 Feb; 52(2).
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      13. Yamada Y, Nakamura S, Klein OD, Ito K. Current trends in stem cell therapy for improvement of bone quality. Histol Histopathol. 2013 Dec 11.
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      14. Klein OD, Oberoi S, Huysseune A, Hovorakova M, Peterka M, Peterkova R. Developmental disorders of the dentition: an update. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2013 Nov; 163(4):318-32.
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      15. Goodwin AF, Tidyman WE, Jheon AH, Sharir A, Zheng X, Charles C, Fagin JA, McMahon M, Diekwisch TG, Ganss B, Rauen KA, Klein OD. Abnormal Ras signaling in Costello syndrome (CS) negatively regulates enamel formation. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Feb 1; 23(3):682-92.
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      16. Oishi PE, Klein OD, Keller RL. Developing physician-scientists in the fields of neonatology and pediatric critical care medicine: an effort to formulate a departmental policy. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):616-7.e1.
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      17. Zheng L, Warotayanont R, Stahl J, Kunimatsu R, Klein O, Denbesten PK, Zhang Y. Inductive ability of human developing and differentiated dental mesenchyme. Cells Tissues Organs. 2013; 198(2):99-110.
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      18. Jones KB, Klein OD. Oral epithelial stem cells in tissue maintenance and disease: the first steps in a long journey. Int J Oral Sci. 2013 Sep; 5(3):121-9.
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      19. Cao H, Jheon A, Li X, Sun Z, Wang J, Florez S, Zhang Z, McManus MT, Klein OD, Amendt BA. The Pitx2:miR-200c/141:noggin pathway regulates Bmp signaling and ameloblast differentiation. Development. 2013 Aug; 140(16):3348-59.
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      20. Biehs B, Hu JK, Strauli NB, Sangiorgi E, Jung H, Heber RP, Ho S, Goodwin AF, Dasen JS, Capecchi MR, Klein OD. BMI1 represses Ink4a/Arf and Hox genes to regulate stem cells in the rodent incisor. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jul; 15(7):846-52.
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