Daniel M. Ramos, DDS, PhD

Daniel M. Ramos, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Orofacial Sciences, UCSF


Phone: (415) 502-4905 (voice)
Box 0512, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0512

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California State University, Los Angeles, B.S., 1984, Biology
University of California, San Francisco, D.D.S., 1988, Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., 1994, Oral Biology

Professional Experience

  • 1983-84
    Lab Assistant, Independent Research Project: Tyrosinase Levels in Avian Tissues, California State University, Los Angeles, Department of Biology, Advisor: Dr. Roger Bowers
  • 1985-94
    Postgraduate Research Dentist, University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Stomatology, Advisor: Dr. Randall Kramer
  • 1994-97
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Stomatology
  • 1997-2003
    Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of Stomatology
  • 2003-present
    Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Stomatology

Honors & Awards

  • 1988-93
    Individual Dentist Scientist Award, NIH-NIDR 1K15DE00242
  • 1995-96
    Junior Faculty Development Award (Academic Senate)
  • 2001
    Dean's Creativity Award (School of Dentistry)

Selected Publications

  1. Lee C, Siu A, Ramos DM. Multicellular Spheroids as a Model for Hypoxia-induced EMT. Anticancer Res. 2016 12; 36(12):6259-6263.
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  2. Lee C, Ramos DM. Regulation of Multicellular Spheroids by MAPK and FYN Kinase. Anticancer Res. 2016 Aug; 36(8):3833-8.
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  3. Siu A, Landon K, Ramos DM. Differential diagnosis and management of oral ulcers. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2015 Dec; 34(4):171-7.
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  4. Chou A, Schulman JM, Gross AJ, Jordan RC, Ramos DM. Gingival pustules and sterile diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis as a feature of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2016 May; 121(5):e116-22.
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  5. Lee C, Lee C, Atakilit A, Siu A, Ramos DM. Differential spheroid formation by oral cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2014 Dec; 34(12):6945-9.
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  6. Lim WH, Liu B, Cheng D, Hunter DJ, Zhong Z, Ramos DM, Williams BO, Sharpe PT, Bardet C, Mah SJ, Helms JA. Wnt signaling regulates pulp volume and dentin thickness. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Apr; 29(4):892-901.
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  7. Lee C, Lee C, Lee S, Siu A, Ramos DM. The cytoplasmic extension of the integrin ß6 subunit regulates epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Anticancer Res. 2014 Feb; 34(2):659-64.
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  8. Siu A, Chang J, Lee C, Lee S, Lee C, Ramos DM. Expression of EMMPRIN modulates mediators of tumor invasion in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2013 Nov; 41(11):831-8.
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  9. Lee C, Siu A, Chang J, Dang D, Ramos DM. Alphavbeta3 suppresses the RhoA-LIMK1 pathway in K1735 melanoma. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2012 Dec; 40(12):921-7.
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  10. Siu A, Lee C, Pham E, Ramos DM. Revisiting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition through adenoid cystic carcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2012 Sep; 32(9):3683-8.
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  11. Siu A, Lee C, Dang D, Lee C, Ramos DM. Stem cell markers as predictors of oral cancer invasion. Anticancer Res. 2012 Apr; 32(4):1163-6.
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  12. Ramos DM, Dang D. EMMPRIN expression in oral SCC is regulated by FYN kinase. Anticancer Res. 2011 Apr; 31(4):1205-9.
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  13. Lewin B, Siu A, Baker C, Dang D, Schnitt R, Eisapooran P, Ramos DM. Expression of Fyn kinase modulates EMT in oral cancer cells. Anticancer Res. 2010 Jul; 30(7):2591-6.
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  14. Dang D, Sadler S, Ramos DM. Modulation of EGFR by oral squamous cell carcinoma cell lines. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2009 Dec; 37(12):869-74.
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  15. Dang D, Ramos DM. Identification of {alpha}v{beta}6-positive stem cells in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2009 Jun; 29(6):2043-9.
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  16. Ramos DM, Dang D, Sadler S. The role of the integrin alpha v beta6 in regulating the epithelial to mesenchymal transition in oral cancer. Anticancer Res. 2009 Jan; 29(1):125-30.
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  17. Dang D, Atakilit A, Ramos DM. EMMPRIN modulates migration and deposition of TN-C in oral squamous carcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(4B):2049-54.
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  18. Essayem S, Kovacic-Milivojevic B, Baumbusch C, McDonagh S, Dolganov G, Howerton K, Larocque N, Mauro T, Ramirez A, Ramos DM, Fisher SJ, Jorcano JL, Beggs HE, Reichardt LF, Ilic D. Hair cycle and wound healing in mice with a keratinocyte-restricted deletion of FAK. Oncogene. 2006 Feb 16; 25(7):1081-9.
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  19. Dang D, Bamburg JR, Ramos DM. Alphavbeta3 integrin and cofilin modulate K1735 melanoma cell invasion. Exp Cell Res. 2006 Feb 15; 312(4):468-77.
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  20. Mogi S, Dang D, Van Waes C, Ellis D, Atakilit A, Ramos DM. The expression of integrin alpha(v)beta6 promotes the epithelial cell morphology and suppresses invasive behavior in transformed oral keratinocytes. Anticancer Res. 2005 Mar-Apr; 25(2A):751-5.
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