Karin Gaensler, MD

Hematologist

A specialist in hematology-oncology, Dr. Karin Gaensler has a special interest in gene therapy. She is currently working to develop novel approaches for the treatment of blood disorders caused by a specific gene mutation.

Gaensler earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She then went on to complete her residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology-oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Cancer Society Fellowship, Howard Hughes Fellowship and NIH Physician Scientist Award.

Clinics

Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
Fax: (415) 353-2467

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

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Additional Languages

French
German
Swedish

Education

Harvard Medical School 1981

Residencies

UCSF, Medicine 1984

Fellowships

UCSF, Oncology 1987
UCSF, Hematology 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Greenberg PL, Stone RM, Al-Kali A, Barta SK, Bejar R, Bennett JM, Carraway H, De Castro CM, Deeg HJ, DeZern AE, Fathi AT, Frankfurt O, Gaensler K, Garcia-Manero G, Griffiths EA, Head D, Horsfall R, Johnson RA, Juckett M, Klimek VM, Komrokji R, Kujawski LA, Maness LJ, O'Donnell MR, Pollyea DA, Shami PJ, Stein BL, Walker AR, Westervelt P, Zeidan A, Shead DA, Smith C. Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 01; 15(1):60-87.
  2. Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Andreadis C, Olin RL, Kong KA, Faham M, Hwang J, Ai WZ, Gaensler KML, Sayre PH, Wolf JL, Logan AC. Quantification of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clonotypes in Leukapheresed Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells Predicts Relapse Risk after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun; 22(6):1030-1036.
  3. Mannis GN, Martin TG, Damon LE, Logan AC, Olin RL, Flanders MD, Ai WZ, Gaensler KM, Kaplan LD, Sayre PH, Smith CC, Wolf JL, Andreadis C. Long-term outcomes of patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia treated with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant in first complete remission. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 07; 57(7):1560-6.
  4. Ikuta T, Sellak H, Odo N, Adekile AD, Gaensler KM. Nitric Oxide-cGMP Signaling Stimulates Erythropoiesis through Multiple Lineage-Specific Transcription Factors: Clinical Implications and a Novel Target for Erythropoiesis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0144561.
  5. Li B, Luo X, Deng B, Wang J, McComb DW, Shi Y, Gaensler KM, Tan X, Dunn AL, Kerlin BA, Dong Y. An Orthogonal Array Optimization of Lipid-like Nanoparticles for mRNA Delivery in Vivo. Nano Lett. 2015 Dec 09; 15(12):8099-107.
  6. Tye GJ, Ioannou K, Amofah E, Quartey-Papafio R, Westrop SJ, Krishnamurthy P, Noble A, Harrison PM, Gaensler KML, 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Jun; 15(6):377-83.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 Aug 07; 1:e34.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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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