By understanding the underlying biological processes that allow teeth to continuously grow in rodents and other mammals, Klein’s research aims to apply those principles to regenerative medicine in humans. Klein predicts that one day patients will be able to replace their own lost teeth with living, biological replicas instead of the prosthetics oral surgeons implant today.
Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor / Director
UCSF Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology
Funding for Klein’s research is provided by California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March of Dimes and the National Institutes of Health.