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Klaus H. Kaestner, Ph.D.Klaus H. Kaestner, PhD

Klaus H. Kaestner, Ph.D. is the Thomas and Evelyn Suor Butterworth Professor in Genetics. The 2011 winner of the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award, Dr. Kaestner was recognized for his outstanding work on pancreas and liver development. His research has important implications for the understanding and treatment of diabetes, as well as disorders of the liver and intestine.

Dr. Kaestner has developed cutting-edge experimental models based on targeted modifications of the mouse genome, and has successfully married these to state of the art functional genomic and phenotypic analysis. The result has been a remarkable series of discoveries that are at the critical intersection of developmental biology and metabolism. Dr. Kaestner’s work is remarkable for its quality as well as its innovation.