Ganss, Bernhard

Associate Professor

BSc (Wurzburg), MSc (Regensburg), PhD (Regensburg)

Main Appointments

  • Faculty of Dentistry

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office: FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street, Room 235

+1 416 978-6367 (office)
b.ganss@utoronto.ca (email)
Matrix Dynamics Group (web)


Research Themes

Research Interests

  • Molecular biology/regulation of gene transcription
  • Developmental biology of mineralized connective tissue (tooth, bone, cartilage)
  • Molecular genetic strategies for tissue regeneration

Select Publications

Bernhard Ganss and Anil K. Bansal. Osteopontin: A Plurifunctional Molecule. Chapter 13; Phosphorylated Extracellular Matrix Proteins of Bone and Dentin, Vol 2, 2012, 283-318.

Lacruz RS, Nakayama Y, Holcroft J, Nguyen V, Somogyi-Ganss E, Snead ML, White SN, Paine ML, Ganss B. Targeted overexpression of amelotin disrupts the microstructure of dental enamel. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35200.

Holcroft J, Ganss B. Identification of Amelotin- and ODAM-interacting enamel matrix proteins using the yeast two-hybrid system. Eur J Oral Sci. 2011 Dec;119 Suppl 1:301-6.

Somogyi-Ganss E, Nakayama Y, Iwasaki K, Nakano Y, Stolf D, McKee MD, Ganss B. Comparative Temporospatial Expression Profiling of Murine Amelotin Protein during Amelogenesis. Cells Tissues Organs. 2012;195(6):535-49.

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