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Peter S. Klein, MD, PhD

Degree and Institution

MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1988

Faculty Title

Associate Professor, Medicine (Hematology-Oncology) and Cell and Developmental Biology

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Associate Professor


Medicine (Heme-Onc)

Clinical Expertise


Research Expertise

Vertebrate embryogenesis; signal transduction, especially Wnt signaling; GSK3 and mechanism of lithium action; hematopoietic stem cell development; HDACs and mechanism of valproic acid action.

Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard University

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine

Honors and Award

Paul Ehrlich Award for graduate student research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1987) Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship (1990-91) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians (1991-94). The EJLB Foundation Research Scholars Programme (1997-99) American Society for Clinical Investigation (2003) Robert Austrian Faculty Research Award, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (2003) The Mathilde Solowey Lecture Award in the Neurosciences, Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (2004) Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research, Ellison Foundation and AFAR (2006)


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Contact Information

Peter S. Klein

University of Pennsylvania

Office Phone: 898-2179
Fax: 573-4320

Basic research and clinical activity described above.