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Ulrike P. Kappes MD, PhD

Ulrike P. Kappes MD, PhD

Director, Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: Administration
Program: General

Member of the Cardiovascular Center
Member of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC)


I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Clinical Expertise

  • Dermatology
  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
  • Rare Diseases
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Variant Classification and Clinical Interpretation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Molecular Genetics
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Whole Exome Sequencing
  • Sanger Sequencing
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Microarray
  • qPCR
  • Leadership Positions

  • Laboratory Director, Developmental and Neurogenetics Laoratory - Sequencing, Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • http://www.mcw.edu/Human-and-Molecular-Genetics-Center-HMGC/Genetic-Diagnostic-Laboratory.htm
  • Laboratory Director, Advanced Genomics Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • http://www.mcw.edu/Pediatrics/Genetics/PatientCare/AGEN.htm
  • Publications

  • Inheritance of a Balanced t(12;20)(q24.33;p12.2) and Unbalanced der(13)t(7;13)(p21.3;q33.2) from a Maternally Derived Double Balanced Translocation Carrier. (Peterson JF, Geddes GC, Basel DG, Schippman D, Grignon JW Jr, vanTuinen P, Kappes UP) J Pediatr Genet 2018 Mar;7(1):35-39 PMID: 29441220 PMCID: PMC5809171 02/15/2018    
  • A Rare Combination of Functional Disomy Xp, Deletion Xq13.2-q28 Spanning the Gene, and Duplication 3q25.33-q29 in a Female with der(X)t(X;3)(q13.2;q25.33). (Peterson JF, Basel DG, Bick DP, Chirempes B, Lorier RB, Zemlicka N, Grignon JW Jr, Weik L, Kappes U) J Pediatr Genet 2018 Mar;7(1):23-28 PMID: 29441218 PMCID: PMC5809172 02/15/2018    
  • Mechanisms of mutation formation with long-wave ultraviolet light (UVA). (Rünger TM, Kappes UP) Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2008 Feb;24(1):2-10 PMID: 18201350 01/19/2008       97 Citations
  • Skin ageing and wrinkles: clinical and photographic scoring. (Kappes UP) J Cosmet Dermatol 2004 Jan;3(1):23-5 PMID: 17163943 12/14/2006    
  • Short- and long-wave UV light (UVB and UVA) induce similar mutations in human skin cells. (Kappes UP, Luo D, Potter M, Schulmeister K, Rünger TM) J Invest Dermatol 2006 Mar;126(3):667-75 PMID: 16374481 12/24/2005       123 Citations
  • No major role for 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine in ultraviolet light-induced mutagenesis. (Kappes UP, Rünger TM) Radiat Res 2005 Oct;164(4 Pt 1):440-5 PMID: 16187746 09/29/2005       12 Citations
  • The quality of human skin xenografts on SCID mice: a noninvasive bioengineering approach. (Kappes U, Schliemann-Willers S, Bankova L, Heinemann C, Fischer TW, Ziemer M, Schubert H, Norgauer J, Fluhr JW, Elsner P) Br J Dermatol 2004 Nov;151(5):971-6 PMID: 15541074 11/16/2004       5 Citations
  • High plasma levels of 8-methoxypsoralen following bath water delivery in dermatological patients. (Kappes UP, Barta U, Merkel U, Balogh A, Elsner P) Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol 2003 Sep-Oct;16(5):305-12 PMID: 12907835 08/09/2003       6 Citations
  • Clinical and photographic scoring of skin aging. (Kappes UP, Elsner P) Skin Pharmacol Appl Skin Physiol 2003 Mar-Apr;16(2):100-7 PMID: 12637785 03/15/2003       16 Citations
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with lung metastasis in a patient with progressive systemic sclerosis. (Westermann GW, Buerger H, Kappes U, Matzkies F, Kisters K) South Med J 2002 Mar;95(3):363-5 PMID: 11902708 03/21/2002       8 Citations
  • Tandem application of sodium lauryl sulfate and n-propanol does not lead to enhancement of cumulative skin irritation. (Kappes UP, Göritz N, Wigger-Alberti W, Heinemann C, Elsner P) Acta Derm Venereol 2001 Nov-Dec;81(6):403-5 PMID: 11859941 02/28/2002       40 Citations
  • Influence of age on the prognosis of renal transplant recipients. (Kappes U, Schanz G, Gerhardt U, Matzkies F, Suwelack B, Hohage H) Am J Nephrol 2001 Jul-Aug;21(4):259-63 PMID: 11509796 08/18/2001       21 Citations
  • Last update: 12/31/2018
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