Gwynneth D. Offner, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Gwynneth Offner
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Gwynneth D. Offner, Ph.D. is the Director of the M.S. in Medical Sciences Program, an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and an Assistant Dean for Admissions at BUSM. While her primary focus is teaching, advising and mentoring students, Dr. Offner also directed an NIH-funded research program for over 25 years. She is currently a member of the leadership team for PRiSM, an integrated course for first year medical students and the director of the PRiSM GI and Nutrition module. She also teaches in and directs the Biochemistry course for M.S. in Medical Sciences students. Her research interests include curriculum development and assessment.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Admissions, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Research Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Boston Medical Center



  • Boston University, PhD
  • Wellesley College, BA

Classes Taught

  • GMSBI751
  • GMSMS640
  • GMSMS971
  • GMSMS972
  • MEDMS146


  • Published on 4/28/2016

    Gallan AJ, Offner GD, Symes K. Vertical integration of biochemistry and clinical medicine using a near-peer learning model. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2016 Nov 12; 44(6):507-516. PMID: 27123831.

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  • Published on 12/12/2012

    Oppenheim FG, Helmerhorst EJ, Lendenmann U, Offner GD. Anti-candidal activity of genetically engineered histatin variants with multiple functional domains. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e51479. PMID: 23251551.

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  • Published on 5/3/2011

    Soares RV, Offner GD, Assis MA, Silva KC, Zenóbio EG. An unusual glycoform of human salivary mucin MG2. Clin Oral Investig. 2012 Jun; 16(3):761-6. PMID: 21538073.

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  • Published on 12/6/2010

    Komatsu T, Salih E, Helmerhorst EJ, Offner GD, Oppenheim FG. Influence of histatin 5 on Candida albicans mitochondrial protein expression assessed by quantitative mass spectrometry. J Proteome Res. 2011 Feb 4; 10(2):646-55. PMID: 21080726.

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  • Published on 2/23/2010

    Nunes D, Fleming C, Offner G, Craven D, Fix O, Heeren T, Koziel MJ, Graham C, Tumilty S, Skolnik P, Stuver S, Horsburgh CR, Cotton D. Noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis are highly predictive of liver-related death in a cohort of HCV-infected individuals with and without HIV infection. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jun; 105(6):1346-53. PMID: 20179698.

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  • Published on 12/15/2005

    Nunes D, Fleming C, Offner G, O'Brien M, Tumilty S, Fix O, Heeren T, Koziel M, Graham C, Craven DE, Stuver S, Horsburgh CR. HIV infection does not affect the performance of noninvasive markers of fibrosis for the diagnosis of hepatitis C virus-related liver disease. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Dec 15; 40(5):538-44. PMID: 16284529.

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  • Published on 11/15/2005

    Chen ZY, Wang X, Zhou Y, Offner G, Tseng CC. Destabilization of Krüppel-like factor 4 protein in response to serum stimulation involves the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Cancer Res. 2005 Nov 15; 65(22):10394-400. PMID: 16288030.

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  • Published on 9/16/2005

    Bruno LS, Li X, Wang L, Soares RV, Siqueira CC, Oppenheim FG, Troxler RF, Offner GD. Two-hybrid analysis of human salivary mucin MUC7 interactions. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005 Oct 30; 1746(1):65-72. PMID: 16203048.

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  • Published on 9/13/2005

    Li X, Wang L, Nunes DP, Troxler RF, Offner GD. Suppression of MUC1 synthesis downregulates expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Cancer Biol Ther. 2005 Sep; 4(9):968-73. PMID: 16082192.

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  • Published on 5/1/2004

    Soares RV, Lin T, Siqueira CC, Bruno LS, Li X, Oppenheim FG, Offner G, Troxler RF. Salivary micelles: identification of complexes containing MG2, sIgA, lactoferrin, amylase, glycosylated proline-rich protein and lysozyme. Arch Oral Biol. 2004 May; 49(5):337-43. PMID: 15041480.

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