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Molecular Genetics Of Cancer

Program Overview

Arthur Buchberg, Ph.D., Program Director

Recent advances in genomics and molecular genetics have expanded our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of human cancer and has widened the frontiers of experimental oncology.  The Training Program in Molecular Genetics of Cancer at the Kimmel Cancer Center was established to remain at the forefront in the understanding of our genome.  The goal of this program is to provide young researchers with the training and experience necessary for them to launch careers as independent scientific investigators trained in cancer genetics and cancer-related research.  Research areas in this diverse and energetic program include functional genomics, genetics of cancer susceptibility, the molecular genetics of the normal human genome, genetics of the immune system, molecular genetics of animal models of human disease, molecular genetics of hematopoietic neoplasias and solid tumors, genetic analysis of G1-phase, molecular mechanisms of altered growth regulation by oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, transcriptional regulation and the control of gene expression.

Members of the Training Program in Molecular Genetics of Cancer:

Emad Alnemri, PhD W. Edward Mercer, PhD
Renato Baserga, MD Jeffrey Benovic, PhD
Arthur Buchberg, PhD Steven McKenzie, MD, PhD
Linda Siracusa, PhD Charles Scott, PhD
Bruno Calabretta, MD, PhD Renato Iozzo, MD
David Strayer, Md, PhD James Jaynes, PhD
Jouni Uitto, MD, PhD Alexander Mazo, PhD
Scott Waldman, MD, PhD Michael Lisanti, MD, PhD
Richard Pestell, MD, PhD Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD
Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

This Program offers training at both the postdoctoral and predoctoral levels.  Postdoctoral trainees must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree.  Entry into the program is competitive and successful applicants will exhibit high levels of research experience.  Predoctoral trainees must be enrolled in one of the KCC PhD Programs, usually the Genetics PhD Program.  All trainee applicants, both postdoctoral and predoctoral, must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Postdoctoral applicants should send CV, letter of research interests, and contact information for three references to:

For program information contact:
Joanne Balitzky, Graduate Programs Coordinator, KCC
Telephone: 215-503-6687
Fax: 215-923-1098