Alejandro Godoy, PhD

HRI Scientist (Junior Faculty)
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Biography

Dr. Godoy earned his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile. He completed a research fellowship, and post-doctoral fellowship training in Cancer Biology at RPCI.

Dr. Godoy has received numerous awards and fellowships. Most recently, he received the Outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow Presentation award in 2010 from RPCI’s GU Program Research Retreat. Dr. Godoy also received the Post-Doctoral Prostate Cancer Training Award from the Department of Defense (2008-2010) for his work as Principal Investigator on the study, “Androgen Effects on Human Prostate Endothelial Cells.

Currently, Dr. Godoy is the Principal Investigator on the study, “Role of Fructose in Prostate Cancer.” For this study, he was recognized with the Idea Development Award (New Investigator) by the Department of Defense. The goal of this project is to understand the biological role of fructose and fructose transporters in the development and progression of prostate cancer.

Dr. Godoy presently has two patents pending, and is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, PLoS One, Molecular Medicine and Neoplasia. He has also been published in many peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to a book chapter in Recent Advances in Prostate Cancer: Basic Science Discoveries and Clinical Advances.

Dr. Godoy is an Associate Member of the American Associate for Cancer Research, In-Training Member of the Society for Basic Urologic Research, and Co-founder and Executive Committee Member (2008-2009) of the Association of Post-Doctoral Scholars at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.