Dr. Erik Knudsen

Erik Knudsen

PhD

Special Interests:

Cell cycle control in cancer as a therapeutic target RB-tumor suppressor pathway in the progression of cancer Breast cancer and Pancreatic cancer genetics Defining rationally targeted therapeutic interventions for clinical use

About Me

Biography:

Erik Knudsen, PhD, is the Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biology and also the Co-Leader of the Genetics and Genomics Program.  Hailing from Seattle, Dr. Knudsen is a scientist with over 20 years research experience with a focus on deciphering some of cancer’s complexities and developing new therapies that help patients live longer and have a better quality of life.  Dr. Knudsen is a standing member of the Cancer Etiology Study Section at the National Institutes of Health and has also authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, articles, and books chapters, and has been awarded numerous grants. Dr. Knudsen is a national and internationally recognized leader in cancer research and has spoken around the world about his research discoveries.  


Credentials

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Chair, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology

Background

Education and Training:

  • 1996 - PhD, Biology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 1990 - BS, Biochemistry and Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fellowship:

  • 1997-1998 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Cycle Deregulation, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 1996-1997 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Cycle Regulation by the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-2018 - Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Translational Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 2012-2016 - Professor Department of Pathology UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • 2011-2012 - Co-director, Translational Research Shared Resource, Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 - Maynard Excellence in Breast Cancer Research Chair, University of Arizona
  • 2013 - Charles Ashworth, Chair in Pathology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 2012 - Hilary Koprowski, Chair in Cancer Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2012 - Hearin Distinguished Lectureship
  • 2002 - Dr. J.P. Minton Research Medal, American Cancer Society-Ohio