Eugene Kandel, PhD

Assistant Member
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cell Stress Biology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
The mechanisms of cell stress response as targets for therapy and chemoprotection
New approaches to forward genetics of cancer
Genetic determinants of Akt-induced transformation
Non-coding RNAs


Dr. Eugene Kandel joined the staff of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) in 2007, as Assistant Member at the Department of Cell Stress Biology.

Dr. Kandel earned an MS degree with honors from the Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) in 1992 and his PhD from the University of Illinois (Chicago, IL) in 1998. Previously, Dr. Kandel has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as a Project Scientist and a Staff Scientist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kandel also is an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the director of Graduate Studies for the Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology PhD Track (CSBO).

Dr. Kandel's research interest is in the study of signaling pathways in normal and diseased cells. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 journal publications and book chapters. Dr. Kandel has received “Golden Standard” distinction from the US Department of Defense, “Era of Hope” breast cancer research program (1996), “Innovator” Award from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2004), and Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute (2005).


Education and Training: 
PhD - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL