Irwin Gelman, PhD

Director of Research Integration
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
Role of Src and FAK family tyrosine kinases in tumor biology
Identification and characterization of genes regulating metastasis in prostate and breast cancer systems
Activation of the androgen receptor by Src and Ack1 tyrosine kinases in castration-recurrent prostate cancer
Role of the SSeCKS/Gravin/AKAP12 metastasis suppressor gene in prostate cancer


Dr. Gelman received his B.S. in Biochemistry in 1980 from Wesleyan University, and then M.A. (1983), M.Phil. (1985) and Ph.D. (1987) degrees in Microbiology from Columbia University. He was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Associate in Viral Oncology under Hidesaburo Hanafusa at The Rockefeller University from 1987-1990, and then a faculty member at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Microbiology Department, Division of Infectious Diseases and Ruttenberg Cancer Center from 1990-2003. Recruited to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2003, he is now a Professor of Oncology and Director of Research Integration.


Education and Training: 
PhD (Microbiology) Columbia University, New York, NY