Kent Nastiuk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Member, Cell and Molecular Biology (Graduate Program)
Member, Genitourinary Cancers CCSG Program
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Department of Urology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
(#1) Molecular mechanisms regulating sarcopenia (muscle loss) in response to androgen deprivation therapy for advance prostate cancer
(#2) Biomarkers of cancer and therapy-induced frailty
(#3) Developing new targeted molecular imaging agents for prostate cancer
(#4) ADT-induced apoptosis and resistance mechanisms
(#5) *Currently accepting MSc, PhD, and post-doctoral trainees


Dr. Nastiuk is a translational prostate cancer researcher. He studied neurobiology (Oberlin College, B.S. with high honors) and molecular neuroendocrinology (The Rockefeller University, Ph.D.). He completed fellowship training in protein biochemistry (Rockefeller) and prostate cancer genetics (Columbia P&S) prior to joining the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty in 2015.


Education and Training: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY