Margot Ip, PhD

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics Program
Roswell Park Graduate Division, University at Buffalo


Dr. Margot Ip joined the staff of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) in 1976 and was promoted to Member of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in 1985. She also serves as a Professor in the Molecular Pharmacology & Cancer Therapeutics Program, Roswell Park Graduate Division, University at Buffalo (UB).

Dr. Ip earned her doctoral degree in Biochemistry in 1972 at the University of Wisconsin (UW), Madison, WI. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, UW (1973); the Department of Pharmacology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY (1975); and the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Roswell Park (1976).

Dr. Ip’s research interests include the role of growth factors in breast cancer development and progression, as well as chemopreventive strategies for breast cancer, with focus on conjugated linoleic acid.

Dr. Ip has served as a member of two National Institutes of Health grant review study sections, and serves as an ad hoc grant reviewer for, among others, the NIH and the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

Dr. Ip has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal publications, book chapters and abstracts, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals.