The department is comprised of 12 major research laboratory units located in close proximity to each other on the campus of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Department is also closely associated with the Small Molecule Core and PDT Center. The investigators of the Department also represent the core faculty of the Biophysical Therapies Program, an important component of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) awarded to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. A number of adjunct faculty members provide important links to other departments, such as Cancer Genetics and Genomics and Immunology.

Andrei Gudkov, PhD, DSci

Chair, Department of Cell Stress Biology
The Garman Family Chair in Cell Stress Biology
Senior Vice President, Research Technology and Innovation

Photodynamic Therapy Center

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) was developed at Roswell Park, and the PDT Center is a worldwide leader in its use for treating many types of cancer. PDT, developed in the late 1970s by Thomas Dougherty, PhD, Chief Emeritus of the Center, is a targeted anticancer treatment — one that kills tumor cells without permanently damaging surrounding tissue.

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Small Molecule Screening Core

The Small Molecule Screening Core (SMSC) Facility provides investigators with the possibility of screening chemical libraries in a variety of readout systems for new prospective diagnostic and therapeutic compounds and research tools.

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Mary Morgan
Executive Assistant to Dr. Gudkov
Tel: 716-845-3326
Fax: 716-845-3944

Bruce Specht
Senior Department Administrator
Tel: 716-845-1065
Fax: 716-845-3944