Christopher Albanese, PhD

Christopher Albanese, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, is expert on the role of oncogenic signaling and the cyclin D1 gene in the induction and maintenance of breast, prostate, and colon cancer. He studies the molecular and genetic causes of cancer, the programmatic development of laboratory models of human diseases, and the development of high-energy imaging technologies. Albanese, who leads a multidisciplinary group of investigators whose goal is to develop novel imaging-based clinical cancer therapies, also investigates the role that environmental risk factors play in cancer’s initiation and progression.