Paul W. Doetsch
Paul W. Doetsch is a Professor of Biochemistry, Radiation Oncology and Hematology & Oncology and is the Emory University School of Medicine Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research; Since 2005, he has served as Deputy Director for Basic Research at the Emory - Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Doetsch received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Maryland and the M.S. degree in medicinal chemistry from Purdue University. He obtained his doctoral training in nucleic acids biochemistry in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Suhadolnik at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Doetsch conducted postdoctoral work as at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. William Haseltine. Dr. Doetsch has been a faculty member engaged in basic cancer research at Emory since 1985. Dr. Doetsch has served in the past as a regular member of the Radiation Study Section at the NIH and the Carcinogenesis, Nutrition and Environment study section of the American Cancer Society. He is internationally recognized for his studies and publications in the areas of DNA damage repair, mutagenesis and genetic instability. Over a decade ago, he discovered transcriptional mutagenesis and has been a pioneer in this area and its leading authority. He is the coeditor of a recent (2006) textbook, DNA Damage Recognition and has trained dozens of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2007