Vincent L. Cryns

Northwestern University, USA

Vincent L. Cryns received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in biochemistry from Harvard, his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Mass, USA, and he did postdoctoral training in cell death research with Dr. Junying Yuan at Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Professor of medicine and cell and molecular biology at Feinberg School of Medicine of the Northwestern University and the Director of the Physician-Scientist Training Program. He leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists who focus on molecular mechanisms of apoptosis. His group is especially interested in elucidating how abnormalities in cell death contribute to the pathogenesis of cancer and in translating these insights into improved predictive markers and therapies. He has served on numerous study sections at NIH, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programm and other agencies. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of the Molecular Endocrinology and the Journal of Signal Transduction. Dr. Cryns has been the recipient of several awards, including an Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the Avon Foundation, and he is an elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Biography Updated on 16 September 2009

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