Meenhard Herlyn

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Wistar Institute Professor of Dermatology
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
The Wistar Institute, Rm 472
3601 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-3950
Fax: 215 898-0980
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
D.V.M
Veterinary Medical School, Hannover, Germany, 1970.
D.Sc (Medical Microbiology)
University of Munich, Germany, 1976.
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Description of Research Expertise

The Herlyn laboratory at The Wistar Institute focuses on the biology that underlies melanoma. His efforts have pioneered the use of the three-dimensional “artificial skin” cultures to study the behavior of both tumor and normal cells that sustain tumor growth, a system known as the tumor microenvironment. The Herlyn Laboratory has transformed the scientific understanding of stem cells as they relate to cancer, and their work on the networks of signaling pathways in melanoma has formed the basis of numerous therapies now in clinical trials or very recently approved.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Herlyn's lab studies the normal and malignant tissue environment to develop rational approaches to cancer therapy.
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Last updated: 09/21/2018
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