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Dr. Marcelo Kazanietz

Marcelo Kazanietz, PhD.

Professor of Pharmacology


Dr. Marcelo G. Kazanietz received his Ph.D. from University of Buenos Aires and completed a postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI, Bethesda, MD). In 1995, he joined the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics (SPATT), University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and became an established leader in the field of cancer signaling and therapeutics.

Dr. Kazanietz trained more to 60 post-doctoral fellows and students, many of whom took leadership positions in academia and the pharmaceutical industry around the world. His laboratory has been mainly funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense and the American Cancer Society. He received more than 20 million dollars from federal funding sources throughout his career. Dr. Kazanietz served as editor of multiple scientific journals and was appointed as member of the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors (Basic Sciences). He published more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He also served as Chair of the Graduate Group of Pharmacology and directed several courses on pharmacology and cancer signaling at UPenn.