OverviewWelcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. The department is strongly committed to advancing the frontiers of medical science through high quality basic and translational research programs and education of the next generation of physicians and scientists. Our faculty members teach and mentor M.D./Ph.D. students and Ph.D. students who are admitted to an interdepartmental graduate program in Biomedical Sciences offering specialization in several distinct tracks, including Cancer Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences and Medical Microbiology and Immunology. In addition, all of our faculty members participate in medical education by providing formal classroom instruction and laboratory research experiences. We take pride in providing a collegial and supportive environment in which our students can interact closely with faculty mentors.
The research laboratories in the department are well-equipped to apply state-of-the-art technologies in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics to a wide range of biological problems. Research teams led by the individual faculty include postdoctoral fellows, predoctoral students, and technical staff. Research interests currently represented in the department include: therapeutic modulation of tumor cell growth and cell death, intracellular signal transduction, the role of chromatin remodeling and epigenetic modifications in cancer progression, tumor microenvironment, lipid metabolism and adipocyte differentiation, and the control of cancer cell motility, invasion and metastasis.
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William A. Maltese, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman