The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center would like to congratulate Lucia Languino, Ph.D., Professor of Cancer Biology and member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, in her appointment as the new Director of the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program in Genetics, Genomics and Cancer Biology.
Dr. Languino has been a member of the Jefferson faculty since 2010, having previously served on the faculty of Yale University and the University of Massachusetts. With over two decades of research supported by continuous funding from NIH and other agencies, and a current focus on the biology of prostate cancer, Dr. Languino has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the role of integrin-mediated cell signaling in cancer progression.
Throughout her career, Dr. Languino has been actively engaged in graduate student and postdoctoral education and training in the classroom and laboratory as a teacher and mentor.