People

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David Cortez, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Co-Leader, Genome Maintenance Program, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

david.cortez@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-8547

Dr. Cortez graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with Highest Honors in Biology and Biochemistry.  He received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University. After post-doctoral training as a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow with Stephen Elledge at the Baylor College of Medicine he joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2002.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and Professor of Biochemistry and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research in 2009. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Cell Reports, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Journal of Biochemistry.  He became co-leader of the Genome Maintenance Program in the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center upon its inception in 2007.  He also is a member of the MGA NIH Study Section and a member of the Faculty of 1000.  He has received several awards recognizing his scientific achievements including the Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute, the Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award, and a Pew Scholar Award from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

 

Lab Photo 2014

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Lab Members

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Kareem Mohni, Post-doctoral fellow

 

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Lisa Poole, Student

 

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Kami Bhat, Student

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Nancy Zhao, Research Assistant

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Gloria Glick, Lab Manager

 

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Thomas Bass, Student

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Huzefa Dungrawala, Post-doctoral fellow

 

 

Sarah Wessel, Post-doctoral fellow

 

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Archana Krishnamoorthy, Student

 

 

Vaughn Thada, Student

 

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Taha Mohamed

 

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Aditya Sathe, Undergradaute student