Photo: Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2011
Current membership category: Senior
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
BRB II/III, Rm. 512
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States of America
Phone: (215) 746-5560

Biographical statement

Dr. Stanger is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory seeks to understand molecular and cellular pathogenesis of disorders of the digestive tract: liver disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Active areas of study include: 1) exploring the extent to which cellular plasticity plays a role in liver regeneration; 2) understanding how tumor cells mold their microenvironment; and 3) defining the molecular mechanisms of cancer cell invasion and metastasis.

Institutional affiliations

Dr. Stanger is serving as the ASCI's Institutional Representative.

Specialties

Cancer biology
Developmental Biology
Gastroenterology