Photo: Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2011
Current membership category: Active
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

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Primary)
Dr. Stanger is serving as the ASCI's Institutional Representative.


Cancer biology
Developmental Biology