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Heath Skinner

Heath Skinner

Program: Genome Stability

412-623-3275 skinnerh@upmc.edu UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Research Pavilion
Suite 2.6a, 5117 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh PA
Summary

Heath D. Skinner, MD, PhD, is an associate professor at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, specializing in the study and treatment of head and neck and lung cancer. Dr. Skinner maintains an active, translational research laboratory focused upon identifying novel, clinically targetable biomarkers of resistance to radiation. His group utilizes "big data" approaches to clinical specimens as well as in vivo screening techniques to generate novel targets for study. These targets are then further investigated in vitro, to elicit insights regarding mechanisms of radioresistance. Dr. Skinner's research is designed to generate insights that led to the rational design of clinical trials using agents that are currently under investigation to minimize the time from bench to bedside.

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