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Christopher Albanese


Associate Professor
Assistant Professor


Molecular Oncology
General profile


Christopher Albanese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology. He is also a member of the Division of Molecular Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Obesity and the Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology. In addition, he is a member of the Growth Regulation of Cancer Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center. Dr. Albanese's research focuses on the role of oncogenic signaling and the cyclin D1 gene in the induction and maintenance of breast, prostate, and colon cancer. At Lombardi, Dr. Albanese is continuing his research into the molecular and genetic causes of cancer, the programmatic development of mouse models of human diseases, and the development of high-energy imaging technologies. In addition, the role that enviornmental risk facotrs play in caner initiation and progression is being investigated, in vivo. Dr. Albanese also heads a multidisciplinary group of investigators whose initiative is to develop novel imaging-based clinical cancer therapies


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  • PhD (2000) Cardiff University, Wales, UK, Biology
  • MS (1983) State University of New York, Plattsburgh, Molecular Biology
  • BA (1980) Biology/Chemistry, State University of New York, Plattsburgh