Christopher Albanese


Tenure Line -- Professor


Molecular Oncology
General profile


Dr. Christopher Albanese is a Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Pathology. He is also a member of the Molecular Oncology program. Dr. Albanese is the founder and Director of the Preclinical Imaging Research Laboratory and is the cofounder and is the Director of the Urogenital Program in the Center for Cellular Reprogramming. Dr. Albanese's research focuses on the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressor proteins in the induction and maintenance of gentinourinary and other cancers, including malignancies of the GI track and brain. At Lombardi, Dr. Albanese is continuing programmatic development of novel preclincial models of human diseases, and the development of high-energy imaging technologies. 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