Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania
"Metastatic spread of pancreatic cancer: When and how?"
Dr. Stanger earned a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MD and PhD at Harvard Medical School, where his thesis work concerned mechanisms of apoptosis. Dr. Stanger completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, performing postdoctoral work on development of the gastrointestinal tract at Harvard College and holding the position of Instructor at Harvard Medical School from 2003-2006. In 2006, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Stanger’s research revolves around the formation of gastrointestinal organs – specifically the pancreas and liver – and how developmental programs are utilized during regeneration and carcinogenesis of these tissues.
Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Celgene and Onyx, by the UCSF Pancreas Center and by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG)