University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Laura Fejerman, PhD

Laura Fejerman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Licentiate 03/1992-12/1997 Anthropology
University of Oxford, England M.Sc. 09/1998-08/1999 Human Biology
University of Oxford, England Ph.D. 09/1999-10/2005 Biological Anthropology
University of California San Francisco Postdoctoral 11/2006-1/2011 Genetic Epidemiology
University of California San Francisco Certificate 09/2011-05/2012 Clinical Research

Honors & Awards

  • 1997 Licentiate Honor Diploma, University of Buenos Aires
  • 1999 M.Sc. in Human Biology Distinction Award, University of Oxford
  • 2007 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2009 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2011 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2011 BIRCWH K12 Program Award, University of California San Francisco
  • 2011 K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute (NIH)
  • 2013 California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) IDEA Award
  • 2014 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF

Selected Publications


  1. Fejerman L, Carnese FR, Goicoechea AS, Avena SA, Dejean CB, Ward RH. African ancestry of
    the population of Buenos Aires. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2005 Sep; 128(1):164-70.
  2. Fejerman L, Ziv E. Population differences in breast cancer severity. Pharmacogenomics. 2008
    Mar; 9(3):323-33.
  3. Fejerman L, John EM, Huntsman S, Beckman K, Choudhry S, Perez-Stable E, Burchard EG, Ziv E.
    Genetic ancestry and risk of breast cancer among U.S. Latinas. Cancer Research. 2008 Dec 1;
    68(23):9723-8.
  4. Fejerman L, Haiman CA, Reich D, Tandon A, Deo RC, John EM, Ingles SA, Ambrosone CB,
    Bovbjerg DH, Jandorf LH, Davis W, Ciupak G, Whittemore AS, Press MF, Ursin G, Bernstein L,
    Huntsman S, Henderson BE, Ziv E, Freedman ML. An admixture scan in 1,484 African American
    women with breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):3110-7.
  5. Cheng CY, Kao WH, Patterson N, Tandon A, Haiman CA, Harris TB, Xing C, John EM, Ambrosone
    CB, Brancati FL, Coresh J, Press MF, Parekh RS, Klag MJ, Meoni LA, Hsueh WC, Fejerman L,
    Pawlikowska L, Freedman ML, Jandorf LH, Bandera EV, Ciupak GL, Nalls MA, Akylbekova EL,
    Orwoll ES, Leak TS, Miljkovic I, Li R, Ursin G, Bernstein L, Ardlie K, Taylor HA, Boerwinckle E,
    Zmuda JM, Henderson BE, Wilson JG, Reich D. Admixture mapping of 15,280 African Americans
    identifies obesity susceptibility loci on chromosomes 5 and X. PLoS Genet. 2009 May;
    5(5):e1000490.
  6. Fejerman L, Romieu I, John EM, Lazcano-Ponce E, Huntsman S, Beckman KB, Pérez-Stable EJ,
    González Burchard E, Ziv E, Torres-Mejía G. European ancestry is positively associated with breast
    cancer risk in Mexican women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr; 19(4):1074-82.
  7. . Via M, Gignoux CR, Roth LA, Fejerman L, Galanter J, Choudhry S, Toro-Labrador G, Viera-Vera J,
    Oleksyk TK, Beckman K, Ziv E, Risch N, Burchard EG, Martínez-Cruzado JC. History shaped the
    geographic distribution of genomic admixture on the island of Puerto Rico. PLoS One. 2011;
    6(1):e16513.
  8. Fejerman L, Chen GK, Eng C, Huntsman S, Hu D, Williams A, Pasaniuc B, John EM, Via M,
    Gignoux C, Ingles S, Monroe KR, Kolonel LN, Torres-Mejía G, Pérez-Stable EJ, González Burchard
    E, Henderson BE, Haiman CA, Ziv E. Admixture mapping identifies a locus on 6q25 associated with
    breast cancer risk in US Latinas. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Apr 15; 21(8):1907-17.