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MartinTenniswoodMartin  Tenniswood

Empire Innovation Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Expertise: Chemoprevention of prostate cancer; therapies for prostate and breast cancer; diet and prostate cancer

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Empire Innovation Professor Martin Tenniswood studies the hormonal control of cell growth and cell death, particularly as they relate to the development, progression, and treatment of prostate and breast cancer. He has been a member of numerous national and international committees and various advisory groups at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and has served on the Integration Panel of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. He is currently on the editorial board of The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Prior to joining the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics in January 2008, Tenniswood was previously the Coleman Foundation Endowed Chair in Life Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. He also previously served as senior scientist and director of the Molecular Core Facilities at the W. Alton Jones Cell Science Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.