JoEllen Welsh

JoEllen Welsh, PhD

Preeminent researcher on the role of Vitamin D in breast cancer.

The World Within Reach
JoEllen Welsh, PhD
Empire Innovation Professor

School of Public Health
Biomedical Sciences
Department: Environmental Health Sciences

Cancer Research Center



Ph.D., Cornell University
Postdoctoral, University of Ottawa, Biochemistry-Nutrition

Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Welsh Lab

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:

BMS 665 Cancer Biology Journal Club (10-15 students, Fall, 1 credit) – Coordinator. This seminar style class focuses on the molecular and cellular biology of cancer through review of current literature. This is a graduate level course, and basic knowledge of cancer biology (etiology, pathology,terminology, research models, techniques, etc) is assumed. The basic class format is the presentation and discussion of original research papers. Students are responsible for at least one assigned presentation during the semester and are expected to read all assigned papers prior to class each week. Class participation is mandatory.

BMS 622/EHS630 Cancer Biology (15-20 students, Spring, 3 credits) – Coordinator. This lecture course presents an overview of the cancer development process at the cellular and molecular level, including regulatory networks involved in growth control and tissue organization and an introduction to animal, cell and molecular techniques for studying progression, treatment and prevention of cancer.


JoEllen Welsh Publications