Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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TPCB Faculty

Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


MD, 2006, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

PhD, 2004, New York University

SM, 1998, The University of Chicago

AB, 1998, The University of Chicago

Research Topics

  • Bioactive Small Molecules
    • Rational drug design
  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
  • Chemical Cell Biology
    • Proteomics
  • Biotechnology
    • Protein engineering
  • Computational Chemistry

Therapeutic Areas

  • Cancer

photoThe Kentsis lab’s studies in pediatric oncology and cancer biology are focused on cellular plasticity, a phenomenon that relates both to the fundamental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis and to the development of improved rational therapies. We are interested in understanding the principles by which the genomes and proteomes of tumors are disorganized, and in determining the molecular mechanisms of response and adaptation of tumor cells to targeted therapies. 

Read more about Prof. Kentsis’s research on the Sloan Kettering website

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