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Roger J. Davis, PhD

Research Focus - Stress Signaling and Cancer

  • Stress signaling as a contributor to tumor development and a therapeutic target
  • The actions of stress signaling in both tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment
  • The capacity of stress signaling to drive tumor-associated inflammation
  • The role of obesity-associated stress signaling in the promotion of tumor development

Representative Publication

Girnius N, Edwards YJK, Garlick DS, Davis RJ.  The cJUN NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway promotes genome stability and prevents tumor initiation. eLife. 2018;7:e36389.

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  • UMass Medical School receives $2.8 million grant for advanced cryo-EM microscope
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    UMass Medical School receives $2.8 million grant for advanced cryo-EM microscope

    Roger Davis, PhD, FRS, and the Cryo-EM Core facility at UMass Medical School have received $2.8 million from The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to purchase an advanced Glacios cryo-electron microscope from Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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  • Roger Davis elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
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    Roger Davis elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

    Roger J. Davis, PhD, FRS, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in recognition of his research on stress signaling pathways that are connected to a range of diseases, such as arthritis, cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

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  • Roger Davis to chair Program in Molecular Medicine
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    Roger Davis to chair Program in Molecular Medicine

    Roger J. Davis, PhD, FRS, has accepted the position of chair of the Program in Molecular Medicine, succeeding Michael P. Czech, PhD, the founding chair.

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