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Kirsch, David MD PhD & Dodd, Rebecca PhD

David Kirsch, MD PhD
Duke University
Award Years: 2013 & 2014
Project title: Translating mouse model discoveries into metastatic biomarkers - Co-Leader

Dr. David Kirsch is Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and Leader of the Radiation Oncology & Imaging Program of the Duke Cancer Institute. His clinical interests include the multimodality care of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and developing new sarcoma therapies. His laboratory interests include utilizing genetically engineered mouse models to study sarcoma and radiation biology in order to develop new cancer therapies in the pre-clinical setting.


Rebecca Dodd, PhD
Duke University
Award Year: 2013 & 2014
Project title: Translating mouse model discoveries into metastatic biomarkers - Co-Leader

Dr. Rebecca Dodd is Senior Research Associate at Duke University Medical Center. She is an expert in translational oncology research utilizing in vivo cancer models, including genetically-engineered mouse models, xenograft models, and transplant models. Dr. Dodd designed several novel in vivo models to advance understanding of basic cancer biology and serve as advanced platforms for therapeutic screening. Specific areas of research include neurofibromatosis, preclinical platform applications, mechanisms of metastasis, and muscle/sarcoma biology.