News Release: Winship Cancer Institute

Jun. 18,  2009

Lawrence Boise Joins Emory Winship Cancer Institute

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Lawrence Boise, PhD, has joined Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute as professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Boise comes to Emory from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he was a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and director of that department's graduate program.  

"Dr. Boise is a major figure in multiple myeloma research, and we are very pleased to welcome him to Emory," says Fadlo Khuri, MD, chairman of Emory's Hematology and Medical Oncology department. "His work is widely cited nationally and internationally, and we are excited about the contributions he will make to our research and our clinic at Emory Winship."   

With longstanding funding by the National Cancer Institute as well as the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Boise's research team studies how therapeutic agents such as arsenicals and proteasome inhibitors work to kill myeloma cells.  

"Our research focus is on the basic mechanisms of cell death, or apoptosis, in multiple myeloma in order to better define the activity and impact of therapeutic agents," says Boise. "I am excited to be coming to Emory Winship. As a recently designated NCI Cancer Center, there is tremendous opportunity here to work with a very strong team that is very focused on translating science into care for patients."   

Boise has extensive publications in major peer-reviewed journals such as Blood, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Oncogene and Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Biochemical Journal and is a member of the NCI study section Cancer Molecular Pathobiology (CAMP). He also serves as a manuscript reviewer for numerous journals, including Nature Cancer Reviews and the Journal of Cell Biology.  

Boise earned his PhD in pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia and served in postgraduate training at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Michigan and University of Chicago.  


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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