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Brenda Diergaarde, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Member, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center - Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, and Lung Cancer Program

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Health Law

Contact

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 4C, Office # 467, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
R-znvy: qvretnneqro@hczp.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-178-0346


Personal Statement

Research Interests

  • Role of environmental, lifestyle, and (epi)genetic factors in the development, progression and treatment of cancer, including cancers of the lung, head & neck, colon and breast
  • Biomarkers for early detection of cancer, response to treatment, and risk stratification
  • Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Research Ethics

 


Education

  • Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands) – M.Sc. Biochemistry, 1993
  • Wageningen University (Wageningen, the Netherlands) – Ph.D. Molecular Epidemiology, 2004
  • Dutch Cancer Society Training Fellowship, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), 2003-2005
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle, WA), 2005-2007


Teaching

- Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology (EPIDEM 2600)

- Research Ethics and The Responsible Conduct of Research (PUBHLT 2030)

- Introduction to Gene Mapping (HUGEN 2029)

 

Brenda  Diergaarde
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