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Alexander Miron, PhD

Alexander Miron, PhD

Director, Genomics Core Facility 216.368.2791 (o) 216.368.3432 (f)

Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Member, GI Cancer Genetics Program

Alexander Miron, PhD has been an associate professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University since 2014. Before he joined CWRU, he was an instructor, then assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute from 1999 to 2008, then 2008 to 2013 respectively. From 1998 to 1999, he was an assistant research professor at Duke University Medical Center in the Department of Surgery. From 1996 to 1998, he was a research associate at that Medical Center. Since 2001, he has been a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and a member of the American Association of Cancer Research. Beginning in 2012, he has been an associate editor of BMC Cancer.
Dr. Miron earned his BA in chemistry from Duke University in 1986 and his PhD in microbiology and immunology from the same university in 1993. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship on the role of E2F in cell cycle progression at Duke University Medical Center in 1996. In 1999, he finished his medical molecular genetics fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Miron's work has focused on understanding risk and improving diagnosis of breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer by applying novel molecular techniques he has developed in collaboration with clinical and epidemiologist colleagues. His focus over the years has been to perfect technology to analyze a limited number of genes in unlimited numbers of patients accurately and inexpensively.

genetics, genomes, microbiology, immunology, cell cycle progression, breast cancer, ovarian cancer