Deric Wheeler, PhD

Deric Wheeler, PhD

Co-leader, Project 4

Dr. Wheeler is a tenured faculty researcher in the Department of Human Oncology at UW–Madison, where he is a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. His laboratory focuses on resistance to molecularly targeting agents and methods for overcoming this resistance. Further, his laboratory focuses on the identification of novel targets in head and neck, lung and breast cancer. His expertise includes cell biology, molecular biology, mouse models of cancer, signal transduction, antibody-based therapies of cancer and translational cancer therapeutics. In particular, his research focuses on combinatorial antibody based therapies to overcome resistance to cancer therapeutics. In recently published work, Dr. Wheeler’s laboratory has identified the receptor tyrosine kinase AXL as a highly promising molecular target in head and neck cancer, the focus of Project 4.

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Therapeutic Resistance (2008)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Stem Cell Biology (2006)

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Cancer Biology (2004)

MS, University of Iowa Medical School, Pathology (1999)

BS, University of Idaho, Botany and Zoology (1996)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Human Oncology (2014)

Assistant Professor, Human Oncology (2008)

Selected Honors and Awards

2010-2014 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Scholar

2009-2014 American Cancer Society Research Scholar

2008 AACR Scholar in Training Award

2007 Molecular Targets of Cancer; Keystone Symposia, NCI Scholar

2007 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium Travel Scholar

2006-2009 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact Information

Deric Wheeler, PhD

1111 Highland Avenue, 3159 WIMR,
Madison, WI 53705-2275
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