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Associate Director, Shared Resources


The Associate Director for Shared Resources is appointed by and reports to the director of the Lurie Cancer Center. In this role, Marcus Peter, PhD, oversees the shared facilities and resources that support the basic, clinical and translational research needs of Lurie Cancer Center investigators.  

Peter is the Tom D. Spies Professor of Cancer Metabolism, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Feinberg, and Leader of the Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program at the Lurie Cancer Center.

Dr. Peter’s laboratory studies various forms of cell death including apoptosis, which is a fundamental process to regulate homeostasis of all tissues and to eliminate unwanted cells specifically in the immune system. Another interest is the study of RNA interference and the development of novel RNAi-based therapeutics.

His research has been supported by numerous awards, including the NCI’s inaugural Outstanding Investigator Award, established to support accomplished leaders in cancer research who are providing significant contributions toward understanding cancer and developing applications that may lead to a breakthrough in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical cancer research.