The Alex Kentsis Lab

Our studies in cancer biology and pediatric oncology are focused on cellular plasticity, a phenomenon that relates both to the fundamental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis and to the development of improved rational therapies. Detailed information about our research is available at

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Pictured: Alex Kentsis

Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Cancer biologist and pediatric oncologist Alex Kentsis leads research in the functional proteomics and genomic plasticity of refractory childhood cancers.
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  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • PhD, New York University

Selected Achievements

  • Physician-Scientist Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2015)
  • Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology (2014)
  • Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2013)
  • Young Investigator Award, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (2012)
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  • Research Award, Society of Pediatric Research (2009)
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • MD and PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University
  • AB and SM, University of Chicago