Cellular Damage and Defense Program

The Cellular Damage and Defense Program is a collaborative group of more than 25 scientific members of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University. The members represent many Departments and Sections in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and on the Reynolda campus. 

The goal of the Cellular Damage and Defense Program is to determine how cellular defense and metabolic pathways contribute to tumor growth and to identify the means to exploit them for therapeutic intervention.

Our research is primarily funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Funding also comes from other Institutes within the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the American Cancer Society and the National Science Foundation.  

The last source of funding is from individual donations.

There are three research themes within the Cellular Damage and Metabolism Program: 

  • DNA Damage and Genomic Integrity
  • Redox Signaling
  • Cellular Metabolism

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Steve Kridel, PhD

Last Updated: 10-24-2014
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