The Timothy Chan Lab

The Timothy Chan Lab

The focus of my laboratory is to understand the genomic basis of tumor development and treatment response. We use both large-scale genomic analyses and functional dissection to determine what drives oncogenesis. From this information, we seek to develop improved diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for human cancers.

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Timothy A. Chan, MD, PhD


Research Focus

Physician-scientist Timothy Chan focuses on the characterization of genetic determinants underlying response and resistance to cancer therapeutics.


MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Selected Achievements

  • Era of Hope Scholar, Department of Defense (2012)
  • Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2012)
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2012)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Sontag Foundation (2010)
  • Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lectureship Award, Van Andel Institute (2010)

  • Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2009)
  • Scholar Award, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (2008)
  • Louis V. Gerstner Investigator Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2008)