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Bryan J. Venters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

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746A Robinson Research Building
Nashville, TN 37232


A fundamental question in molecular biology is how human disease is programmed into the genome.  The overarching goal of my laboratory is to elucidate the transcription regulatory networks underlying oncogenic signaling pathways.  STAT transcription factors in the JAK-STAT pathway (Janus Kinase-Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription) are among the most frequently activated oncogenic proteins in cancer cells.  My current research is focused on discovering how the JAK-STAT pathway is involved in the disease process using genetic, molecular, and next-gen sequencing approaches.

2008 - PhD, Pennsylvania State University2000 - BS, Oklahoma State University