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Anette U. Duensing, MD

Anette U. Duensing, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
​University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Anette Duensing studied medicine in Germany and the U.K. She received her M.D. from the University of Hannover School of Medicine, Germany, where she also trained in Pathology. Following her doctoral thesis work on cancer cytogenetics, Dr. Duensing was awarded a research fellowship from the Dr. Mildred Scheel Stiftung für Krebsforschung of the Deutsche Krebshilfe, which she spent at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Since 2003, Dr. Duensing heads her own research laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), Hillman Cancer Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and member of the Cancer Therapeutics and Cancer Virology Programs at the UPCI.

Dr. Duensing is the recipient of an AACR Scholar-in-Training Award (AACR-AstraZeneca), a Young Investigator Award from The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, the UPCI Junior Scholar Award 2010 and was named Hillman Fellow for Innovative Cancer Research. She is Academic Editor for PLoS ONE and is an author of over 60 original articles, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Duensing's research focuses on the molecular biology of cancer and targeted therapies of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) as well as human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced carcinogenesis and genomic instability.