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Michael P. Lisanti

Professor of Translational Medicine, University of Salford

I have been an active research scientist for over 30 years.

I began my education at New York University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry. I obtained my MD-PhD degrees at Cornell University Medical College in Cell Biology and Genetics. From 1992-96, I was a Fellow at the Whitehead Institute at MIT. After several distinguished appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Kimmel Centre, I joined the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit in 2012 as Professor of Cancer Biology, at The University of Manchester, in the United Kingdom (UK).

Following my appointment to the Kimmel Cancer Centre in 2006, I was selected for the leadership of the Program in Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cancer. In 2009, I became the Chair of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. I also served as the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Pathology. In Manchester, I previously held the Muriel Edith Rickman Chair of Breast Oncology.


  • 2016–present
    Professor and Chair of Translational Medicine, University of Salford