Eric R. Fearon, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Dr. Fearon earned his undergraduate, MD, and PhD (Biology/Human Genetics) degrees at Johns Hopkins University in 1983, 1990, and 1990, respectively. From 1990-1992, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Hematology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 1992, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Biology at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fearon joined the University of Michigan in 1995 as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Pathology. At that time, he was also named the Associate Director for Basic Science and the Maisel Professor of Oncology in the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
During his tenure at Yale University and the University of Michigan, Dr. Fearon has served on NIH study sections, NIH and NCI review panels, and other advisory boards. He also serves as an editor or on the editorial boards of 9 scientific journals.
Molecular Genetic Studies of Cancer Pathogenesis
The research in Dr Fearon's laboratory seeks to address the means by which specific oncogene and tumor suppressor gene defects contribute to the pathogenesis of colon and other cancers. Present areas of emphasis include studies of the APC/beta-catenin/Tcf, Cdx2, and E-cadherin pathways, as well as gene and protein profiling of primary colorectal cancers.