Elizabeth R. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Russell G. Adderly Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Subspecialty: Cellular and Molecular Sarcomas
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Brief Biography:

Dr. Lawlor received an M.D. from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) in 1989. She completed a general medical/surgical internship at Greater Victoria Hospitals in Victoria, British Columbia followed by residency training in pediatrics at the University of Ottawa, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Ontario) from 1991-1994 where she served as Chief Resident from 1993-1994. She served as Clinical Fellow (1994-1996) and Research Fellow (1996-2001) in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of British Columbia, BC's Children's Hospital (Vancouver, British Columbia). Dr. Lawlor received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia in 2002. She completed post-doctoral training with Dr. G.I. Evan at the USCF Cancer Research Institute in San Francisco, California from 2001-2004.

Dr. Lawlor accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in 2004 and joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, with a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and a joint appointment in the Department of Pathology in February 2010.


Research Interests:

Investigation of cellular and molecular origins of pediatric sarcomas and the role of stem cell pathway deregulation in tumor initiation and maintenance.


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