Cancer Biology & Genetics Program leader announced

Joyce A. Schroeder, PhD
Joyce A. Schroeder, PhD

Joyce A. Schroeder, PhD, joins Setsuko Chambers, MD, as a co-leader of the Cancer Biology and Genetics program, replacing Kathleen Dixon, PhD, who retired from the leadership position. Dr. Schroeder is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is a Galileo Circle Fellow in the College of Science and a member of the BIO5 Institute. She has been a comprehensive member of the Arizona Cancer Center since 2002. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in microbiology and immunology.


Dr. Schroeder’s research focuses on understanding the interactions between the erbB family of transmembrane receptors and other proteins that may modulate their function in neoplasia. Her lab is currently focused on investigating novel erbB functions in cancer, regulation of cellular polarity in cancer progression and developing cancer therapeutics. Dr. Schroeder recently received a patent for a first-in-class breast cancer treatment, and she has two other patents pending.