Professor of Pathology
Dr. Margaret Briehl received her BS in Microbiology and PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in 1981 and 1988, respectively. She conducted postdoctoral research at the The University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1994 she joined the Department of Pathology as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Briehl was promoted to the tenure-track in 1997. She achieved the rank of Associate Professor in 2003 and full Professor in 2009. Dr. Briehl's research laboratory has been funded by the DOD and the NIH to study mechanisms by which the redox environment of cancer cells control therapy-induced apoptosis.
Dr. Briehl's teaching contributions include co-directing the Pathology 515 Human Pathology Course for PhD students in the biomedical sciences, directing a student research seminar series in Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program and teaching in the Foundations, Aging and Cancer Blocks of the AzMed curriculum. She has been the dissertation advisor for five doctoral students and served on the dissertation committee of an additional 42 graduate students. Dr. Briehl has reviewed grants for the DOD and NIH, and manuscripts for numerous journals. She is currently the Vice President of Finance for the Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine.