Jeffrey R. Marks
Jeffrey R. Marks

Jeffrey Marks

Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Distinguished Professor of Experimental Surgery

Overview

I have been engaged in basic and applied cancer research for over 28 years beginning with my post-doctoral fellowship under Arnold Levine at Princeton. Since being appointed to the faculty in the Department of Surgery at Duke, my primary interest has been towards understanding breast and ovarian cancer. I am a charter member of the NCI-Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) and have been an integral scientist in the breast and gynecologic collaborative group for 15 years including leading this group for a 5 year period. I am also a major contributor to the Cancer Genome Atlas and have worked in this context for the past 4 years. My research interests are in the molecular etiology of these diseases and understanding how key genetic events contribute to their onset and progression. My work has been very multi-disciplinary incorporating quantitative, population, genetic, and behavioral approaches.  I consider my specialty to be in the area of using human breast and ovarian cancer as the primary and only authentic model system to understand these diseases.  

Positions

Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Distinguished Professor of Experimental Surgery in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Professor in Surgery in the School of Medicine

2019 School of Medicine

Professor of Pathology in the School of Medicine

2019 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

1988 School of Medicine

Education

Ph.D. 1985

1985 University of California, San Diego

Clinical Trials

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

B216, LSRC
Durham, NC
27710
Box 3873 Med Ctr
Durham, NC
27710