Trudy G Oliver
Trudy G Oliver

Trudy Oliver

Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology


The Oliver Lab is focused on understanding the biology of under-studied subtypes of lung cancer, specifically squamous and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We investigate mechanisms of tumor initiation, progression, plasticity, and drug resistance to uncover vulnerabilities that can be therapeutically targeted. We capitalize on state-of-the-art mouse and patient-derived models to identify and test novel treatment strategies, with the goal of translating these findings to the clinic. 


Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine


B.S. 2001

2001 Oklahoma Baptist University

Ph.D. 2005

2005 Duke University

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CANCER BIOLOGY

2006 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral Fellow, CANCER BIOLOGY

2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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308 Research Drive
Durham, NC
Campus Box 3813
Durham, NC