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Keith C. Ellis, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy


PhD, University of Virginia (2004)

Research description

The Ellis Lab focuses on early-stage lead discovery and drug development for multiple types of solid-tumor cancers. The lab uses medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, and pharmacology techniques to study and discover/develop drugs for multiple types of molecular targets including kinases, transcriptional coregulators, and phosphatases.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal, Pancreatic

Research keywords

Cancer therapy,Cell signaling,Chemical biology,Drug discovery,Epigenetics,Molecular medicine,Signal transduction,Targeted therapies,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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