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Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Cell Signaling (co-leader)

Massey Cancer Center leadership roles

Program co-leader, Cancer Cell Signaling

Affiliated leadership roles

Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, VCU

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine

Endowed and distinguished chair or professorship

Mann T. and Sara D. Lowry Chair in Oncology


PhD, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1983)

Awards and honors

Virginia Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award, 2008, Science Museum of Virginia

Research description

My research focuses on the role of sphingolipid metabolites in anti-tumor immunity, the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate in metastasis, and chemotherapy induced neuropathic pain.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Apoptosis,Autophagy,Cell signaling,Immunotherapy,Lipid signaling,Metastasis,Obesity,Signal transduction,Tumor microenvironment

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

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Contact information


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