Meet Our Scientific Advisory Board

Larry Boise, PhD

Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Lawrence “Larry” Boise, PhD is the R. Randall Rollins Chair of Oncology and Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. Boise also serves as the Associate Director of Education and Training in the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  He received his PhD from Medical College of Virginia and did his postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.  Dr. Boise took his first faculty position at the University of Miami in 1996 and rose to the rank of Professor before moving to Emory in 2009.  Dr. Boise was involved in early studies to identify genes that control cell survival and cell death and has been studying these processes to better understand how to improve our treatment of cancer, particularly the plasma cell malignancy multiple myeloma.   He has also focused on functional dependencies of myeloma cells and made early observations indicating that many of the most active therapeutics in myeloma function by targeting dependencies that are maintained from the normal cell of origin not acquired as part of malignant transformation. Dr. Boise serves as a Senior Editor at Molecular Cancer Research and is on the editorial board of Blood Cancer Discovery.  He is also the principal investigator of an NIGMS-funded training grant focused on supporting graduate students training in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology.