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Charles Saxe, PhD

Director, Cancer Cell Biology and Metastasis Program

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Charles (Karl) Saxe, PhD, joined the American Cancer Society Extramural Grants department in the fall of 2007. He is the director of the Cancer Cell Biology and Metastasis program.

Prior to joining the Society, he was an associate professor of cell biology and a member of the Signal Transduction unit of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He graduated in 1974 from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in Zoology and received his PhD in genetics from the University of Arizona in 1980. He did postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh and University of California at San Diego, and then took a position as a member of the staff at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. He joined the faculty of Emory University in 1990 where he pursued his interests in cell-to-cell signaling and regulated cell movement.

Dr. Saxe has been awarded research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation and has served on several cell biology peer review committees for the National Institutes of Health, has been an ad hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation and was a member of the American Cancer Society Peer Review Committee for Cell Structure and Metastasis . He has published more than 60 research articles and reviewed for several journals including Cell, Science, Development and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.