Ruth Halaban PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Dermatology

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchMelanoma Program | Cancer Genetics & GenomicsDermatology: SPORE in Skin CancerGene Regulation and Functional Genomics

Research Interests

Genes controlling differentiation, proliferation; malignant transformation of melanocytes; Growth factors and receptor kinases; Signal transduction; Epigenetic modification and gene expression; Markers for melanoma; Next-Generation sequencing; mutations


  • Ph.D., Princeton University , 1968

Selected Publication

  • Shi, H., G. Moriceau, X. Kong, R.C. Koya, R. Nazarian, G.M. Pupo, A. Bacchiocchi, K.B. Dahlman, B. Chmielowski, J.A. Sosman, R. Halaban, R.F. Kefford, G.V. Long, A. Ribas, and R.S. Lo. 2012. Preexisting MEK1 Exon 3 mutations in V600E/KBRAF melanomas do not confer resistance to BRAF inhibitors. Cancer Discov. 2:414-424.