David F. Stern PhD

Professor of Pathology; Associate Director, Shared Resources, Yale Cancer Center; Co-Leader, Signal Transduction Research Program, Yale Cancer Center

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Cancer Center, Yale: Signal Transduction

Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Pathology: Stern Lab

Signal Transduction

Research Interests

Cancer Biology; Signal transduction by HER2/ErbB2 and other EGF family receptor tyrosine kinases; EGF family receptors in breast cancer and mammary development; DNA damage checkpoint signaling; Functional and genetic analysis of cancer; Melanoma


  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 06/1976
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego , 1983

Selected Publication

  • EGF Receptor activates MET through MAP kinases to enhance non-small cell lung carcinoma invasion and brain metastasis. Breindel JL, Haskins JW, Cowell EP, Zhao M, Nguyen DX, Stern DF. Cancer Res. 2013 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
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