About our Editors

Raymond Birge, Editor in Chief
New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ, Newark, USA
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Dr Birge received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1983, where he later earned a PhD degree in 1989 in the field of molecular toxicology. From 1989 to 1994, Dr Birge was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology under the tutelage of Hidesaburo Hanafusa, studying the structure and function of retroviral oncogenes and cellular transformation. From 1994-2000, Dr Birge remained at The Rockefeller University as a faculty member and was acting head of the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology from 1998-2000 until his move to UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2000. Currently, he is a Professor of Biochemistry and Head of Laboratory at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and a member of the University Hospital Cancer Center. Dr Birge’s principal areas of research include the role of tyrosine kinases in breast cancer metastasis and defining the signals that promote immune suppression and tolerance in the tumor microenvironment.