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kornbluth.png Sally Kornbluth, Ph.D. was first appointed Vice Dean for Basic Science at Duke University School of Medicine in 2006. In this role, Dr. Kornbluth serves as a liaison between the Dean’s office and the Basic Science Department Chairs and faculty. Her duties include oversight of the biomedical graduate programs in the School of Medicine, implementation of programs to support the research mission of the basic science faculty, and oversight of new and existing core laboratories. She also has broad oversight of the Institutional BioSafety Committee (IBC), and research Integrity activities.

Dr. Kornbluth received a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College in 1982 and a B.S. in Genetics from Cambridge University, England in 1984 where she was a Herchel Smith Scholar at Emmanuel College. She received her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in 1989 in Molecular Oncology and went on to postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego. She joined the Duke faculty in 1994 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology.

Dr. Kornbluth’s research interests include the study of cell proliferation and programmed cell death, areas of central importance for understanding both carcinogenesis and degenerative disorders. She has published extensively in these areas, studying these problems in a variety of model organisms.