Working to facilitate rapid translation of scientific discoveries into therapeutics

Paul J. Higgins


Paul J. Higgins, PhD

Dr. Higgins is Professor and Director of the Center for Cell Biology & Cancer Research at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Dr. Higgins was the founding Vice President of the Albany Research Institute (ARI) and currently serves on the ARI Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense Review Panels, is a member of a number of federal and international study sections and received several prestigious awards including the Moyer Award and, most recently, the 2008 Excellence Award in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Higgins is a member of several editorial boards, edited books on cancer biology, and published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Paul J. Higgins received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from New York University in 1976. He joined the faculty of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Cornell University School of Medicine in 1977, where he was a member in the Cell Biology/Genetics and Molecular Biology/Virology Programs. Dr. Higgins’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in tissue repair and remodeling, particularly in the context of human fibrotic and neoplastic diseases.

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