Jill A. Macoska, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urology
Jill A. Macoska, Ph.D. is an Associate
Professor in the Department of and is Director of the University of Michigan
Comprehensive Cancer Center cDNA and Affymetrix Microarray Core.
Dr. Macoska graduated Magna Cum Laude and
Phi Beta Kappa from Kent State University in Ohio with a degree in Physical
Anthropology, then completed a PhD program in Biochemistry at the City
University of New York (CUNY). She
subsequently pursued postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology at Harvard University and in the Genetics Program at the
Michigan Cancer Foundation. Her
independent research career began in the Department of Urology at Wayne State
University, where she was awarded the prestigious Ph.D. Scholar Award from the
American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD).
In 1994, Dr. Macoska joined the Urology faculty at the University of
Michigan. She has since been awarded both the New Investigator
Award by AFUD and the Young Investigator Award by the Society for Basic Urologic
Macoska’s laboratory research is focused on the elucidation of genetic
alterations contributing to the initiation and early promotion of tumorigenesis
in the prostate.
Much of this work centers on the identification of tumor suppressor genes
mapping to the 8p chromosomal region in human prostate tumors using allelotyping
and cDNA microarray techniques.
Recently, Dr. Macoska’s laboratory has taken an active interest in
elucidating stromal/epithelial interactions during early malignant
transformation in the prostate.
This research is currently supported by awards from the National Cancer
Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Diseases (NIDDK). Past
support has been awarded from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the
Department of Defense (DOD).
Dr. Macoska has served as past Editor of the
Basic Science Section of the journal Urology
and as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Basic Urologic
Research (SBUR). She
has participated in peer review panels for the NCI, NIDDK, DOD and ACS, and is
currently a permanent review panel member for the ACS.
Dr. Macoska has authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed
publications, has written several book chapters, and has presented papers at
numerous local, national and international scientific conferences.
Publications from the Macoska Laboratory
For more information, Dr. Macoska can be contacted at:
Department of Urology, 7306 CCGC
University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0946
Office Number: (734) 647-8121