David G. Beer, Ph.D. (Radiation Oncology)

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

David G. Beer Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in biochemical pharmacology at University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984. Dr. Beer completed post-doctoral training in molecular oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1987.  In 1987 Dr. Beer became an Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS. In 1991 he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, as Assistant Professor in both Surgery and Radiation Oncology. He is the Director of the Thoracic Oncology Research Laboratory. In 2001 he was promoted to Professor in both Departments. In 2007 he was named the John A. and Carla S. Klein Professor in Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Beer is Co-Director of the Cancer Genetics Program for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and serves on numerous committees within the University and the Cancer Center and externally on study sections. 

Dr. Beer has published over 200 peer-reviewed original research articles and has focused on two main research areas currently funded by NIH: the molecular genetics of human lung cancer and the molecular characterization of genes critical to human esophageal adenocarcinoma development.