Victor Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Victor Velculescu is internationally known for his discoveries in genomics and cancer research. He and his colleagues have pioneered a variety of genomic technologies and were the first to perform genome-wide sequence analyses in human cancer. These analyses identified a variety of genes not previously known to be involved in neoplasia, including PIK3CA as one of the most highly mutated genes in human tumors. These discoveries provide insights into the mechanistic features and pathways underlying human cancer and provide new opportunities for individualized diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Velculescu is Co-Director of Cancer Biology and Professor of Oncology and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University Kimmel Cancer Center. He completed his B.S. at Stanford University and his M.D., Ph.D. degrees at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Velculescu is a former member of the Board of Directors of AACR, is Co-Leader of the Stand Up to Cancer Colorectal Dream Team, has served as a member of scientific advisory boards of the Starr Cancer Consortium, Quintiles, Helicos Biosciences, Inostics, and SoftGenetics, and is a co-founder of Personal Genome Diagnostics.