Roger Lo Lab: About the PI

About Roger S. Lo

Dr. Roger S. Lo earned his bachelor of science in biology with honors from Stanford University. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Tri-institutional Cornell/Sloan-Kettering/Rockefeller MD-PhD Program.

For his graduate work, he trained under Joan Massagué of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center studying TGF-beta signaling. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA and trained under Owen Witte of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow studying cancer progression.

In 2008, Dr. Lo joined the faculty of the Division of Dermatology/Department of Medicine at UCLA and became a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, where his laboratory is located. He also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology.

Dr. Lo's research support has come from:

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • National Cancer Institute
  • STOP Cancer Foundation
  • JCCC Foundation
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • American Skin Association
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • National Institutes of Health
  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Ian Copeland Melanoma Fund
  • Margaret E. Early Medical Trust
  • V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Melanoma Research Foundation
  • Melanoma Research Alliance
  • Caltech-UCLA Joint Center for Translational Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C)
  • Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
  • Chris Seaver Charitable Trust
  • Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust
  • Seaver Institute
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatology Society
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • SWOG/Hope Foundation
  • Cancer Research Institute

Dr. Lo served as a Scientific Editor for Cancer Discovery and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Melanoma Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) clinical trial research network.