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 UCLA Health 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.