Richard Posner


Phone: 928-523-4209
Office: Building 88, Room 237

Research/teaching interests:


  • cancer systems biology
  • bioinformatics


  • cell biology

Academic highlights

  • Professor, Clinical Translational Research Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ 2006-present
  • Visiting Professor, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research 2007-2008
  • Fogarty Center Senior International Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1999-2000
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1990-1993
  • PhD, MS: Cornell University, Biophysical Chemistry, 1990
  • BA: SUNY Binghamton, Chemistry, 1980

Research focus 

Cancer pathways are complex dynamical systems that cannot be fully and deeply understood through intuition alone, and predictive mathematical models, which have been successfully used to understand and manipulate complex technological and physical systems, are simply unavailable to help us understand these systems. We aim to fill this void by translating our biochemical mechanistic knowledge of cancer pathways into the logic circuits that underpin cancer.

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