Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2012
Current membership category: Active
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 Le Conte Ave
52-121 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1750
United States of America
Phone: 310-825-5420
Facsimile: 310-206-9878

Biographical statement

Dr. Roger Lo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine/Dermatology and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the Director of the Melanoma Clinic in Dermatology. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1994 from Stanford University and his MD and PhD degrees from the Tri-institutional (Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Rockefeller) MD-PhD Program in 2002. He completed his residency in dermatology and postdoctoral work at UCLA and joined the faculty at UCLA in 2008. The Lo Lab is focused on basic and translational melanoma research. One area where his laboratory has made key contributions is the study of how BRAF mutant melanomas escape from BRAF inhibitors. His work has enabled mechanism-based clinical strategies to overcome BRAF inhibitor resistance and toxicities. In addition to discovering mechanisms of primary and acquired resistance to targeted therapies, his group uses integrated genomic technologies to uncover novel drug targets in melanoma. Dr. Lo has received multiple honors and awards, including a Career Award in Medical Science from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Translational Scholar Awards from the V Foundation and the Sidney Kimmel Foundation, awards from the Melanoma Resaerch Alliance, and the Bud and Sue Selig Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer.

Institutional affiliations

University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine (Primary)
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.