Leonard Girnita

Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Oncology/Pathology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
Leonard Girnita is Associate Professor of Pathology in the Department of Oncology/Pathology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He is also a specialist in pathology at St Eriks Eye Hospital in Stockholm. His research career has been entirely in cancer research, including translational and basic research, support of clinical and pre-clinical studies on breast cancer, melanoma, uveal melanoma and soft-tissue sarcomas, as well as a drug discovery programme on insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor in cancer. His specific interests include receptor-mediated cell signaling in cancer, with focus on the crosstalk between different classes of receptors. Dr Girnita is the principal investigator of several ongoing studies targeting cell-signalling mechanisms in cancer treatment. He is an associate editor and/or reviewer for several journals in the fields of cancer research and endocrinology. He is an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), the Growth Hormone Research and IGF Societies, and the European Ophthalmic Pathology Society (EOPS).

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