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Tristan Sissung, Ph.D., M.S.

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Dr. Sissung received his B.S. In biochemistry and his M.S. in organic chemistry from the University of California at Riverside. He earned a Ph.D. in genetics from The George Washington University. Following his post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Sissung became a staff scientist in the Clinical Pharmacology Program, within the Clinical Center, at NCI. Dr. Sissung has focused his research on pharmacogenetics and molecular genetics. Dr. Sissung has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and holds 4 patents.


General clinical and molecular pharmacogenetics characterization using samples and data collected from individuals participating on clinical trials in the Medical Oncology Branch (NCI), and from preclinical models (e.g. mice, and cell lines) in order to characterize genetic findings in humans.

This page was last updated on 3/5/2013.