Dr. Lyden was educated at Brown University (MD), University of Vermont (PhD), Duke University (Residency) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Fellowship). Presently, he is the Stavros S. Niarchos Chair and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medical Center and a Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and faculty member of the MD/PhD program at the Tri-Institute (Rockefeller University/Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). Recently, he was selected as an Investigator of the Champalimaud Foundation, first for its kind for research, prevention and treatment of metastatic disease in Lisbon, Portugal. He has made several fundamental discoveries which involve the role of bone marrow-derived stem and progenitor cells in tumor vasculogenesis and in metastasis. His honors and awards include Distinguished Alumnus Brown University (2003) and the Leonard Weill Memorial Lecturer Award (2007). His work was highlighted in “Nature Milestones: Cancer”. In 2007, he was awarded a Presidential Medical Distinction Bial Award by President Cavaco Silva of Portugal. He is Co-Senior Editor for “Cancer Metastasis: Biologic Basis and Therapeutics”, the first cancer metastasis textbook published by Cambridge University Press (April 2011).
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