James DeGregori has been appointed co-leader of the molecular oncology program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC).
A full member of the center since 1997, he replaces Jessica Tyler, who has moved to the University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center. DeGregori will lead UCCC's most basic program with Joaquin Espinosa, associate professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
DeGregori's research focuses on how leukemias and lymphomas are initiated and new treatments for these common blood cancers. He earned his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.