Investigative Pathology Group
Molecular & Epigenetic Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
Mark J. Hoenerhoff, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.
The Investigative Pathology Group is the newest member of the Cellular & Molecular Pathology Branch (CMPB). The group will use murine models to determine the cause and eventual spread of cancer in humans.
Major areas of research:
- Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis
- Pathology of genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models of human cancer
- Rodent models of human breast cancer
Mark J. Hoenerhoff, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P., received his degree from Michigan State University in 1998, and spent three years in small animal private and emergency practice. In 2001, Hoenerhoff returned to Michigan State University as a resident in Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. Following completion of his residency, Hoenerhoff accomplished board certification in Anatomic Pathology by The American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2004, and pursued graduate training in comparative pathology and cancer biology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. In September 2008, Hoenerhoff joined CMPB as a group leader.