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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Douglas Pittman, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor / Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
Graduate Program Director
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-7715
Resources: Pubmed Pittman


Doctor of Pharmacy
University of Iowa, 1996

Master of Science, Molecular Genetics
Marshall University, 1988

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1986

Postdoctoral fellowship
The Jackson Laboratory, 1996-1999
Mouse Genetics

Research Interests

Research in our laboratory focuses on the maintenance of chromosome stability by homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair mechanisms. Accumulation of chromosome rearrangements is often observed during cancer progression, and using the laboratory mouse as a model system, we are studying mutations in HR genes.

Research topics include the following:

  • DNA repair
  • chromosome instability
  • telomeres 
  • mouse genetics
  • homologous recombination
  • cancer research



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