1120 15th Street CB 2202 Augusta, GA 30912 Office Phone: (706) 721-5484 E-mail: MDUNCAN@georgiahealth.edu Clinical Oncology Program Clinical Oncology Program Clinical Oncology Program

Duncan, Michael, PhD

DuncanDuncan, Michael B., Ph.D.
Member, Clinical Oncology Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
GRU Cancer Center



1120 15th Street, CB 2608
Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: (706) 721-5484
E-mail: mduncan@gru.edu

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Research Interests

The goal of my research group is to study the function of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during liver injury and disease. We are interested in the molecular nature of ECM interactions with hepatocytes and how this interface impacts cellular phenotype. We also aim to determine mechanisms by which the ECM promotes growth factor and cytokine signaling and how these complex networks drive liver pathobiology including the acute injury response, fibrosis, and cancer progression.

■ Liver Pathobiology
■ Angiogenesis
■ Extracellular Matrix Remodeling and Inflammation
■ Fibrosis/Cancer Biomarkers



■ Fellow – National Institutes of Health/National Medical Association Fellow, 2011
■ Postdoctoral Fellow – United Negro College Fund – Merck Research Program, 2007
■ Scholar – David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2001-06



■ Postdoctoral Fellowship – Division of Matrix Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2006-2010
■ PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Division of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy (SOP)
■ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2006
■ BS in Chemistry – Hampton University, 1997-2001