1998 Recipient — Timothy Lane, PhD

Timothy Lane, PhD

Tumor Gene Overexpression: A Functional Assay to Identify New Tumor Suppressor Genes


Timothy F. Lane, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry. His main research interests are related to defining the role of stem cells in breast cancer progression and the role of Wnt signaling in regulating various adult stem cell compartments in bone and breast biology. His work on endothelial stem cell function in breast cancer is funded by one NIH R01 grant, and a Young investigator award from the American Cancer society.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1992), and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, in Genetics.

Dr. Lane is a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA where he is part of the Cancer Cell Biology Program Area and the Women’s Cancers Program Area. He is also an active member of the Orthopedics Research Center, and the Molecular Biology Institute. Dr. Lane is Co-PI of the Tumor Cell Biology Training grant and serves on the Graduate Student Committee of the Molecular Biology Institute. He is also Director of the UCLA/Laser Scanning Cytometer Shared Instrument Facility and serves on UCLA’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and the Council on Research.