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Conor  Lynch

Conor Lynch

Conor Lynch
Associate Professor


Phone: 813/745-8094



Ph.D., Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Research Fellow, 2001-2006, Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor, 2006 to 2010, Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,
Co-Director of Research, 2009 to 2010, Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


The American Cancer Society predicts that in the United States alone, approximately 230,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year and that despite medical advances, approximately 27,000 men succumb to disease ( Clearly, more basic science research is required in order to understand why the disease occurs and how it progresses and spreads to new sites in the body. When prostate cancer escapes the primary site and spreads (a process known as metastasis), it has been shown to commonly metastasize to bone, with the resultant painful lesions severely impacting the quality of life of the patient. My main research focus is on determining the molecular mechanisms that facilitate the spread of prostate cancer to the bone and once in the bone, identifying how metastatic prostate cancers manipulate the normal cells of the bone in order to establish and grow in this environment. Understanding these processes will lead to the design of novel therapeutics that can impact the disease and improve patient outcome.

Graduate Students

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