Nicholas Duesbery, MSc, PhD

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After receiving a B.Sc. in biology (1987) from Queen’s University in Canada, Dr. Duesbery earned a M.Sc. (1991) and a Ph.D. (1996) in zoology studying developmental biology at the University of Toronto under the mentorship of Dr. Yoshio Masui. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, MD under the guidance of Dr. George VandeWoude. In 1999, he joined the faculty at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, MI where he served as head of the Laboratory of Cancer & Developmental Cell Biology for 17 years. In that time, his lab investigated the role of MAPK signaling pathways in blood vessel formation in development and disease. In 2016, Dr. Duesbery moved to Spectrum Health Hospital where he currently serves as the Director of Research Operations and the West Michigan Regional Laboratory.