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John Ian Risinger received a BS degree in biology from Albright College, Reading PA a MS in biology from The University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, and completed a PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Following his PhD he was an intramural Scientist in the Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD. Dr. Risinger accepted a distinguished cancer scholar position from the State of Georgia and became a Director of the Program of Women’s Cancers at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute part of Memorial Health University Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Basic Medical Sciences at Mercer University, Savannah GA. He is currently tenured Professor and Director of Gynecologic Oncology Research in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Risinger participates in graduate student training as part of the biomolecular sciences (BMS) gateway in the Genetics and Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) programs.

Areas of Research

Gynecological Oncology