Marshall Scott Horwitz M.D., Ph.D.

Marshall Scott Horwitz M.D., Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Horwitz is a UW Professor of Pathology and of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences. Dr. Horwitz is an internist and clinical medical…

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Research Interests

The major focus of his research centers on defining the genetic origins of cancers of the blood and using that as a paradigm for further understanding development. His laboratory employs genetic mapping and sequencing strategies to identify genes responsible for familial predisposition to leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow failure syndromes.

In related work, Dr. Horwitz’s laboratory has developed a new approach for mapping cell fate during development by inferring the order in which mutations accumulate in somatic tissues. Dr. Horwitz directs the University of Washington School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for concurrent M.D./Ph.D. students. He is the Cancer Genetics section editor of the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Genetics and former chair of the NIH Genetics of Health and Disease study section. Among his honors, Dr. Horwitz is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers as well as an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Education

  • InstitutionCredentialYear
  • Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1990
  • UW - Dept. of GeneticsFellowship
  • UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship
  • UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidency

Board Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialtyYear
  • American Board of Medical GeneticsClinical Genetics1996
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1993
Dr. Horwitz is a UW Professor of Pathology and of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences.

Dr. Horwitz is an internist and clinical medical geneticist whose research interests relate to genetic factors predisposing to hematopoietic malignancy and the clonal evolution of cancer.

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