Sawicki, Janet

Janet Sawicki, PhD

Resident Faculty
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Sawicki is a cancer biologist whose long-standing research objective has been to develop an effective therapy for metastatic cancer. She has more than 35 years of experience in cancer biology, 15 of which have focused on the preclinical development of treatments for cancers, including prostate, ovary, cervix and pancreas.

Dr. Sawicki trained in classical Drosophila genetics and developmental biology, and then with Dr. Charles Epstein at UCSF where she expanded her research interest to gene regulation/expression in early mammalian development. This experience gave her an appreciation for the similarities between embryonic development and cancer.

  • 2020-Present: Emeritus Professor, LIMR
  • 1990–Present: Professor, LIMR
  • 2000–Present: Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • 2003–Present: Adjunct Professor, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia
  • 2005–Present: Investigator, Department of Hematology/Oncology, Lankenau Medical Center
  • 2006–Present: Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • 2006–Present: Professor, Cancer Biology Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008–2012: Member, NIH Study Section, “Gene and Drug Delivery”
  • 2009–2012: Associate Editor, Cancer Research