Nicholas Denko, MD, PhD

Nicholas Denko


College of Medicine


Radiation Oncology

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Anoxia, Cancer, DNA Damage, Disease Models, Animal, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Neoplasm Metastasis, Neovascularization, Pathologic, Chromosome Aberrations, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Uterine Cervical Cancer

Dr. Denko’s research is in the study of physiology that is unique to the solid tumor. This includes gene expression changes due to oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) and nutrient stress, and the resultant changes in tumor metabolism and response to conventional therapies.

Education and Background


  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    Cincinnati, OH (USA)


  • Department of Radiation Oncology

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Stanford, CA (USA)


  • Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Stanford University

    Stanford, CA (USA)

  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship

    National Research Service Awards

  • Predoctoral Fellowship: Analysis of Ha-ras induced Genomic Instability

    Milheim Cancer Research Foundation

  • Predoctoral Graduate Research Training Fellowship FY91-0435

    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Office Location

524 Tzagournis Mes Res Facility

420 W 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210



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