Brian Cunniff, PhD

Professor Brian Cuniff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Vermont. Following his post-doctoral work at the University of Utah and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cunniff returned to the University of Vermont to start his independent research lab which focuses on understanding how mitochondria structure and function contribute to tumor initiation, growth, and metastasis. The Cunniff lab was instrumental in providing research and development for RS Oncology to bring new therapeutic options to the clinic for malignant mesothelioma.  The lab currently serves as a primary research site for RS Oncology related efforts.  Dr. Cunniff completed his PhD in the Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Sciences program at UVM in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas Heintz.  He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications related to his innovative research.