Professional Activities:


Assistant Professor, Departments of Urology and Cancer Genetics                                   12/2012- Present
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology, University at Buffalo                                             12/2012- Present
State University of New York


  • General Research Loan Repayment Awardee -July 2010
    National Institutes of Health. (declined)
  • Gerald P. Murphy Prostate Scholar-March 2010
    American Urological Association                  
  • Third Prize, Annual Audio-Visual Award -May 2009
    American Urological Association Annual Meeting
    “Prospective Comparison of Perioperative and Pathologic Outcomes between Robotic and Open Radical Cystectomy
  • First Prize, Basic Science Investigation-March 2009
    New York Section of the American Urological Association-Ferdinand C. Valentine Residents’ Essay Contest:“Expression of BCF Receptors, Toll-Like Receptors 2 and 4 in Human Bladder Cancer”
  • Best Poster, Technology and Instruments: Ureteroscopy/Laparoscopy-May 2008
    American Urological Association Annual Meeting:
    “Experience with Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy”
  • Best Poster, Kidney Cancer Basic Research-May 2008
    American Urological Association Annual Meeting:
    KAI is a Novel Marker for Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • First Prize, Basic Science Investigation-March 2008
    New York Section of the American Urological Association-Ferdinand C. Valentine Residents’ Essay Contest:
    The Immuno- Modulatory Drug, Imidazoquinoline, Inhibits Tumor Growth and Enhances Lymphocytic Infiltration of Renal Cell Carcinoma in a Syngeneic Mouse Model
  • Pre-Doctoral Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA)-July 1998
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health:
    Mutational Screening of Candidate Prostate Cancer Tumor Suppressor Genes on Chromosome 8p21
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduation Honors- Pomona College-May 1998
  • Distinction for Independent Research in Molecular Biology- Pomona College-May 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Pomona College Chapter- March 1998          
  • Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Award
    Baylor College of Medicine: “Effect of Androgen Ablation on Fibroblast Growth Factor Expression in Prostate Cancer Cell Line
  • Pomona College Scholar Award (four-time recipient)-1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Basic Research Experience

Full-Time Laboratory:

  • National Cancer Institute- 6/2010-6/2011
    “Identification of molecular therapeutic targets in renal cell cancers harboring a TFE3 fusion protein”
    Principal Investigators: W. Marston Linehan, M.D. and Ramaprasad Srinivasan, M.D., Urologic Oncology Branch
    Characterization of circulating tumor cells in urologic cancers”                                                      
    Principal Investigators:  Gennady Bratslavsky, M.D., Urologic Oncology Branch; Jane Trepel, Ph.D., Medical Oncology Branch                   
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University-7/2007-6/2008
    Effect of an immunomodulatory drug on tumor cell growth, cytokine production and lymphocytic infiltration/activation in a renal cell carcinoma mouse model”
    Principal Investigator: Douglas S. Scherr, M.D., Department of Urology
    “Role of steroid hormone receptor coregulators in bladder cancer”                        
    Principle Investigator: Lorraine J. Gudas, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology      
  • University of Chicago- 6/2000-9/2000, 7/2001-6/2002
    Mechanistic characterization of the KAI1 prostate cancer metastasis suppressor gene”                    
    Principal Investigator: Carrie Rinker-Schaeffer, Ph.D., Department of Surgery- Section of Urology.
    Support: Howard Hughes MedicalStudent Research Fellowship Award; Pritzker School of Medicine
    Summer Research Scholarship
  • National Cancer Institute- 7/1998-7/1999                                                                           
    Mutational screening of prostate cancer candidate tumor suppressor genes on chromosome 8p21”
    Principal Investigator: W. Marston Linehan, M.D., Urologic Oncology Branch
    Support: Cancer Research Training Award
  • Baylor College of Medicine-6/1996-8/1996                                     
    Effect of androgen ablation on fibroblast growth factor signaling in prostate cancer”  
    Principal Investigator: Norman M. Greenberg, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology

Additional Laboratory

  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University- 7/2006-6/2010
    Role of stem cell proteins in human urologic malignancies” 
    Principal Investigators: Eric Kauffman, M.D., Department of Urology and Nigel Mongan, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology
    Support: Clinical and Translational Science Center, Pilot Research Award
    Contribution of BCG cell receptor expression to BCG clinical responsiveness” 
    Principal Investigator: Douglas Scherr, M.D., Department of Urology
    Expression of the KAI1 metastasis suppressor gene in renal cell tumor histologic subtypes” 
    Principal Investigators: Douglas Scherr, M.D., Department of Urology, and Jiangling Tu, M.D., Department of Pathology
    Effect of laser-fiber sweeping rotational speed and angle on efficiency of photoselective vaporization of the prostate in an ex vivo bovine model” 
    Principal Investigator:  Benjamin Choi, M.D., Department of Urology
  • University of Chicago- 9/1999-3/2000                                                                     
    Generation of head and neck cancer cell lines overexpressing the apoptotic protein, BIK”
    Principal Investigator: Charles M. Rudin, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine
  • Pomona College-9/1997-5/1998
    Isolation of novel proteins interacting with the vesicle targeting protein, GDP-Dissociation Inhibitor
    Principal Investigator: Clarissa Cheney, Ph.D., Department of Biology

Journal Reviewer

  • European Urology
  • Journal of Urology
  • British Journal of Urology International


Eric C. Kauffman

Assistant Professor


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  • DEPARTMENTDepartments of Urology and Cancer
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute