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Roy Levine, PhD

Department of Molecular Medicine

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Medicine
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
C3-119 Veterinary Medical Center
Ithaca, NY 14853

Office: 607.253.3355
Lab: 607.253.3550


Research Interest

My goal as a teacher is to develop and implement innovative web-based computer laboratories, course sectional webpages, and educational games that reduce student stress and make learning fun.


  • Ph D, Genetics, Indiana University, 1981
  • MS, Microbiology, Ohio State University, 1977
  • BA, Biology, Brandeis University, 1972

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 1998-Present, Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 1991-1997, Assistant Professor of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 1991, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California
  • 1988-1991, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1986-1988, Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1984-1986, Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1981-1984, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University School of Medicine


  • De Maria, R., Miretti, S., Lussich, S., Olivero, M., Morello, E., Christensen, J., Biolatti, B., Levine, R., Buracco, P., Flavia Di Renzo, M. (2009) MET oncogene activation qualifies spontaneous canine osteosarcoma as a suitable pre-clinical model of human osteosarcoma. 218:399-408.
  • Huang, L., Cheng, H., Isom, R., Chen, C., Levine, R., Pauli, B. (2008) Protein kinase Cepsilon mediates polymeric fibronectin assembly on the surface of blood-borne rat breast cancer cells to promote pulmonary metastasis. 283:7616-27.
  • Levine, R., Forest, T., Smith, C. (2002) Tumor suppressor PTEN is mutated in canine osteosarcoma cell lines and tumors. 39:372-378.
  • Levine, R. (2002) Overexpression of the sis oncogene in a canine osteosarcoma cell line. 39:411-412.
  • Levine, R., Fleischli, M. (2000) Inactivation of p53 and retinoblastoma family pathways in canine osteosarcoma cell lines. 37:54-61.

Awards and Honors

  • 2012, CVM White Coat Ceremony presenter
  • 1982, NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, NRSA
  • 1978-1979, Research and Graduate Development Award, Indiana University

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