Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Sheldon L. Holder, MD, PhD, is a Physician Scientist in the Cancer Center at Brown University.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University and an Attending Physician in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute.

Dr. Holder obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Oakwood University and his MD/PhD degrees from Loma Linda University (PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with Dr. Michael Lilly).  He completed Internal Medicine Residency training at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship training at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

Dr. Holder maintains an active research laboratory where he studies novel targets for cancer therapy, with a particular focus on PIM1 Kinase as a therapeutic cancer target.  He also maintains an active oncology clinic where he treats patients with genito-urinary malignancies.

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