Jonine Figueroa

Jonine Figueroa

Chancellor’s Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, the University of Edinburgh

B.S., Genetics and Developmental Biology, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 2004; advisor: Michael Hayman
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Postdoctoral Fellow, HREB
P.I., Montserrat Garcia-Closas


Research Interests

I leverage my laboratory expertise and apply molecular techniques in epidemiologic studies to delineate the mechanisms involved in causation and progression of breast and bladder cancers. My recent bladder cancer research includes a genome-wide association study in which we are identifying novel genetic variants worthy of intensive pursuit in epidemiological, genetic mapping, clinical and laboratory investigations. I am also investigating etiologic heterogeneity of breast cancer and evaluating new markers in various types of breast tissues that may clarify risk factor associations. My aim is to help explain the biologic mechanisms that ultimately give rise to cancer and develop better tools for risk assessment or prevention strategies.