About Us

Meet the PI

Ralf Kittler
Ralf Kittler, Ph.D.

Ralf Kittler, Ph.D. 

Position Title

Associate Professor, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, Department of Pharmacology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Director, McDermott Center Next Generation Sequencing Core

Endowed Title

John L. Roach Scholar in Biomedical Research, Endowed Scholars Program

 

Education/Training

1998-2002 University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, B.S., M.S., Biochemistry

2000-2002 Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Research Assistant, Genetics

2002-2006 Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology & Genetics, Dresden, Germany, Ph.D., Cell Biology and Genetics

2006-2010 The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Postdoc, Cancer Biology and Genomics

Positions

2000-2002 Undergraduate Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany (Supervisor: Mark Stoneking, Ph.D.)

2002-2006 Graduate Student, International Max Planck Research School in Molecular Cell Biology and Bioengineering and Dresden University of Technology and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany (Supervisor: Frank Buchholz, Ph.D.)

2006-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (Supervisor: Kevin White, Ph.D.)

2010-2017 Assistant Professor, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, Department of Pharmacology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2017-Present Associate Professor, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, Department of Pharmacology, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2013-Present Director, McDermott Center Next Generation Sequencing Core, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Honors

1998-2002 Undergraduate Fellow, German National Academic Foundation

2007 Otto Hahn Medal, Max Planck Society 

2007-2010 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program Organization

2010 CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

2010 John L. Roach Scholar in Biomedical Research, Endowed Scholars Program