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Prof. Dr.

Boris Bastian

Year of election: 2011
Section: Internal Medicine and Dermatology
City: San Francisco, CA
Country: USA
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Boris Bastian has made several contributions in the molecular biology of melanocytic neoplasia. The studies were primarily carried out at the University of California, San Francisco, where he works since 1997. Von 2010 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and in September 2011 returned to UCSF. His scientific studies have resulted in an improved understanding of the molecular genetic alterations of melanoma and demonstrated that the disease is comprised of multiple genetically and clinically distinct subtypes. Several of the genetic alterations discovered by him and his collaborators have entered clinical practice to assist diagnosis and therapy stratification.


  • seit 2011 Professor für Dermatologie und Pathologie, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA
  • 2010-2011 Vorstand der Pathologischen Abteilung und Mitglied des „Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program”, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
  • 2008 Leiter Cutaneous Oncology Program, UCSF
  • 2008 Professor am Institut für Dermatologie und klinischer Professor am Institut für Pathologie, UCSF
  • 2004-2008 Außerordentlicher Professor am Institut für Dermatologie und außerordentlicher klinischer Professor am Institut für Pathologie, UCSF
  • 1999-2004 Assistenzprofessor und klinischer Assistenzprofessor, Institut für Dermatologie und Pathologie, UCSF
  • 1997-1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Genetics Group, Cancer Center der UCSF
  • 1995-1997 Direktor der dermatologischen Abteilung, Institut für Dermatologie, Universität Würzburg
  • 1994-1997 Oberarzt an der dermatologischen Abteilung, Universität Würzburg
  • 1995 Facharzt für Allergologie und Immunologie
  • 1993 Facharzt für Dermatologie
  • 1989-1994 Assistenzarzt, Dermatologische Abteilung, Universität Würzburg
  • 1988-1989 Stipendium, Abteilung für Hämatologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1988 Dr. med., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


  • 2011-2013 Präsident der Society of Melanoma Research (SMR), USA

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2017 Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award, American Academy of Dermatology; NCI Outstanding Investigator Award
  • 2016 Research Achievement Award in Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research, American Skin Association
  • 2015 Stein Innovation Award, Research to Prevent Blindness
  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Melanoma Research
  • 2012 Helwig Award, American Society of Dermatopathology
  • seit 2011 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2008 Abby S. and Howard P. Milstein Innovation Award für Skin Cancer Research, American Skin Association
  • 2007 Melanoma Research Foundation Individual Investigator Award
  • 2006 Stewart Trust Award
  • 2005 Hermann Pinkus Lectureship und Award der American Society of Dermatopathology
  • 2001 American Skin Association Research Scientist Development Award
  • 2000 American Melanoma Foundation Research Award
  • 1997 Habilitandenstipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 1995 Stipendium Novartis Foundation for Therapeutic Research




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E-Mail archiv @leopoldina.org

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