M. Sharon Stack

M. Sharon Stack

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Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute;
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Office: A200 Harper Hall
Phone: 574-631-4100
Email: sstack@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Tumor metastasis, ovarian cancer, oral cancer, cell and molecular biology

Stack came to the University in 2011 to lead the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a novel collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her overall research focus is in the area of molecular mechanisms of metastasis in ovarian and oral cancers. Stack has served as a full member of the NIH/NCI Tumor Progression and Metastasis study section and on review panels for many other funding agencies, and is currently a member of the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DOD OCRP) Integration Panel and Vision Setting Panel. She is on the editorial board of Cancer Research and is a retired member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Biochemical Journal editorial boards. She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews. Her laboratory has been continuously funded by the NIH/NCI since 1989. Stack was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.


Stacking the deck against ovarian cancer


Obesity contributes to ovarian cancer metastasis
Notre Dame and Moi University join research efforts to shed light on breast cancer
Notre Dame and Harper researchers developing novel method to test for HPV and oral cancers
Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows
Notre Dame researchers exploring important new insight into ovarian cancer
Cancer researcher Stack named science director for Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute


South Bend Tribune — Kelly Cares gives $140,000 to local cancer research effort
WNDU — Notre Dame-Kenyan Researchers join efforts: Aggressive Breast Cancer