Dennis M. Peffley


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After completing his PhD in genetics at the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Peffley did postdoctoral training in molecular biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. His first faculty position was in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee. At this institution, Dr. Peffley obtained his first NIH grant that focused on cholesterol synthesis.

Dr. Peffley then moved to the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine in North Chicago, Illinois where he was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology. His research interests moved from cholesterol research to the dietary prevention of cancer. To support this research, Dr. Peffley received an NIH grant from the National Cancer Institute.

A promotion to full professor lead Dr. Peffley to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in the Department of Pharmacology. At this institution he continued his research in dietary prevention of cancer as well as teaching pharmacology, genetics and biochemistry. While in Kansas City, Dr. Peffley finished his Juris Doctor in law at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law. He has also served as founding faculty at two medical schools including Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

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Education/Academic qualification

Biology, BS, Juniata College

Genetics, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

JD, University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law


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