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Chad V. Pecot

MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Molecular Therapeutics

Associate Professor
School of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Breast Cancer, Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Genetics, Clinical Research, Immunology, Molecular Therapeutics

Pecot Lab

Area of interest

I am an Associate Professor at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and I specialize in solid tumor malignancies. As a prior cancer patient, my passion is to uncover important findings in cancer biology and translate these to the clinic as rapidly as possible. Since August 2013 I have been an independent investigator at UNC-Chapel Hill. My research career thus far has quickly led to several high-impact discoveries as a result of innovative ideas and establishment of synergistic collaborative teams. I also have a passion for training the next generation of scientists at the doctorate and post-doctorate level. My research is characterized by a harmonization of therapeutic RNA interference, sophisticated modeling of cancer metastasis and the tumor microenvironment, and the integrative use of complex bioinformatic and systems biology approaches to uncover key nodes in cancer networks. Because metastatic spread accounts for the greatest proportion of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and worldwide, most of my current work uses lung and triple-negative breast cancers as disease models with the hopes that our discoveries will also fundamentally impact treatment paradigms in other aggressive malignancies.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 University of North Carolina UCRF Innovator Award
  • 2017 Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Award
  • 2016 Free to Breathe Metastasis Research Award
  • 2016 Stuart Scott V Foundation/Lung Cancer Initiative Award for Clinical Research
  • 2016 William Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung Cancer
  • 2016 Lung Cancer Research Foundation Award
  • 2016 ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Scientific Career Development Retreat
  • 2012 Division of Cancer Medicine Achievement in Basic Science Research
  • 2012 Invited Lecture: Institutional Grand Grounds (MDACC)
  • 2012 The Ben F. Love Fellowship in Innovative Cancer Therapies
  • 2011 National Institute of Health, Research Loan Repayment Awardee
  • 2011 Invited Lecture: Department of Cancer Medicine Grand Rounds (MDACC)
  • 2011 ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • 2010 The Jeffrey Lee Cousins Fellowship in Lung Cancer Research
  • 2010 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • 2010 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award
  • 2006 Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2005 Thomas Brown McClelland Rotary Scholarship
  • 2005 Creativity Award (American Cancer Society)
  • 2004 Thomas Brown McClelland Rotary Scholarship
  • 2002 Peter J. Tarjan Award for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering

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