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Janet Rubin,MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, a Professor of Medicine, and a Joint Appointment Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, as well as the Department of Pediatrics. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and serves as the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine.

Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor
Joint Appointment Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Cell Biology

Area of Interest

The laboratory concentrates on mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) differentiation as it relates to bone biology. We are interested in how exercise and cell structure – cytoplasmic and nuclear – control MSC differentiation.

Awards and Honors

  • Academy of Educators, 2011-present
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-present
  • Robert I. Goodman Award, Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine, 1994
  • Research Associate VAMC, 1987-1990
  • Associate Investigator, VAMC, 1985-1986
  • Norwich-Eaton Young Investigator Award of ASBMR, 1985

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