Ben Van Houten, PhD


Mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases , structure function of DNA repair enzymes/proteins.

2.6e Hillman Cancer Center
5117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-623-7762
Fax: 412-623-7761


BS (Biology), Clarion State College, 1980
PhD (Biomedical Sciences - Genetics), Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences/University of Tennessee, 1984
Ben Van Houten, PhD

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Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings


Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

F-series Grants (F30/F31) (All Students, past 5 year mean):  12/34 (35%) 

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty-four consecutive years