Paul Lampe, PhD

faculty member

Paul Lampe, PhD

Head, Translational Research Program
Fred Hutch

Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.2537
Mail Stop: M5-C800

Dr. Paul Lampe is head of the Translational Research Program at Fred Hutch. The overarching goal of this program is to discover and translate molecular and epidemiologic findings to advance our understanding of the biological basis for various exposure-biomarker-disease relationships. Accomplishing this goal will improve precision prevention and interception, risk assessment, early detection, treatment decision making, prognostication and survivorship. Dr. Lampe’s research focuses on the discovery of molecules called biomarkers that can be used for the early detection of colon, breast, lung and pancreatic cancers. He also studies the cell biology of cancer and its development, particularly communication gateways between cells called gap junctions. When functioning properly, gap junctions relay molecular messages that help control key biological activities. Examples include coordinating the rhythmic contraction of the heart muscle and regulating normal cell growth. Dr. Lampe and colleagues discovered that when gap junctions are absent or damaged, serious health consequences, including cancer, can result.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor, Global Health
University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine


PhD, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, 1984

Current Projects

Discovery of Cancer Biomarkers via Proteomics

The Functional Consequences of Gap Junctional Regulation

Find a Clinical Trial Led by Dr. Lampe

For the Media

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