Kent L. Nastiuk, Ph.D.

Kent L. Nastiuk, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Professional Bio

Dr. Nastiuk is a researcher primarily focused on growth control of prostate cancer and prostatic disease. He earned a BA with high honors from Oberlin College. His graduate training was at The Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Animal Behavior. Dr. Nastiuk then undertook fellowship training in the Nobel lab of Paul Greengard on the biochemistry of signaling and protein translation control, followed by further training with Dr. John Krolewski on signaling mechanisms controlling prostate cancer. Following appointment as a research scientist in the department of Pathology at UC Irvine, Dr. Nastiuk moved to the University of Rochester in 2012.

Patient Care Bio

Genetic sequence variation influences a variety of disease development and phenotype. Sequencing technologies, ranging from single gene, to high throughput (so called "Next Generation Sequecing") allows us to identify the genetic variation underlying cancers (onco-genomics) as well as genetics (from developmental defects to drug metabolism). Dr. Nastiuk is interested in the technology in developing and implementing genetic testing.

Current Appointments

Research Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Molecular Neuroendocrinology | The Rockfeller University1992
B.A. with High Honors in Psychobiology | Oberlin College1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Post-doctoral Research Scientist; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons; New York, NY. 1998
Post-doctoral Fellow; Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Rockefeller University; New York, NY. 1996