Michael Gould

Contact Information

(608) 263-6615, (608) 263-6026
7555 WI Institutes for Medical Research


BS, 1969, Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, 1973, Radiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, 1977, Radiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Research, Argonne National Laboratory


Kelly H. Clifton Professor of Oncology
Genetics Program Member, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Research Description

The focus of Dr. Michael Gould’s laboratory is in breast cancer research, including both basic and translational projects. Their major project is in breast cancer genetics. Initially, animal models are being used to look for genetic elements that prevent breast cancer. The human homologs of these elements are then tested as genetic candidates in large breast cancer case-control studies. Candidates showing significant association can serve as risk markers and may also provide a better understanding of the role of modifier genes in breast cancer risk and also provide targets for anti-cancer drug development.

National Committees

Member, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Interagency Breast Cancer & Environmental Research Coordinating Committee, 2012-present.

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