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Associate Director - Laboratory (Basic) Science Research

John Tentler, PhD



John J. Tentler, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Tentler received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He was then recruited to the University of Colorado for his post-doctoral fellowship where he studied pituitary gene regulation and the role of Ets transcription factors in the development and progression of breast cancer. He subsequently moved to the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine where he was promoted to Associate Professor. 

His current research is in oncology drug development, including efficacy studies of novel therapeutics, predictive biomarker discovery, and development of preclinical models to best translate findings in the lab to the clinic. 

Dr. Tentler has several roles in the School of Medicine, including co-Block Director for Digestive, Endocrine, and Metabolic Systems (DEMS), Course Director for MEDS 6626: Molecular Biology of Cancer elective, and recently, as Associate Director for laboratory-based research for the Mentored Scholarly Activity program. Dr. Tentler is also a member of the Senior Leadership team at the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he serves as the Associate Director for Education and Career Enhancement.

Work Phone 303-724-3887
Office Location Anschutz Medical Campus- RC1 South Tower, Room 8101B​
Personal Link website