Andrew Skildum

Assistant Professor

Research Summary

Dr. Skildum's research interests are in understanding the basic molecular biology of cancer cells, with the goal of decreasing the often devastating impact cancer has on the lives of patients and their families. Dr. Skildum moved to the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus in the fall of 2004. He worked in the laboratory of Dr. Kendall Wallace, where he initiated a study of potential links between mitochondrial infidelity and antiestrogen resistance in human breast cancer. He was appointed Assistant Professor in 2011 and teaches in the areas of metabolism and microbiology.

Teaching Summary

Biochemistry, metabolism, and virology. Course director for gastrointestinal medicine

Mentoring & Advising: undergraduate researchers 

Service Summary

Member, National Research Mentoring Network. (2012 - Present)

Bridges to Baccalaureate. (2011 - Present)
McNair Scholars. (2011 - Present)
Pathways to Advanced Degrees in Life Science. (2011 - Present)


PhD, Michigan State University
Major: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

IRACDA Scholar, Other
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fellowship
University of Minnesota



Department of Biomedical Sciences
321 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812