Justin Hwang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Justin Hwang

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Heidi Goski

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PhD, Tufts University, Middlesex County, MA


Justin Hwang received his undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in chemical engineering. He obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry in studying critical regulators of cell differentiation, survival and tumorigenesis. In 2020, he has completed his post-doctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. During this time, he developed genome-scale functional and analytical approaches to identify gene targets in lethal cancers, including metastatic prostate cancers and breast. At the University of Minnesota, his laboratory will examine novel regulatory genes that drive malignant behavior of cancers utilizing high throughput functional and clinical informatic approaches. 


  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lethal Cancers
  • Precision Therapies
  • Cell Signaling
  • Functional Genomics
  • Cancer Genomics 

Awards & Recognition

  • American Cancer Society/AstraZeneca Fellowship (2016)
  • T32 Fellowship (2015, 2016)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Cancer
  • Functional Genomics
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Precision Therapeutics
  • Cell Signaling
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Academic Interests and Focus

Cancer Progression; Precision Therapeutics; Cancer Genomics; Cell Signaling


Clinical Interests

Prostate Cancer; Cancer Progression, Precision Therapeutics