Margaret M. Briehl, PhD

Associate Director, Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination, UACC
Chair, Cancer Biology GIDP
Professor, Pathology

Margaret M. Briehl, PhD

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Briehl serves as co-Director of the department’s Basic Mechanisms of Human Disease course. This graduate-level course has lecture and laboratory sessions and is aimed at students in Master’s and Doctoral programs. Dr. Briehl promotes advancements in biomedical research through a deep commitment to training the next generation of scientists. She is Principal Investigator for a post baccalaureate research education program (PREP@UAZ) that prepares students from underserved backgrounds for PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Briehl is a Principal Investigator on a U54 grant, the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention. The partnership focuses on addressing cancer health disparities faced by Native Americans in Arizona. As an Associate Director in the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Dr. Briehl facilitates cancer research training at all educational levels.

Research Interests: 
  • Evidence-based best practices for training a diverse biomedical workforce
  • Indigenous knowledge systems
Degrees: 
PhD: University of Arizona, 1988
Honors and Awards: 
Distinguished Service Award, Society for Redox Biology and Medicine, 2012
Fellow of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine, 2019
The Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Graduate Student Education, 2020