About Dr. Copland

John A. Copland III, Ph.D., is a professor of cancer biology at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Copland received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Columbus College and his Ph.D. in physiology and endocrinology from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed postdoctoral training in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Copland moved his research laboratory to Mayo Clinic in Florida in 2003.

About the lab

Research in Dr. Copland's Cancer Biology and Translational Oncogenomics Laboratory is primarily focused on renal cancer, thyroid cancer and breast cancer. The goal of this research is to understand molecular signaling pathways that are key to tumorigenesis and to develop effective molecular-targeted therapeutics.