Charles (Karl) Saxe, PhD

Director, Cancer Cell Biology and Metastasis Program, American Cancer Society

Dr. Saxe joined the American Cancer Society’s Research/Extramural Grants Department in the fall of 2007.

Prior to joining the ACS, he was an associate professor of cell biology and a member of the Signal Transduction unit of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Arts in zoology and received his doctorate in genetics from the University of Arizona. He did postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh and University of California at San Diego and then took a position as a member of the staff at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.  He joined the faculty of Emory University in 1990, where he pursued his interests in cell-to-cell signaling and regulated cell movement.

Dr. Saxe has been awarded research grants from the NIH and the National Science Foundation and has served on several cell biology peer review committees for the NIH, has been an ad hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and was a member of the American Cancer Society’s Peer Review Committee for Cell Structure and Metastasis.  He has published more than 60 research articles and reviewed for several journals including Cell, Science, Development and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.