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Richard Fishel, PhD



Contact Information


1016 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210​
Phone: 614-292-2484
E-mail: rfishel@osu.edu


1042 Biomedical Research Tower
Phone: (614) 688-4430

Field of Research

The Biophysical Mechanisms, Genetics, Regulation, and Consequences of DNA Repair and Genome Rearrangement in Human Cells

Education and Training

1976  B.S.       Biology (Honors), University of California, Irvine, California

1980  Ph.D.     Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California
1980-1984       Postdoc, Biological Chemistry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1984-1986       Medicine, Molecular Medicine Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Academic Appointments

 1980 ‑ 1984     Daymon-Runyon / Walter Winchell & NIH / NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana‑Farber
                            Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts

1984 ‑ 1986     Assistant Professor, Molecular Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, Harvard
                            Medical School  and Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts  

1986 ‑ 1991      Head, Genetic Recombination and Repair Group, National Cancer Institute, Maryland
1991 - 1996       Associate Professor / Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of 
                               Vermont Medical School, Burlington, Vermont
1996 - 2004       Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Head of the Genetics and Molecular Biology 
                                Program, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 
2004 - present   Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics; Human
                               Genetics Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer
                               Center, Columbus, Ohio

2009 - present   Professor of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Awards and Honors

Herrera Memorial Award and Lecture, HNPCC/Collaborative Group of America - 2009
American Cancer Society Award for Basic Science Research – 2002
The P. Meera Khan Memorial Award and Lecture – Second Joint Leeds Polyposis Group / International Collaborative Group for HNPCC – 1999
Nigro Award Lecture, American Association of Colorectal Surgeons, 1997 and 2002
New Investigator Research Award, National Cancer Institute, 1984-1986
National Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1981-1983
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1980-1981
American Cancer Society Fellowship Award, 1980 (declined)
DHEW, PHS Predoctoral Traineeship, 1976-1980
Graduate with Honors in Biological Science, University of California, Irvine, 1976
NIH Summer Research Assistant, University of California, Irvine, 1975

Editorial and Advisory Boards

External Advisory Board, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 

   2014 - present
Member, Molecular Genetics B Study Section, 2011 – present
Program Review Committee, National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, 2007
Scientific Advisory Board, IntergraGen, 2001 - present
Editorial Board, DNA Repair, 2001 – present
Editorial Board, Cancer Biology and Therapy, 2000 – present
Editorial Board, Cancer Research, 2001 – 2006; 2009 – present
NCI Legislative Advisory Committee, 2000
Scientific Advisor – Cancer Genetics, Lexicon Genetics, 1999 - 2002
Member, Career Development Awards Subcommittee - Leukemia Society of America - 1999-2004
Editorial Board, Protein Expression and Purification, Academic Press, 1990 - 2003
Referee, Biological Sciences Section, NSF, 1986 - 1988
Referee, Biophysical Chemistry Study Section, NIH, 1991
Member, Radiation Study Section, DOE, 1991
Member, Physiological Chemistry Study Section (ad hoc), NIH, 1993
Member, Biochemistry Study Section; Molecular Genetics A (ad hoc), NIH, 1993; 2008
Member, Radiation Study Section, NIH, 1994-1999
Member, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Site Visit Team, NIH, 1994
Member, Mammalian Genetics Study Section (ad Hoc), NIH, 1994
Member, RFA Consultation Panel, Radiation Effects Branch, NCI, 1995
Member, Study Section Reviewer Reserve, NIH, 1996 – present