Margaret Briehl, PhD

Associate Director, Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program


Dr. Briehl received her PhD in 1988 from the University of Arizona. She conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Arizona Cancer prior to being recruited to the Department of Pathology as an Assistant Professor. Her research focused on redox regulation of apoptosis with an emphasis on understanding therapy resistance in lymphoma. Dr. Briehl has been an active member of the Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program since the late 1990s, serving as Vice Chair from 2013 – 2018 and Chair from 2018 – 2020.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Briehl promotes advancements in cancer research through her deep commitment to training the next generation of scientists and physicians. In her position as the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Cancer Research Education & Training Coordination, she facilitates career development at all educational levels. Dr. Briehl is an MPI of the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention. The Partnership aims to reduce cancer health disparities through research, education, and outreach. Dr. Briehl led the Partnership’s Research Education Core from 2009 - 2020. She PI for a Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP@UAZ), preparing American Indian scholars for biomedical PhD programs.