Robert Clark Lantz, PhD

Cancer Imaging Program

Biography

Dr. Lantz is Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, and Professor, Division of Community, Environment and Policy at the University of Arizona. He is also Deputy Director of the Southwest Environmental Health Science Center. Dr. Lantz received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Juniata College (1970) and his doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics from West Virginia University (1975). After postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University and at Emory University, Dr. Lantz took a faculty position at West Virginia University. In 1987, he moved to the University of Arizona and has held the rank of Professor since 2001.

Cancer Focus

Over the past 35 years, Dr. Lantz has concentrated his research in the area of pulmonary toxicology. Research has focused on the effects of exposure to metals (arsenic and uranium) on lung structure and function. More recently. Research has focused on the effects of in utero and early postnatal exposure on adult disease. Data obtained from in vitro cell culture and in vivo animal models has been subsequently translated into human population studies to validate responses and identify potential adverse health outcomes.