Duane Compton, Ph.D.
Dr. Compton is the dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, where he also serves as the senior associate dean for research and professor of biochemistry. His research focuses on understanding how cancer cells acquire abnormal chromosome numbers and how those alterations influence cancer cell growth. He has published more than 70 articles, and images of his work have been displayed on the cover of 15 different journals. Dr. Compton serves on national committees with the American Society for Cell Biology and American Association of Medical Colleges, reviews grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Cancer Society and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2013, he earned a MERIT award from the NIH to provide long-term support for his research program. Dr. Compton was recruited to the faculty at Dartmouth in 1993 and, prior to becoming the dean, served as the biochemistry course director. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.