Peter C.S. d’Aubermont, M.D., '73 Scholar of Health and Life Sciences
520 RISC

Other Titles

  • Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • M.S., Duquesne University
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh
  1. Teaching and research information (listed below)


I am passionate about teaching biology courses that intersect with public health. Currently, I teach Precision Medicine and Molecular Genetics. I integrate research findings from my laboratory into each class, and take ideas generated in the classroom back to my laboratory for further study.


My research group is called the Integrative and Translational Laboratory for Applied Biology, also known as the IT LAB. The IT LAB family uses biological, environmental, and social clues to fight cancer in our own backyard and around the country, especially in vulnerable populations.

Our Mission

To identify the causes and consequences of population-specific differences in tumor biology to better understand the science of cancer health disparities and its application to precision prevention and precision medicine.

 Our Vision

To advance the discovery of differences in tumor biology across human populations for improved prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment outcomes.

Current IT LAB research projects are trying to figure out why:

  1. African Americans get, and die from, lung and kidney cancer more than any other racial group in the country, even though they smoke less.
  2. young American women get lung cancer more than young American men, even though they smoke less.
  3. adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (ages 15-39) have a different tumor biology than children or older adults.

If you’d like to join the IT LAB family, or learn more about my teaching and research, please visit the IT LAB website