Thomas J. O'Hare, PhD

Research Interests

  • Design and Synthesis of Targeted Cancer Drugs
  • Tyrosine Kinase Activating Mutations
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia-Positive
  • Drug Resistance


Lab Website


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Professor
  • Divisions: Hematology/BMT
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cell Response & Regulation

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-0256
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute
    2000 Circle of Hope, Room: HCI 4264
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Thomas J. O'Hare, Ph.D. is a Research Professor of Medicine (career track) in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. His lab is located in the Huntsman Cancer Institute and he is a member of the Cell Response and Regulation Program. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, followed by his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. O'Hare completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships: one in Chemistry at Oregon State University and one in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. O'Hare's research focuses on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other blood cancers. He also has a research interest in non-small cell lung cancer driven by misregulated fusion kinases such as ROS1.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Oregon Health & Science University
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship Oregon State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Washington
Undergraduate Southern Oregon University

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