William Butler

I am a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to my current training in pathobiology, I hold a M.Sc in Organic Chemistry and B.Sc in Biochemistry.

I have broad research interests in tumor heterogeneity, biomarker discovery, and novel therapeutic strategies particularly in relation to epithelial and hormone-dependent malignancies. Currently, I am working under Dr. Jiaoti Huang where my research focuses on studying the unique heterogeneity of prostate cancer, including the discovery of important subpopulations of tumor cells responsible for disease progression and the identification of cell-specific surface markers that can be used as therapeutic targets. I am also passionate about education in the biomedical sciences and have served as a teaching assistant for graduate level histology and pathology courses under the mentorship of Dr. Laura Hale. 

Current Research Interests

Advanced Prostate Cancer

Tumor Heterogeneity

Biomarker Discovery


Current Appointments & Affiliations

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