Edward Stites

Assistant Professor

Integrative Biology Laboratory

Hearst Foundation Developmental Chair

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News – Stites

News – Stites

Discovery of how colorectal cancer drug works will help more patients

LA JOLLA—Colorectal cancer is a common lethal disease, and treatment decisions are increasingly influenced by which genes are mutated within each patient. Some patients with a certain gene mutation benefit …

Salk Institute hires star scientists in plant biology and cancer research

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Busch as an associate professor and Edward Stites as an assistant professor, leaders of plant science and cancer research, respectively.

“Salk’s mission …


BS, Mathematics, University Of Kentucky, Lexington
MD, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville
PhD, Biophysics, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville
Residency, Clinical Pathology, Washington University, St. Louis

Awards & Honors

  • Melanoma Research Alliance, Young Investigator Award, 2018
  • National Cancer Institute K22 Career Development Award, 2017
  • Randy Pausch Scholar, 2010
  • Michael J. Peach Award, 2009