University of Nebraska Medical Center

Angie Rizzino, PhD

Professor, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
Research focus: Transcription regulation; stem cells


Rizzino Lab

Dr. Rizzino also holds courtesy appointments in the UNMC departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Pathology and Microbiology.
  • PhD, State University of New York Stony Brook, 1974

Major research focus is understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the stem cell transcription factor, SOX2, regulates the self-renewal of stem cells and the growth of human tumor cells. Rizzino Lab is focusing on SOX2 because it is expressed in at least 20 types of human cancer, including their cancer stem cell populations.

Findings of the Rizzino Lab.

  • Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students Award.
  • UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award.
  • Ranked by Stanford University within the top 2% of investigators worldwide in the field of molecular biology.