Enrique C Torchia
Dr. Enrique Torchia is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
During his PhD training, Dr. Torchia was grounded in the fundamentals of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology by studying lipid transporters in the intestine and liver. As a postdoctoral researcher at St. Jude’s Children hospital in Memphis, TN, he learned how to engineer animal cancer models and demonstrated the oncogenicity of Ewing Sarcoma translocation proteins. To further his training, Dr. Torchia moved to the University of Colorado where he studied how mitotic oncogenes promote genomic instability and metastasis prone Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
He started his laboratory after receiving a career development award from the Dermatology Foundation and has continued to focus on the regulation of mitosis in both normal, epithelial cancers, and in the hyperplasia that precede cancer formation.