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Alan Wells, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Dr. Wells oversees the largest academic clinical laboratory in the United States. His expertise is in clinical laboratory management and its impact on quality care.

As the Thomas Gill III Professor of Pathology, Dr. Wells directs a large research endeavor investigating how cells interact with and respond to their microenvironment during cancer dissemination and wound healing, with a focus on biologically engineered and stem cell therapeutics.

Dr. Wells received his doctor of medical science degree in tumor biology from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, before returning to the U.S., where he received his medical degree from Brown University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor biology at the University of California San Francisco and a residency in laboratory medicine at the University of California San Diego. He is a member of multiple professional societies and organizations, and has received numerous prestigious awards and honors.