David Largaespada, PhD

David A. Largaespada

Moos Tower
515 Delaware Street SE
Room 2-188
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

David Largaespada, PhD, is a full professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and the Associate Director for Basic Research in the Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota. He is an authority on mouse genetics, gene modification, and cancer genes. He received his BS in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 1987 and his PhD in Molecular Biology with Dr. Rex Risser at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute working with world-renowned geneticists Dr. Nancy Jenkins and Dr. Neal Copeland, where the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America awarded him a post-doctoral fellowship. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in late 1996. Dr. Largaespada currently holds the Hedberg Family/Children’s Cancer Research Fund Chair in Brain Tumor Research. He was awarded the American Cancer Society Research Professor Award in 2013, the highest award given by the ACS.


Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Director for Basic Sciences, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

Director, Brain Tumor Program, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

Adjunct Pharmaceutics Faculty, Department of Pharmaceutics

Faculty, Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) Ph.D. Graduate Program

Faculty, PhD Program in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Faculty, Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Preceptor, Medical Scientist Training Program (Combined MD/PhD Training Program)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America

PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison