Kristi L. Neufeld, PhD

Co-Program Leader, Cancer Biology, The University of Kansas Cancer Center 
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, the University of Kansas

Kristi Neufeld

Dr. Neufeld’s laboratory studies the tumor suppressor protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) to understand how mutations in the APC gene lead to colon carcinogenesis. In more than a decade of APC research, Dr. Neufeld has demonstrated that nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling of APC is critical for its function and her research now aims to further define both upstream triggers and downstream consequences of nuclear APC. She has served as the Principal Investigator for an R01, the Co-Investigator for an R01 and as a Subproject Leader for a Program Project Grant, all from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. 

A Kansas native, Dr. Neufeld graduated from Bethel College (Newton, Kan.) with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She obtained a Ph.D. in Cellular, Viral, and Molecular Biology from the University of Utah in 2003 with the last two years of her thesis research performed at the University of California, Irvine. She then returned to the University of Utah for post-doctoral work in human genetics and was subsequently a research assistant professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.