Dr. Ann Thor is the Todd Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine, and the former Rader Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Prior to that she served as Director of Cytopathology at Evanston Northwestern and the University of Vermont Medical Center. In addition to her role as Chair, Ann is the Director of Cytopathology for the University Hospital and Director of the Cytology Fellowship Program. She has served on numerous not for profit boards related to clinical oncology and breast disease, national committees and study sections, including the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NCI, Chair of Women in Cancer Research for AACR, President of the Association of Pathology Chairs, founding Chair of Leadership and Diversity Committee, Chair of the Research Committee of the APC, President of the International Society of Breast Pathology. She is active in leadership with the physician practice organization known as CU Medicine. She is particularly interested in promoting roles for women and minorities in science and medicine.
Ann was trained in research at the Ludwig Institute in Sutton, England, the labs of Tumor Immunology and Biology and Pathology at the NIH and the Department of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University through a Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society. Her research laboratory has published 195 peer reviewed scientific articles and trained nearly 40 pre- and post-doctoral students. She has published 195 peer reviewed publications in prestigious journals including Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, J. National Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Oncogene, to name a few. Her research has focused on breast cancer biology and molecular subtyping, hormonal and receptor tyrosine kinase associated carcinogenesis and the mechanisms of metformin action in breast cancer.