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Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Cancer Training

Credit: National Cancer Institute

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D., joined NCI in 2020 as the director of the Center for Cancer Training. As director, he oversees NCI’s training and career development programs, which prepare scientists both within NCI (intramurally) and around the country (extramurally) to advance cancer research.

Dr. Bogler studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, completed his doctoral work at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, and did postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute and the Ludwig Institute, San Diego Branch. He has held faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University, Henry Ford Hospital, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he also served as director of basic research for the Brain Tumor Center. His research focused on EGFR signaling and novel platinum compounds in glioblastoma.

In 2010, he became MD Anderson’s vice president for global academic programs, where he managed a network of 35 sister institutions in 22 countries with a total investment in global cancer collaborations of $24,000,000 over 7 years. In 2011, he was also appointed senior vice president for academic affairs, where he stewarded MD Anderson’s education mission, including career development and accreditation, and oversaw 300 people who supported 1,700 faculty members and more than 2,000 trainees and students.

Before coming to NCI, Dr. Bogler was the chief operating officer at the ECHO Institute where he supported efforts to improve services to underserved populations in health care, education, and beyond by making expert knowledge more accessible.