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Dr. Christine Nadeau

Christine Nadeau, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

As a program director, Dr. Christine Nadeau manages a portfolio of grants focusing on biological mechanisms underlying metastasis, metastatic niches, circulating tumor cells, dormancy, angiogenesis, and vasculogenesis. 

In addition to cancer metastasis, Dr. Nadeau has multiple areas of expertise, including mammalian models of cancer, Notch signaling, breast cancer, and systemic immunity. 

Dr. Nadeau utilizes NCI’s resources to help connect scientists and encourage collaborative basic cancer research. She also promotes the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy and says, “Technology is increasing the ability for researchers to gather usable data quickly and to apply it to research more efficiently." 


Research Programs

Dr. Nadeau also helps manage DCB cooperative agreement programs:



Prior to her work at NCI, Dr. Nadeau led the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program at Madigan Army Medical Center. Along with the military, she also has experience working in academic settings. 

She joined DCB because of her interest in a wide range of cancer research areas. 


  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Maine Medical Center Research Institute 
  • B.S., Biology, University of Maine