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Konstantin Salnikow, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

Dr. Konstantin Salnikow manages a portfolio of grants focusing on cell death and survival pathways, cell stress in cancer, redox biology, metal ion metabolism and the role of aging/sex in cancer biology.

He is particularly interested in the role of metal ion metabolism in cancer. 


Research Programs

Dr. Salnikow manages a DCB cooperative agreement program:



Before coming to DCB, Dr. Konstantin Salnikow was a staff scientist at NCI and studied molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis. Prior to that, he was an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at NYU.



  • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Academy of Sciences USSR 
  • B.S., Cell Biology, St. Petersburg University