• Adjunct Professor
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Ph.D.
  • Department of Biology
  • Temple University

Eva Surmacz, PhD, a molecular biologist, is a Director of Obesity and Cancer Program at SHRO and Professor in Biology (Adjunct) at CST. Dr. Surmacz research focuses on pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes, molecular links between these diseases and cancer development, and development of pharmacological compounds for targeting obesity-related cancerogenic pathways. Dr. Surmacz's research has been supported by the NIH, Department of Defense, Pennsylvania Department of Health, pharmaceutical industry, and private organizations. She is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, serves as a member of editorial boards of 4 professional journals and has worked as a free-lance journalist for a popular science magazines and journals. Dr. Surmacz is also a frequent grant reviewer for federal, state and multiple international funding agencies. Dr. Surmacz has mentored 30 full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, including several international researchers. Previous teaching assignments of Dr. Surmacz at Temple University included courses in Biotechnology, Biological Drug Development, and Pharmacovigilance. In addition, Dr. Surmacz co-founded and served as VP Research in 2 start-up biotech companies and consults in the field of peptide drug development.