Dr. Brian Ceresa graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1995. Following post-doctoral training at the University of Iowa and The Scripps Research Institute, he joined the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City in 2000. As an independent investigator, his National Institute of Health funded research has focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate the endocytic trafficking of the epidermal growth factor receptor and how endocytic trafficking affects signaling by the receptor. In addition to authoring numerous scientific and review articles, he has served as a lecturer to medical, dental, and graduate students. In 2012, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.