Faculty Directory – Cancer Biology

Faculty NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Elizaveta BenevolenskayaBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsThe role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Maarten C. BoslandPathologyProstate cancer; cancer prevention; anticancer effects of natural compounds; experimental pathology
Jonathan ColoffPhysiology and Biophysics
Alan M. DiamondPathologyRole of selenium containing proteins in prostate cancer risk and outcome
Jonna FrasorPhysiology and BiophysicsEndocrinology, hormone receptors, cancer therapeutics,
Maxim FrolovBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRetinoblastoma and Hippo tumor suppressor pathways, Single cell genomics and Cell Atlas
Peter H. GannPathologyIntratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer, Racial disparity in prostate cancer
Paul GrippoGastroenterology and HepatologyCell signals, their interplay with fatty acids and overall impact on cancer
Nissim HayBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEmphasis on the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling and cancer metabolism both at the cellular and organismal levels using mouse models of cancer.
Nao IkegakiAnatomy and Cell BiologyNeuroblastoma pathogenesis, MYC family proteins
Barbara JungGastroenterology and Hepatology
Jiyeon KimBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsInvestigating correlation between oncogenotypes and metabolic reprogramming, and identifying metabolic vulnerabilities.
Jan K. KitajewskiPhysiology and BiophysicsVascular Biology, Angiogenesis, Tumor Microenvironment,
Shafi KuchayBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation.
Renee de LeeuwPathologyKinase and phosphatase signaling in prostate cancer progression.
Ajay V MakerSurgery and Microbiology and Immunology
Asrar B MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Alexandra NabaPhysiology and BiophysicsMy lab uses cutting-edge proteomics and bioinformatics to study the role of the extracellular matrix in development, health, and cancer.
Natalia NietoPathologyLiver, fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer
Larisa NonnPathologyProstate cancer, vitamin D, microRNA, health disparities
Bellur S. PrabhakarMicrobiology and ImmunologyInduction of tolerance to treat autoimmune diseases; Cancer biology; MADD function in Anaplastic Thyroid cancer.
Ajay RanaSurgery
Pradip RaychaudhuriBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Angela TynerBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEpithelial cell biology, tyrosine kinase signaling, colon, breast, prostate cancer
Donald Vander GriendPathologyStem cell and developmental transcription factors involved in prostate development, regeneration, hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.