Faculty Directory – Cancer Biology

Faculty Name Department Research Topics
Elizaveta Benevolenskaya Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics The role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Jonathan Coloff Physiology and Biophysics
Alan M. Diamond Pathology Role of selenium containing proteins in prostate cancer risk and outcome
Jonna Frasor Physiology and Biophysics Endocrinology, hormone receptors, cancer therapeutics,
Maxim Frolov Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Retinoblastoma and Hippo tumor suppressor pathways, Single cell genomics and Cell Atlas
Peter H. Gann Pathology Intratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer, Racial disparity in prostate cancer
Paul Grippo Gastroenterology and Hepatology Cell signals, their interplay with fatty acids and overall impact on cancer
Nissim Hay Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Emphasis on the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling and cancer metabolism both at the cellular and organismal levels using mouse models of cancer.
Nao Ikegaki Anatomy and Cell Biology Neuroblastoma pathogenesis, MYC family proteins
Barbara Jung Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Jiyeon Kim Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Investigating correlation between oncogenotypes and metabolic reprogramming, and identifying metabolic vulnerabilities.
Jan K. Kitajewski Physiology and Biophysics Vascular Biology, Angiogenesis, Tumor Microenvironment,
Shafi Kuchay Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Regulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation.
Asrar B Malik Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology I study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Alexandra Naba Physiology and Biophysics My lab uses cutting-edge proteomics and bioinformatics to study the role of the extracellular matrix in development, health, and cancer.
Toru Nakamura Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Regulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Natalia Nieto Pathology Liver, fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer
Larisa Nonn Pathology Prostate cancer, vitamin D, microRNA, health disparities
Ian Papautsky Bio-Engineering Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics
Bellur S. Prabhakar Microbiology and Immunology Induction of tolerance to treat autoimmune diseases; Cancer biology; MADD function in Anaplastic Thyroid cancer.
Ajay Rana Surgery
Basabi Rana Surgery
Pradip Raychaudhuri Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Angela Tyner Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Epithelial cell biology, tyrosine kinase signaling, colon, breast, prostate cancer
Donald Vander Griend Pathology Stem cell and developmental transcription factors involved in prostate development, regeneration, hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.
Xiaowei Wang Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, Bioengineering miRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that regulate thousands of genes. We combine computational and experimental methods for integrative analysis of miRNA functions
Sang-Oh Yoon Physiology and Biophysics Regulation and functions of mTOR/Akt and Ras/Raf signaling networks in cancer, anti-cancer drug resistance mechanism and overcoming strategies, mRNA translation.
Vadim Gaponenko Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics We are interested in understanding how protein molecules acquire and perform their function. Functional characteristics of protein molecules are encoded in their structure and are revealed in their interactions with other molecules. A multidisciplinary effort to characterize these interactions in living cells and the ways of their modulation through conformational flexibility will allow efficient therapeutic intervention and engineering of novel molecular machines.