Cancer Biology 2017-11-30T10:11:01+00:00

Cancer Biology

Faculty members are investigating the causes of cancer, as well as ways to prevent and treat the disease.  A variety of model organisms and human clinical samples are being used to explore the molecular, genetic, and cellular events that contribute to the initiation, progression, and metastasis of cancer.  Faculty are also pursuing the discovery of novel strategies to reduce cancer progression and mortality.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Elizaveta BenevolenskayaBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsThe role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Sumit BhattacharyyaGeneral Internal MedicineWnt/β-catenin pathway in Prostate and Colon cancer. Cellular signaling of GI inflammation, insulin resistance, sulfatases on metabolism.
Kejia CaiRadiologyMoelcular and metabolic MRI technical development and the clinical applications
Karen ColleyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsControl and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Henar CuervoPhysiology and Biophysics
Alan DiamondPathology
Jonna FrasorPhysiology and BiophysicsEndocrinology, hormone receptors, cancer therapeutics,
Bernie FriedensonBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsInfections contribute to cancer
Maxim FrolovBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Ron C. GabaRadiologyLiver malignancies; transarterial chemoembolization; drug delivery; precision medicine; genomics; animal model development
Paul GrippoMedicineContribution of fat, inflammation, and immune responses on pancreatic cancer
Nissim HayBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Bin HeMicrobiology and Immunology
Barbara JungMedicineMechanism of activin signaling and therapeutic implications in colon cancer and other GI diseases
Andre Kajdacsy-BallaPathologyEnvironmental cadmium effect on prostate cancer progression and on early atherosclerosis.
Jan KitajewskiPhysiology and BiophysicsVascular Biology, Angiogenesis, Tumor Microenvironment,
Nadim MahmudMedicine (Hematology/Oncology)Stem Cell Expansion, Hematopoiesis, Stem Cell Transplantation, Cell based therapy, & Leukemia
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.
Toru M. NakamuraBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Viswanathan NatarajanCellular and Molecular PharmacologyEndothelial Permeability; Bioactive Lipid Mediators in lung inflammation and injury; Mitochondria in lung cancer
Natalia NietoPathologyLiver fibrosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Larisa NonnPathologyProstate cancer, vitamin D, microRNA, health disparities
Kostandin PajciniCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe work on Notch signaling in hematopoietic development and disorders and we study how blood stem cells are formed in the fetal environment.
Bellur S. PrabhakarMicrobiology and Immunology
Basabi RanaSurgery (Surg Oncology)
Nava SegevBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Jun SunMedicineMicrobiome in health and disease
Angela L. TynerBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEpithelial cell biology, tyrosine kinase signaling, colon, breast, prostate cancer