Training Program Faculty

This program includes a roster of faculty with unique research interests and training expertise germane to the program, who are aligned in three research clusters.

Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer

Melike Caglayan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Expertise: Oxidative Stress; DNA Damage & Repair


Shuang Huang, Ph.D.
Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Expertise: Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis


Jonathan D. Licht, M.D.
Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Expertise: Aberrant Gene Regulation & Small Molecule Strategies for Gene Regulation


Papp

Bernadett Papp, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Oral Biology
Expertise: genome-wide epigenetic mechanisms of reprogramming


Renne

Rolf Renne, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Expertise: Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus & Virally-encoded microRNAs


Toth

Zsolt Toth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Oral Biology
Expertise: Epigenetic Replication & Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus


Lizi Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Expertise: Molecular Regulation; Cell Signaling & Signal Transduction


Mingyi Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Expertise: MiRNA Production & RNA Metabolism in Oncogenic Herpesvirus


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Daohong Zhou, M.D.
Professor, Pharmacodynamics
Expertise: Cancer Senescence, Toxicity Reduction & Antitumor Drugs


Translational Cancer Therapeutics

Catherine Flores, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Expertise: Biological Interactions in Immunotherapy


Zhongwu Guo, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry
Expertise: Novel Synthetic Methodologies & Cancer Therapeutics


Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Expertise: Epigenetic & Chromatin Organization; Therapy Resistance & Clonal Evolution


Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Expertise: Chemokine Networks & Tumor-Immune Cell Interactions


Lingtao Jin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Expertise: Cancer Metabolism & Resistance


Jobin

Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Expertise: Bacterial/Host Interactions & Immunological Responses


Luesch

Hendrick Luesch, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicinal Chemistry
Expertise: Drug Design & Targeted Cancer Therapy


Mitchell

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurosurgery
Expertise: Personalized Treatment Therapies & Immune Responses


Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Expertise: Experimental Anticancer Therapies & Tumor Microenvironment


Sayour

Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Expertise: Brain Tumors; Immunotherapy


Tran

David D. Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Expertise: Novel Therapeutics; Computational Biology


Zajac-Kaye

Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ph.D.
Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Expertise: Therapeutic Targets in Oncogenic Transformation


Liang Zhou

Liang Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Expertise: Intestinal Immune Responses & Therapeutic Targets


Cancer Population Sciences

Bian

Jiang Bian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
Expertise: Data Science; Cancer Informatics & eHealth


Bolch

Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Expertise: Computational Medical Physics & Radiation Dose Assessment


Dejana Braithwaite, Ph.D.
Professor, Aging & Geriatric Research
Expertise: Health Disparities; Cancer & Aging; Cancer Epidemiology


Roger

Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
Professor, Community Dentistry
Expertise: Pain & Psychosocial Factors; Ethnic & Racial Differences


judge

Andrew Judge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Expertise: Cancer Cachexia & Skeletal Muscle Atrophy


Walter O’Dell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Expertise: Image Analysis & Novel 3D Computational Detection Techniques


Krieger

Janice Raup-Krieger, Ph.D.
Professor, Advertising
Expertise: Translational Communications & Health-Risk Messaging


Staras

Stephanie Staras, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics-Implementation Science
Expertise: Cancer Prevention & Control; Health Outcomes & Implementation Science


Wilkie

Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Expertise: Pain Management; Palliative & End-of-Life Care


Lusine

Lusine Yaghjyan, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Expertise: Cancer Risk & Environmental Epidemiology