Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response

The scientific objectives of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR) Program are to advance understanding of interactions between tumor cells, immune cells and microbes that mediate tumor development and progression, to define mechanisms regulating host responses to tumor progression, and advance novel therapeutic treatments for patients with cancer that exploit these interactions. CTHR Program members support the principal scientific themes of: 1) applied studies manipulating host immune responses for cancer therapy; 2) studies to elucidate the interactions between the microbiome and host in shaping immunity and inflammation influencing cancer development and treatment; and 3) identification of new oncogenic targets and pathways, development of compounds to aid clinical development of new cancer therapies. By achieving a greater understanding of tumor, host and microbial interactions that govern treatment response and resistance, these themes aim to initially identify potential therapeutic strategies harnessing the immune system, manipulating the host microbiome, and targeting molecular cancer pathways, and then advance these strategies into both preclinical testing and into investigator-initiated clinical trials (IITs).

Aims

  • Understand tumor immunology and develop novel immunotherapies for refractory cancer. Through this aim the group will elucidate new insights into tumor immuno-biology and mechanisms of immune evasion that can be exploited to develop novel and effective immunotherapeutic strategies targeting refractory malignancies.
  • Elucidate microbiome function in cancer development and therapeutics. This aim studies the interactions between bacteria and host in cancer pathogenesis, the ways bacteria modulate the anti-tumor efficacy of various chemotherapeutic compounds and immunotherapeutic agents, and how microbiota and host interact in complications of cancer therapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation.
  • Identify and validate targeted therapeutics engaging key cancer pathways with small molecules and to test new therapies in clinical trials. This aim plans to discover antineoplastic properties of natural products, identify new “druggable” targets and develop synthetic compounds that interact with key pathways known to be drivers of cancer biology.

The goal of CTHR program development and future plans is to improve outcomes of the most common cancers in our catchment area, as outlined in the UFHCC strategic plan. In this narrative, we highlight research studies and trials of lung, breast, colorectal, leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, and pediatric cancers. The University of Florida now serves as a center for basic and clinical brain tumor research and a destination site for clinical brain tumor treatment for the entire state of Florida, with patients also traveling from out of state and internationally to enroll on novel immunotherapy trials. The brain tumor center extends the impact of UFHCC to the national and international level.

Program Co-Leaders

Christian Jobin, Ph.D.

Christian Jobin

Christian Jobin, Ph.D., is a tenured professor of medicine in the University of Florida College of Medicines’ division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. He has a dual appointment with the department of infectious diseases and pathology at UF and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jobin received his Ph.D. in immunology-microbiology from Laval University in Quebec and completed his fellowship at Hôspital Saint-François d’Assise, Laval University.

Dr. Jobin is interested in bacteria/host interactions and ensuring innate/immunological responses during health and diseases. He studies the differential contribution of bacteria in protecting or exacerbating development of colitis and colorectal cancer. Dr. Jobin has contributed to the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanism regulating host response to bacterial colonization, and has published numerous papers on innate signaling events taking place in the intestine and how these impact intestinal homeostasis. Click here for information on Dr. Jobin’s  research lab.

He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the Mucosal Immunology Association, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Association of Immunologists.

Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., is the Phyllis Kottler Friedman professor in the department of neurosurgery at UF and the State of Florida Endowed Cancer Research Chair at the UF College of Medicine. He also serves as co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program.

In 2013, Dr. Mitchell joined the University of Florida faculty and leads a comprehensive brain tumor program focused on translational research. He has considerable clinical and translational research experience having served as principal investigator on seven first-in-human protocols through FDA-approved clinical trials. The goal of these trials is to see improvements in patient outcomes using novel approaches that stimulate immune responses against malignant brain tumor cells in combination with current standard treatments. Dr. Mitchell’s research team will expand upon early successes observed in these personalized cancer treatment approaches, and offer unique clinical options at UF for adult and pediatric patients diagnosed with malignant brain tumors.

Dr. Mitchell currently serves as a chartered member of the NIH study section on Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy, Chair of the NCI Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Immunotherapy Committee, member of the NCI Brain Malignancy Steering Committee Immunotherapy Working Group, and as gubernatorial appointee to the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Scientific Advisory Council. His work is supported by the Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke, and several private funding agencies.

Program Members

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NameDegree(s)Research ProgramTitleDepartmentCollegeResearch Interest Topics
Zajac-Kaye, Maria

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorAnatomy & Cell BiologyMedicineAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Endocrine; Epigenetics & Cancer; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Gene Therapy
Devidas, Meenakshi

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research ProfessorBiostatisticsPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBiostatistics; Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Cancer Genetics; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Pediatric Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Li, Zhigang

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorBiostatistics & EpidemiologyPublic Health and Health ProfessionsBioinformatics; Biostatistics; Cancer Survivorship; Environment; Epidemiology; Pain; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues; RNA Processing
McGorray, Susan


Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorBiostatisticsPublic Health and Health ProfessionsBiostatistics; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Susceptibility
Naranjo, Arlene

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorBiostatisticsPublic Health & Health ProfessionsBiostatistics; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Information; Cancer Prevention; Cancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Pediatric Oncology
Golde, Todd

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorTranslational Research in Neurodegenerative DiseaseMedicineGene therapy
Dziegielewski, Peter

M.D., FRCS(C)Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorOtolaryngologyMedicineCancer Surveillance; Cancer Survivorship; Cancer Susceptibility; Epidemiology; Head & Neck; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Plastic Surgery/Reconstruction; Quality of Life Issues; Skin/Melanoma; Thyroid
Mai, Volker

Ph.D, MPHCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorEpidemiologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsCancer Prevention; Epidemiology; Epigenetics & Cancer; Gastro-Intestinal; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer
Gharaibeh, Raad Z.


Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorGastroenterologyMedicineBioinformatics
Jobin, Christian

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineCancer Prevention; DNA Damage & Repair; Environment; Gastro-intestinal; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Microbiome; Host-Microbe Interaction
Mohamadzadeh, Mansour

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorInfectious Diseases & PathologyVeterinary MedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Immunotherapy
Jones, Dennie

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Prevention; Chemotherapy; Epigenetics & Cancer; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Gastro-Intestinal; Lung
Parekh, Hiral

M.D., MPHCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineGastro-Intestinal
Cascio, Matthew J.

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorPediatricsMedicineImmunotherapy; Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sayour, Elias

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineImmunotherapy; Nanotechnology; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology
Lagmay, Joanne

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Immunotherapy; Palliative Medicine; Pediatric Oncology
Fort, John

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineHematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia
Wynn, Tung

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Survivorship; Health Disparities; Integrative Medicine; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Pediatric Oncology; Thyroid
Slayton, William

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineDNA Damage & Repair; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology; Vascular Targeting
Chang, Lung-Ji

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Bioinformatics; Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Breast; Cancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Epigenetics & Cancer; Gastro-Intestinal; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Head & Neck; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Infection Control; Lymphoma; Nanotechnology; Neuro-Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Skin/Melanoma; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Muzyczka, Nicholas

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Eminent ScholarMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyMedicineCancer Genetics; DNA Damage & Repair; Gene Therapy; Targeted Cancer Therapy; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Scott, Edward

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMolecular Genetics & MicrobiologyMedicineStem Cell
Huang, Yong


Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringEngineeringAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Metastasis; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Ostrov, David

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorPathologyMedicineChemotherapy; Drug Design; Immunotherapy; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Sarkisian, Matthew

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorNeuroscienceMedicineNeuro-Oncology
Li, Ying

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorPathologyMedicineLeukemia; Lymphoma
Law, Brian

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorPharmacology & TherapeuticsMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Genetic Determinants of Cancer
Harrison, Jeffrey

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorPharmacology & TherapeuticsMedicineCell Signaling Pathways; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Neuro-Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Xing, Chengguo (Chris)

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyCancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; Drug Resistance; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Leukemia; Lung; Neuro-Oncology; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer
DeRemer, David Lee

Pharm.D, BCOP, FCCPCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorPharmacology & Therapeutics
PharmacyChemotherapy
Luesch, Hendrik

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyCancer Prevention; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Lamba, Jatinder

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational ResearchPharmacyCancer Genetics; Chemotherapy; Epigenetics & Cancer; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology
James, Margaret

Ph.D, D.ScCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyChemotherapy; Drug Design; Drug Resistance; Endocrine
Ratnayake, Ranjala

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ScientistMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyDrug Design
Schmittgen, Thomas

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorPharmaceuticsPharmacyCancer Genetics; Drug Design; Gastro-Intestinal; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Liver; MicroRNAs; Nanotechnology
Avram, Dorina

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineMedicineImmunoregulation & Suppression
Mehta, Hiren

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineMedicineLung
Najmunnisa, Nasreen

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Epigenetics & Cancer; Immunotherapy; Lung; MicroRNAs; Nanotechnology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Okunieff, Paul

M.D.Cancer Population Sciences (CPS) & Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Health Disparities; Liver; Metastasis; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Amdur, Robert

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineHead & Neck; Skin/Melanoma; Thyroid
Mendenhall, William

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineGastro-Intestinal; Head & Neck; Radiation Oncology; Skin/Melanoma
Siemann, Dietmar

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Environment; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Metastasis; Radiation Oncology; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy; Vascular Targeting
Rice, Lori

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Metastasis; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Radiation Oncology; Vascular Targeting
Thomas, Ryan

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorGeneral SurgeryMedicineCancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Drug Resistance; Surgical Oncology
Kusmartsev, Sergei


Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorUrologyMedicineEpigenetics & Cancer; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy
Angelini, Thomas

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringEngineeringCollective cell motion, mechanical instabilities in tissue cell assemblies, bacterial biofilm physics, soft matter physics, biomolecular self-assembly, and tribology of soft matter interfaces.
Sawyer, W. Gregory

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringEngineeringApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cell Signaling Pathways; Immunotherapy; Nanotechnology; Pediatric Oncology; Skin/Melanoma; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Ghivizzani, Steven

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorOrthopaedics & RehabilitationMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Cancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Environment; Epigenetics & Cancer; Epigenetics & Gene Regulation; Gene Therapy; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Metastasis; Pediatric Oncology; Senescence; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Gibbs, C. Parker

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorOrthopaedics & RehabilitationMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Epigenetics & Cancer; Stem Cell; Surgical Oncology
Scarborough, Mark

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorOrthopaedics & RehabilitationMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Surgical Oncology
Vulpe, Christopher

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorPhysiological SciencesVeterinary MedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; Cancer Genetics; Chemotherapy; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Resistance; Environment; Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology; CRSPR; Synthetic Lethal Screens; Precision Medicine
Zhou, Liang

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorInfectious Diseases & PathologyVeterinary MedicineEpigenetics & Gene Regulation; Gastro-Intestinal; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Infection Control
Milner, Rowan

BCVSc, MMedVetCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorSmall Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary MedicineImmunotherapy; Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Radiation Oncology
Curtiss, Roy

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorInfectious Diseases and ImmunologyVeterinary MedicineAnti-Tumor Vaccines
Hoppe, Bradford

M.D., MPHCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineImmunoregulation & Suppression; Lung; Lymphoma; Metastasis; Pediatric Oncology
Indelicato, Daniel

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; Radiation Oncology
Nichols, Romaine

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineGastro-Intestinal; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Gynecological; Lung; Radiation Oncology
Ghiaseddin, Ashley

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant Professor

Neurological Surgery
MedicineChemotherapy; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Quality of Life Issues; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Murad, Gregory

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineNeuro-Oncology
Gururangan, Sridharan

FRCPCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineCancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Immunotherapy; Neuro-Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Rahman, Maryam

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineCancer Genetics; Chemotherapy; Drug Resistance; Health Disparities; Immunotherapy; Neuro-Oncology; Stem Cell; Surgical Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Tran, David

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant Professor
NeurosurgeryMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Metastasis; Neuro-Oncology; Stem Cell
Friedman, William

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineNeuro-Oncology
Reynolds, Brent

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineBreast; Chemotherapy; Drug Resistance; Neuro-Oncology; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer; Stem Cell
Flores, Catherine

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineImmunotherapy
Huang, Jianping

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Associate Professor
Neurological SurgeryMedicineGene Therapy; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy
Deleyrolle, Loic

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineCancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Neuro-Oncology; Pediatric Oncology; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Mitchell, Duane

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorNeurosurgeryMedicineImmunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Nanotechnology; Neuro-Oncology; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Zheng, Guangrong

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cancer Prevention; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Drug Resistance; Nanotechnology; Radiation Oncology; Senescence; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Wilkerson, Jenny

Ph.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorPharmacodynamicsPharmacyAnesthesiology/Pain Mangement; Chemotherapy
Lina Cui

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyAngiogenesis; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Metastasis; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Senescence; Skin/Melanoma; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Huigens, Robert


Ph.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorMedicinal ChemistryPharmacyChemotherapy; Drug Design; Infection Control; Leukemia; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Bihorel, Sihem

PharmD, Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorPharmaceuticsPharmacyAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Metastasis; Nanotechnology; Pediatric Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy; Vascular Targeting
Whisler, Yan Gong

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorPharmacotherapy & Translational ResearchPharmacyBioinformatics; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Jin, Lei

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineMedicineCancer Susceptibility; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy;
Lockney, Natalie

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Radiation Oncology; Thoracic Oncology
Pi, Liya

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorPediatricsMedicineAngiogenesis
Zarrinpar, Ali

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorSurgeryMedicineLiver; Chemotherapy
Iqbal, Atif

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorSurgeryMedicineGastro-Intestinal; Health Disparities
Horn, Biljana

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorPediatric HematologyMedicineHematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia
Stechmiller, Bruce

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineGastro-Intestinal; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Kidney; Lung; Lymphoma; Skin/Melanoma; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Allegra, Carmen

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Drug Resistance; Gastro-Intestinal; Immunotherapy; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Cogle, Christopher

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineBioinformatics; Cancer Genetics; Epidemiology; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia; Oncolytic Viral Vectors; RNA Processing; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy; Vascular Targeting
Heldermon, Coy

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Gene Therapy; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Oncolytic Viral Vectors; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Kaye, Frederic

Ph.DMechanisms of Oncogenesis (MOO) & Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Genetics; Cell Signaling Pathways; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Head & Neck; Lung; Thoracic Oncology
Murthy, Hemant

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineHematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Lymphoma; Palliative Medicine; Quality of Life Issues; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Hsu, Jack

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineHematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia
Moreb, Jan

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineDrug Resistance; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Stem Cell
Wingard, John

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Deputy Director of Research, Program DirectorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Survivorship; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Infection Control; Quality of Life Issues
Hiemenz, John

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineHematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Leukemia
Close, Julia

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineThoracic Oncology
Daily Weinstein, Karen

D.O.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineBreast; Cancer Genetics; Cancer Prevention; Chemotherapy; Endocrine; Gynecological; Health Disparities
Spiguel, Lisa

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorSurgeryMedicineBreast
Norkin, Maxim

Ph.D., M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineDrug Resistance; Hematologic Malignancies/Blood & Marrow Transplant; Immunotherapy; Leukemia; Stem Cell
Markham, Merry Jennifer

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Survivorship; Gynecological; Lymphoma; Quality of Life Issues
Dang, Nam

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineImmunotherapy; Lymphoma; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Silver, Natalie

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorOtolaryngologyMedicineAnesthesiology/Pain Management; Cancer Survivorship; Head & Neck; Health Disparities; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Quality of Life Issues; Skin/Melanoma; Surgical Oncology; Thyroid
Castillo Caro, Paul

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineImmunotherapy; Hematologic Malignancies; Leukemia
Crispen, Paul

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Program Director & Clinical Associate ProfessorUrologyMedicineGenital-Urinary/Prostate
Henderson, Randal

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineRadiation Oncology; Prostate Cancer
Brown, Randy

B.S., M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineLeukemia
Dagan, Roi

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineEye; Head & Neck; Metastasis; Radiation Oncology
Cabrera, Roniel

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorGastroenterology, Hepatology & NutritionMedicineAngiogenesis; Apoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cell Signaling Pathways; Epigenetics & Cancer; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Liver; Targeted Cancer Therapy; Tumor Virology/Virus-Host Interactions
Staal, Stephen

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineBreast; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Nutrition, Dietary Supplements & Cancer
Hughes, Steven

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorSurgeryMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Gastro-Intestinal; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; MicroRNAs; Surgical Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
May, William Stratford.

Ph.D, M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Design; Lymphoma
George, Thomas

M.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineCancer Genetics; Chemotherapy; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Resistance; Gastro-Intestinal; Genetic Determinants of Cancer; Health Disparities; Immunotherapy; Metastasis; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Fan, Z. Hugh

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringEngineeringChemotherapy; Gastro-Intestinal; Immunotherapy; Metastasis; Nanotechnology
Keselowsky, Benjamin

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringBiomedical Engineering
Rinaldi, Carlos

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorChemical EngineeringEngineeringApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Breast; Cell Signaling Pathways; DNA Damage & Repair; Drug Resistance; Environment; Gene Therapy; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Head & Neck; Metastasis; Nanotechnology; Radiation Oncology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Sharma, Blanka

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorBiomedical EngineeringEngineeringBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Breast; Gene Therapy; Metastasis; Nanotechnology; Plastic Surgery/Reconstruction; Stem Cell; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Cao, Yunwei Charles

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesNanotechnology
Polfer, Nicolas

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesBioinformatics; Biostatistics; Cell Signaling Pathways
Castellano, Ronald

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesBreast; Chemotherapy; Drug Design; Drug Resistance
Bruner, Steven

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesDrug Design; Cell Signaling Pathways;
Tan, Weihong

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Distinguished ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesApoptosis & Cell Death Pathways; Cancer Information; Cancer Surveillance; Immunotherapy; Nanotechnology; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Guo, Zhongwu

Ph.D, PDF, PharmDCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorChemistryLiberal Arts & SciencesDrug Design; Immunotherapy
Xie, Huikai

Ph.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)ProfessorElectrical & Computer EngineeringEngineeringCancer Prevention; Cancer Surveillance; Gastro-Intestinal; Genital-Urinary/Prostate; Lung; Nanotechnology; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Quality of Life Issues
Huh, Soon Nyung

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineRadiation Oncology; Imaging
Mamalui, Maria

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Assistant ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBioinformatics; Biostatistics; Breast; Eye; Head & Neck; Liver; Noninvasive Imaging/Tomography; Radiation Oncology; Skin/Melanoma
Su, Zhong

Ph.DCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical Associate ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineRadiation Oncology
Li, Zuofeng

D.ScCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Clinical ProfessorRadiation OncologyMedicineBioinformatics; Radiation Oncology
Bechtel, Sandra

DVMCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Associate ProfessorSmall Animal Clinical SciencesVeterinary MedicineBone & Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Cell Signaling Pathways; Chemotherapy; Drug Resistance; Immunoregulation & Suppression; Immunotherapy; Quality of Life Issues; Skin/Melanoma; Targeted Cancer Therapy
Williamson, ElizabethPh.D, BScCancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Associate ProfessorHematology & OncologyMedicineDNA Damage and Repair; Drug Design
Yuan, Yaxia

Ph.D.Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)Research Assistant ProfessorPharmacodynamicsPharmacyBioinformatics; Drug Design