Breast Cancer Working Group


To create a unique group for collaborations between the University of Florida and University of Florida – Jacksonville faculty, co-PI grant applications, and networking for planning future collaborations based on different areas of expertise.

Breast Cancer

Current areas of interest include:

  • Breast cancer disparity
  • Obesity/inflammation in breast cancer
  • Drug development for novel targets
  • Breast cancer and aging
  • Collaborations with bioengineering and chemical engineering for therapeutics
  • Technical/resource collaborations

Meeting agenda items will vary and can include:

  • Identification of collaborators
  • Discussion to create additional collaborative grant applications
  • Presentation of early-stage ideas for feedback
  • Discussion to help strengthen proposals before submission to funding agencies
  • Presentation by an outside expert


For more information about the group, please contact co-chairs Weizhou Zhang, Ph.D., Lusine Yaghjyan, M.D., Ph.D., or Shahla Masood, M.D.

Weizhou Zhang

Weizhou Zhang

Phone: (352) 273-6748
Lusine Yaghjyan
Department: Department of Epidemiology

Lusine Yaghjyan

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5940
Shahla  Masood
Department: Pathology – Jacksonville

Shahla Masood MD

Professor And Chair, Department Of Pathology And Laboratory Medicine; Program Director, Breast Pathology And Cytopathology Fellowships; Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Breast Center; Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Laboratories
Phone: (904) 244-4387

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