Cancer Biology Faculty

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Paul Ahlquist Paul G. Ahlquist, Ph.D.
Professor, Plant Pathology and Oncology
Molecular mechanisms of viral replication, host interactions and oncogenesis

Elaine Alarid Elaine T. Alarid, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular mechanisms of steroid hormone action
Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Mammary stem cells; mouse mammary tumor models; Wnt signaling; syndecan-1
Lisa Arendt Lisa Arendt, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences
Breast adipose tissue; obesity; postmenopausal breast cancer
Fotios Asimakopoulos Fotios Asimakopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology
Myeloma research and phase I experimental therapeutics
Jon Audhya Jon Audhya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of membrane dynamics and transport in disease
David Beebe David J. Beebe, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidics; cell and cancer biology
Chris Bradfield Christopher A. Bradfield, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular biology of the PAS family of proteins
Emery Bresnick Emery H. Bresnick, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology
Stem cell biology, epigenetics, molecular hematology, and vascular biology: from fundamental mechanisms to translational medicine
Mark Burkard Mark E. Burkard, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Development and selection of optimal targeted therapies for breast cancer; chemical genetics
Wade Bushman Wade A. Bushman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Urology
Developmental pathways in prostate cancer
Vincent Cryns Vincent Cryns, M.D.
Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism)
Molecular origins of cancer and obesity, molecular profiling and nanotechnology
Dustin Deming, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Norman Drinkwater Norman R. Drinkwater, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Genetics and molecular biology of carcinogenesis
David Evans David Evans, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Host-pathogen interactions for human and simian immunodeficiency viruses
Andreas Friedl Andreas Friedl, M.D.
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Tumor-stroma interactions; heparan sulfate proteoglycans as modulators of growth factors in human disease; tumor angiogenesis
Paul Friesen Paul D. Friesen, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Virology and Biochemistry
Molecular biology of eukaryotic DNA viruses; regulation of gene expression; programmed cell death (apoptosis); retrotransposons
Michael Gould Michael N. Gould, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular biology of mammary carcinogenesis
Anne Griep Anne E. Griep, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology
Molecular and genetic regulation of mouse development, in particular ocular development and disease
Rich Halberg Richard B. Halberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Tumor formation and progression in the gut: new concepts and novel targets for therapeutic intervention
Paul Harari Paul Harari, M.D.
Professor, Human Oncology
Examination of molecular targets that modulate growth characteristics of human squamous cell carcinomas
Anna Huttenlocher Anna Huttenlocher, M.D.
Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the basic molecular and adhesive mechanisms that regulate breast cancer invasion and metastasis
David Jarrard David F. Jarrard, M.D.
Professor, Urology
Genetic and epigenetic alterations in prostate cancer
Eric Johannsen Eric C. Johannsen, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine (Infectious Disease)
The role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) nuclear proteins in human disease and EBV biology; proteomics; bioinformatics
Rob Kalejta Robert F. Kalejta, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Virology and Oncology
Human cytomegalovirus lytic replication, latency, pathogenesis, and oncomodulation; viral manipulation of the cell cycle; viral cyclin-dependent kinases (v-Cdks); intrinsic and innate cellular antiviral defenses; ubiquitin-independent protein degradation
Shannon Kenney Shannon C. Kenney, M.D.
Professor, Oncology and Medicine
Understanding the molecular regulation and pathogenesis of the human herpesvirus, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
Randall Kimple Randall Kimple, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Oncology
Therapeutic sensitivity in HPV-associated cancers
Paul Lambert Paul F. Lambert, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular genetics of papillomaviruses
Joshua Lang, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Peter Lewis Peter W. Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry
Epigenetic mechanisms in development and cancer
Dan Loeb Daniel D. Loeb, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular biology of the hepatitis B viruses
Paul Marker Paul C. Marker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fgfr2 during prostatic development and cancer progression
Douglas McNeel Douglas G. McNeel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Immunology of prostate cancer
Janet Mertz Janet E. Mertz, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Transcriptional regulation in DNA tumor viruses and breast cancer
Shigeki Miyamoto Shigeki Miyamoto, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Regulation of the transcription factor NF-kB as a model system to study cancer
Deane Mosher Deane F. Mosher, M.D.
Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry
Extracellular matrix in cell growth and development
Alan Rapraeger Alan C. Rapraeger, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Oncology
Examining the mechanisms by which the syndecan family of cell surface receptors regulate cell growth, adhesion, and migration
William Ricke William Ricke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Urology
Prostate cancer, stromal-epithelial interactions, hormone action, endocrine disrupting chemicals, benign urology, translational research
Lixin Rui Lixin Rui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Elucidating molecular mechanisms of JAK-STAT signaling in lymphoma
Linda Schuler Linda A. Schuler, Ph.D., V.M.D.
Professor, Comparative Biosciences
The role of prolactin in mammary cancer; prolactin receptors, signaling, and processing; prolactin actions on fetal and maternal tissues during pregnancy
Nate Sherer Nathan M. Sherer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular Virology and Oncology
HIV-1 assembly and spread; host-pathogen interactions; retroviral gene regulation; virus trafficking; cell-cell communication; live cell imaging
Jim Shull James D. Shull, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Cancer genetics, hormones and breast cancer, estrogen action
Robert Striker Robert T. Striker, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Disease)
Oncogenesis, pathogenesis, and pharmacotherapy of Hepatitis C Virus
Bill Sugden Bill Sugden, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Molecular biology of the human tumor virus, Epstein-Barr virus
Randal Tibbetts Randal S. Tibbetts, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Oncology
Molecular mechanisms of genome surveillance and neurodegeneration
Beth Weaver Beth A. Weaver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology
Regulation of chromosome segregation during mitosis
Deric Wheeler Deric L. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Oncology
Resistance to molecular targeting agents
Yongna Xing Yongna Xing, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oncology
Cell signaling pathways related to cancer; structural biology; biochemistry; proteomics
Wei Xu Wei Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Epigenetic transcriptional control in breast cancer
Jing Zhang Jing Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor, Oncology
Hematopoietic and leukemic stem cells; mouse models for hematopoietic malignancies; cytokine signaling