Molecular Oncology

Program Focus Areas

  • Discover mechanisms of cancer stem cell regulation for cancer prevention and treatment
  • Identify how defective DNA damage repair promotes genomic instability and alters therapeutic response
  • Reveal key host-tumor interactions that promote tumor progression and therapeutic resistance 

Program Members

  • Alexandru Almasan, PhD

    Alexandru Almasan, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: almasaa@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.9970

  • Suneel Apte, MBBS, DPhil

    Suneel S. Apte, MBBS, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: aptes@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.3278

  • Portrait of Joshua Arbesman

    Joshua Arbesman, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Dermatology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: arbesmj@ccf.org

  • Portrait of Shideng Bao, PhD

    Shideng Bao, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: baos@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.636.1009

  • Portrait of G. Valentin Böerner, PhD

    G. Valentin Böerner, PhD

    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: g.boerner@csuohio.edu

    Phone: 216.523.7557

  • Portrait of Matthias Buck, PhD

    Matthias Buck, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurosciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mxb150@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.8651

  • Cathleen Carlin headshot

    Cathleen R. Carlin, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: cxc39@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.8939

  • Portrait of Jeff Coller

    Jeffery M. Coller, PhD

    Director
    Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jmc71@case.edu

    Phone: 316.368.0299

  • Ron Conlon

    Ronald A. Conlon, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Division of General Medical Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Case Transgenic and Targeting Facility
    Member
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: ronald.conlon@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1826

  • Portrait of Srinivasan Dasarathy

    Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: dasaras@ccf.org

  • Portrait of J Alan Diehl

    J. Alan Diehl, PhD

    Chair
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Strategic Advisor to the Director
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jad283@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0268

  • Paul L. Fox, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: foxp@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.8053

  • Hannah L. Gilmore , MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hannah.gilmore@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.7118

  • Candece L. Gladson, MD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: gladsoc@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.636.9493

  • Zihua Gong, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: gongz@ccf.org

  • Thomas A. Hamilton, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hamiltt@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.6246

  • Image of headshot of Peter Harte

    Peter J. Harte, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: peter.harte@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6417

  • Christopher Hine, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hinec@ccf.org

  • Ming Hu, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hum@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.5057

  • Christopher Hubert, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hubertc@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.6471

  • Dr. Mark Jackson

    Mark Jackson, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Training and Education
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Director, Cancer Biology Training Program
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mark.w.jackson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1276

  • Eckhard Jankowsky, PhD

    Associate Director
    Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: exj13@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3336

  • Ge Jin

    Ge Jin, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    School of Dental Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: ge.jin@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3791

  • Image of headshot of Fulai Jin

    Fulai Jin, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: fulai.jin@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1811

  • Portrait of Hung-Ying Kao

    Hung-Ying Kao, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: hung.kao@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1150

  • Image of headshot of Ruth Keri

    Ruth Keri, PhD

    The Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin MD and Constance C. Frackelton Professor in Cancer Research
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Vice Chair
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Principal Investigator
    Keri Lab
    School of Medicine
    Associate Director for Basic Research
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: ruth.keri@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1300

  • Portrait of Ahmad Khalil PhD

    Ahmad Khalil, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: ahmad.khalil@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0710

  • Portrait of Justin Lathia

    Justin D. Lathia, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: lathiaj@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.7475

  • Portrait of Moo-Yeal Lee

    Moo-Yeal Lee, PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: m.lee68@csuohio.edu

  • Jeongwu Lee, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: leej7@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.9834

  • Bibo Li , PhD

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: b.li37@csuohio.edu

    Phone: 216.687.2444

  • Portrait of Feng Lin

    Feng Lin, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: linf2@ccf.org

  • Paul Macdonald Head Shot

    Paul N. MacDonald, PhD

    Associate Dean for Graduate Education
    School of Medicine
    Director, Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program
    The Office of Graduate Education
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine

    Email: pnm2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.8668

  • Roger M. Macklis, MD

    Clinical Professor
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Roger.Macklis@Uhhospitals.org

  • Portrait of Danny Manor

    Danny Manor, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: dxm178@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6230

  • Image of headshot of Shigemi Matsuyama

    Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: sxm193@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5832

  • Portrait of Christine McDonald

    Christine L. McDonald, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mcdonac2@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.7058

  • Thomas M. McIntyre, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mcintyt@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.1048

  • Jason A. Mears headshot

    Jason A. Mears, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jam348@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3348

  • Marvin Nieman headshot

    Marvin T. Nieman, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: nieman@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0250

  • Portrait of Christine O'Connor

    Christine M. O'Connor, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: oconnoc6@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.0676

  • image of Nancy Oleinick

    Nancy Oleinick, PhD

    Professor Emerita
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: nlo@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1117

  • Portrait of Quintin Pan

    Quintin Pan, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology
    School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: quintin.pan@UHhospitals.org

  • Jun Qin, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: qinj@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.5392

  • Ofer Reizes , PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: reizeso@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.0880

  • Kurt Runge

    Kurt W. Runge, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: rungek@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.9771

  • Head shot of Helen Salz

    Helen Salz, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: helen.salz@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.2879

  • Profile of William Schiemann

    William P. Schiemann, PhD

    Goodman-Blum Professor in Cancer Research
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: William.Schiemann@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5763

  • Alvin H. Schmaier, MD

    Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: schmaier@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1172

  • Chirag Shah, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: shahc4@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.445.1068

  • Portrait of Khalid Sossey-Alaoui

    Khalid Sossey-Alaoui, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: kxs586@case.edu

    Phone: 216.778.5275

  • Portrait of George Stark

    George R. Stark , PhD

    Strategic Advisor to the Director
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    GU Malignancies Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: starkg@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.6062

  • Duncan Stearns, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Hematology and Oncology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: duncan.stearns@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0290

  • Portrait of Olga Stenina-Adognravi

    Olga Stenina-Adognravi, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: stenino@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.9057

  • Bin Su, PhD

    Adjunct Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: b.su@csuohio.edu

    Phone: 216.687.9219

  • Hoonkyo Suh, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: suhh2@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.5895

  • Portrait of Saba Valadkhan

    Saba Valadkhan, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: saba.valadkhan@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1068

  • Dr. Bing-Cheng Wang

    Bingcheng Wang, PhD

    John A. and Josephine B. Wootton Endowed Chair of Research and Professor
    Department of Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: bingcheng.wang@case.edu

    Phone: 216.778.4356

  • Image of headshot of Sichun Yang

    Sichun Yang, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Nutrition
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: sichun.yang@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.5793

  • Image of Vivien Yee

    Vivien C. Yee, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: vivien.yee@cwru.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1184

  • Portrait of Akihiro Yoshida

    Akihiro Yoshida, PhD

    Instructor
    Department of Biochemistry
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: axy234@case.edu

  • Portrait of Jennifer Yu

    Jennifer Yu , MD, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: yuj2@ccf.org

    Phone: 216.444.0852

  • Youwei Zhang Headshot

    Youwei Zhang, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: youwei.zhang@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.7588

  • Guang Zhou, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopaedics
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Molecular Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: guang.zhou@case.edu