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

Fadi Abdul-Karim, MD
Professor, Pathology

Alexandru Almasan, PhD
Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program
Professor, Cancer Biology, Radiation Oncology

Suneel Apte, MBBS, DPhil
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering 

Joshua Arbesman, MD
Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Shideng Bao, PhD
Associate Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

G. Valentin Börner, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Matthias Buck, PhD
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics

Cathleen Carlin, PhD
Professor, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Jeffery Coller, PhD
Professor, Center for RNA Molecular Biology

Ronald A. Conlon, PhD
Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD
Professor, Inflammation and Immunity

J. Alan Diehl, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biochemistry

Thomas T. Egelhoff, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology

Paul L. Fox, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology

Hannah L. Gilmore, MD
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology

Candece L. Gladson, MD
Professor, Cancer Biology

Zihua Gong, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology

Thomas A. Hamilton, PhD
Professor, Immunology

Peter J. Harte, PhD
Professor, Genetics

Christopher Hine, PhD
Assistant Staff, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences

Ming Hu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences

Christopher Hubert, PhD
Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering

Mark W. Jackson, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Eckhard Jankowsky, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry

Fulai Jin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics & Genome Sciences

Ge Jin, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Hung-Ying Kao, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry

Ruth A. Keri, PhD
Associate Director for Basic Research
Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology

Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

Justin D. Lathia, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program

Jeongwu Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Moo-Real Lee, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine
Member, Molecular Oncology Program

Bibo Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Yong Li, PhD
Professor, Cancer Biology

Feng Lin, PhD
Professor, Inflammation and Immunity

James K. Liu, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosciences

Paul N. MacDonald, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology

Roger Macklis, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology

Danny Manor, PhD
Associate Professor, Nutrition

Shigemi Matsuyama, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Christine L. McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

Thomas M. McIntyre, PhD
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Jason A. Mears, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Marvin T. Nieman, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology

Christine O'Connor, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genomic Medicine

Nancy Oleinick, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology

Quintin Pan, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology
Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program 

Jun Qin, PhD
Professor, Molecular Cardiology

Ofer Reizes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology

Kurt W. Runge, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics

Helen Salz, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Genome Medicine

William P. Schiemann, PhD
Professor, General Medical Sciences-Oncology

Alvin H. Schmaier, MD
Professor, Hematology and Oncology

Ganes C. Sen, PhD
Professor, Molecular Genetics

Chirag Shah, MD
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Khalid Sossey-Alaoui, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine

George R. Stark, PhD
Professor, Molecular Genetics

Duncan Stearns, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology

Olga Stenina-Adognravi PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Cardiology

Bin Su, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Hoonkyo Suh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosciences

Derek J. Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology

Saba Valadkhan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Bingcheng Wang, PhD
Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program
Professor, Medicine-Nephrology

Sichun Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Vivien C. Yee, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry

Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology and Stem Cell Biology

Youwei Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology

Guang Zhou, PhD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics