PhD Trainers

Location Key

  • BRB - Biomedical Research Building
  • IP - Institute of Pathology
  • WRB - Wolstein Research Building
  • SOM - School of Medicine
  • LRI - Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic
  • MHMC - MetroHealth Medical Center
  • RBC - Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital
  • TCC - Taussig Cancer Center at CCF
  • UHCMC - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Wood - Harland G. Wood Building
  • VAMC - Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

Track Key

  • CBTP - Cancer Biology Training Program
  • ITP - Immunology Training Program
  • MCBDTP - Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease Training Program

Active PhD Trainers

Faculty with potential slots for PhD students. 

Name Department & Location Email Phone Tracks
Abbott, Derek M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 6533 216.368.8564 CBTP, ITP, MCBDTP
Adoro, Stanley, Ph.D.

Pathology 216.368.4712 CBTP, ITP
Almasan, Alex Ph.D. Cancer Biology
LRI NB40 216.444.9970 CBTP
Anthony, Jr., Donald D. M.D., Ph.D. Rheumatology
BRB 1028 216.368.3540 ITP
Bonomo, Robert M.D. Infectious Diseases
VAMC 216.791.3800
Ext. 4399
Boom, W. Henry M.D. Infectious Diseases
BRB 1031 216.368.4844 ITP
Boron, Walter, Ph.D. Physiology & Biophysics     MCBDTP
Brady-Kalnay, Susann Ph.D. Molecular Biology & Microbiology
SOM W214B 216.368.0330 CBTP
Canaday, David M.D. Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
BRB 10th Floor 216.368.8901 ITP

Chakrapani, Sudha, Ph.D.

Physiology & Biophysics     MCBDTP M.S.-B
Chance, Mark R. Ph.D. Vice Dean for Research
BRB 930 216.368.3812 ITP
Chen, Shu Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5533 216.368.8925 MCBDTP
Cobb, Brian Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 6532 216.368.1263 ITP
Cominelli, Fabio, M.D., Ph.D. Medicine
Wearn 253A 216.844.7344 ITP
Cooper, Kevin D. M.D. Dermatology
Lakeside 3500 216.844.3111 CBTP, ITP
Danielpour, David Ph.D. Cancer Center
WRB 3532 216.368.5670 CBTP
Dent, Arlene, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology     ITP
Distelhorst, Clark M.D. Hematology/Oncology
WRB 3133 216.368.4546 CBTP
Dubyak, George Ph.D. Physiology/Biophysics
SOM E535 216.368.5523 ITP
Eng, Charis M.D., Ph.D., FACP Cancer Genomic Medicine
LRI NE50 216.444.3440 CBTP
Erzurum, Serpil, M.D. Inflammation & Immunity
Fairchild, Robert L. Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NB379 216.444.3146 ITP
Finke, James H. Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NE40 216.444.5186 ITP
Fox, Paul L. Ph.D. Cell Biology
LRI NC10 216.444.8053 MCBDTP
Gerson, Stanton M.D. Hematology/Oncology
WRB 2133 216.368.1176 CBTP
Ghannoum, Mahmoud, Ph.D. Dermatology     M.S.-B
Greenfield, Edward M. Ph.D. Orthopaedics
BRB 331 216.368.1331 CBTP, ITP, MCBDTP
Gupta, Neetu, Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NE40 216.444.7455 ITP
Harding, Clifford V. M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 6522 216.368.3611 ITP
Hazen, Stanley M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Medicine
LRI NE10 216.445.9763 MCBDTP
Hise, Amy, M.D. Pathology     ITP
Huang, Alex M.D., Ph.D. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
WRB 6528 216.368.1271 CBTP, ITP
Huang, Emina M.D. Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
LRI 216.442.5097 CBTP
Huang, Stanley, Ph.D. Pathology     ITP
Jackson, Mark Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 3134 216.368.1276 CBTP
Jain, Mukesh, M.D. Case Cardiovascular Institute
WRB 4522 216.368.2036 MCBDTP
Karn, Jonathan, M.D., Ph.D. Molecular Biology & Microbiology     ITP
Kazura, James W. M.D. Center for Global Health
BRB 431 216.368.4810 ITP
Keri, Ruth Ph.D. Pharmacology
Wood RT.308 216.368.3495 CBTP
King, Christopher M.D., Ph.D. Center for Global Health
BRB 421 216.368.4817 ITP
Kong, Qingzhong, Ph.D. Pathology     MCBDTPM.S.-B
Lathia, Justin, Ph.D.

Cellular & Molecular Medicine

Lederman, Michael M.D. Infectious Diseases
Foley 301D 216.844.8786 ITP
Letterio, John M.D. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
RBC 340 216.844.3345 CBTP, ITP
Levine, Alan Ph.D. Gastroenterology
BRB 426 216.368.0342 CBTP, ITP
Li, Xiaoxia Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NE40 216.445.8076 ITP
Maciejewski, Jaroslaw M.D., Ph.D. Taussig Cancer Center
R35 216.445.5963 CBTP
Manor, Danny Ph.D. Nutrition
Wood 600 216.368.6230 CBTP, MCBDTP
Markowitz, Sanford M.D., Ph.D. Hematology/Oncology
WRB 3128 216.368.1976 CBTP
McCrae, Keith M.D. Hematology/Oncology
Taussig Cancer Center CCF 216.445.8185 CBTP
Mears, Jason, Ph.D. Pharmacology     ITP
Mei, Lin, Ph.D. Neurosciences    


Min, Booki D.V.M., Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NB30 216.445.3126 ITP
Montano, Monica Ph.D. Pharmacology
Wood W.367 216.368.3378 CBTP
Nagy, Laura, Ph.D.

Inflammation & Immunity



Parameswaran, Reshmi, Ph.D. Case Comprehensive Cancer Center reshmi.parameswaran
216.368.2435 CBTP
Pieper, Andrew, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry     MCBDTP
Pizarro, Theresa, Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5534 216.368.3306 ITP
Popkin, Daniel, M.D., Ph.D. Dermatology     ITP
Qi, Xin 
Physiology & Biophysics     MCBDTP
Ramakrishnan, Parameswaran, Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 6526
216.368.2387 ITP
Ramirez-Bergeron, Diana, Ph.D. Cardiovascular Research Institute
WRB 4532 216.368.2036 MCBDTP
Safar, Jiri, M.D. Pathology
IP 406 216.368.4609 MCBDTP
Scacheri, Peter C. Ph.D. Genetics
BRB 627 216.368.3458 CBTP
Schaffer, Ashleigh, Ph.D. Genetics & Genome Sciences     MCBDTP
Schiemann, William P. Ph.D. Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
WRB 2131 216.368.5763 CBTP
Schmaier, Alvin M.D. Hematology/Oncology
WRB 2130 216.368.1172 CBTP
Sekaly, Rafick-Pierre, Ph.D. Pathology     ITP
Sen, Ganes Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NE20 216.444.0636 ITP
Sen Gupta, Anirban, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering     MCBDTP
Sieg, Scott Ph.D. Infectious Diseases
Wood G38B 216.368.6594 ITP
Silver, Jerry, Ph.D. Neurosciences    


Silverman, Robert Ph.D. Cancer Biology
LRI NB40 216.445.9650 CBTP
Smith, Jonathan Ph.D. Cell Biology
LRI NC10 216.444.2248 MCBDTP
Stark, George R. Ph.D., F.R.S. Cancer Biology
LRI, NE2-306 216.444.3900 CBTP, ITP
Subauste, Carlos M.D. Ophthalmology
IP 115 216.368.2785 ITP
Surewicz, Witold K. Ph.D. Physiology/Biophysics
Wood E643 216.368.0139 MCBDTP
Tesar, Paul, Ph.D. Genetics & Genome Sciences     MCBDTP
Tilton, John "Chip", Ph.D. Nutrition     M.S.-A
Trapp, Bruce, Ph.D. Neurosciences
Valujskikh, Anna
Inflammation & Immunity
Wald, David M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 3530 216.368.5668 CBTP, ITP, MCBDTP
Wang, Bingcheng Ph.D. Pharmacology
Rammelkamp Center for Research, R421 216.778.4256 CBTP, MCBDTP
Wang, Xinglong, Ph.D. Pathology     MCBDTP
Wang, Zhenghe Ph.D. Genetics
WRB 3120 216.368.0446 CBTP
Wearsch, Pamela, Ph.D. Pathology     M.S.-A.
Anthony, M.D., Ph.D.
Genetics & Genome Sciences     MCBDTP
Xiao, Sam Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 6533 216.368.3330 ITP
Xiong, Wen-Cheng, Ph.D. Neurosciences     MCBDTP
Zhou, Lan, M.D. Pathology
WRB 6527 216.368.1671 CBTP
Zhu, Xiongwei Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5122 216.368.5903 MCBDTP
Ziats, Nicholas, Ph.D. Pathology     M.S.-A
Zigmond, Richard, Ph.D. Neurosciences     MCBDTP
Zimmerman, Peter Ph.D. Center for Global Health
BRB 426 216.368.0508 ITP
Zou, Wen-Quan M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
IP 403 216.368.8993 MCBDTP

Other Program Faculty

Includes program advisors, teaching faculty and trainers not currently accepting new students.

Name Department & Location Email Phone Tracks
Anderson, James M. M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5105 216.368.0279 MCBDTP
Emancipator, Steven N. M.D.
WRB 5134 216.368.1598 ITP
Gambetti, Pierluigi M.D. Pathology
IP 419 216.368.0587 MCBDTP
Greenspan, Neil S. M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5130 216.368.1280 ITP
Hamilton, Thomas A. Ph.D. Immunology
LRI NB30 216.444.6246 ITP
Hamlin, Clive Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5529 216.368.0512 ITP, MCBDTP
Huang, Yung Ph.D.
IP 519 216.844.8611 ITP, MCBDTP
Kaplan, David M.D., Ph.D.
WRB 5132 216.368.1279 CBTP, ITP
Kong, Qingzhong Ph.D. Pathology
IP 405 216.368.1756 MCBDTP
Medof, M. Edward M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
IP 301 216.368.5434 ITP
Meyerson, Howard M.D. Pathology
Bishop 568 216.844.1848 CBTP, ITP
Nedrud, John G. Ph.D.
WRB 5133 216.368.1280 ITP
Petersen, Robert Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
WRB 5126 216.368.6709 MCBDTP
Tartakoff, Alan M. Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5533 216.368.5544 MCBDTP
Sy, Man-Sun Ph.D. Pathology
WRB 5131 216.368.1268 ITP
Veigl, Martina Ph.D. Cancer Center
WRB 3132 216.368.5689 CBTP