Participating Labs

Researcher Name Focus Area/Lab Name Description
Baoan Ji, M.D., Ph.D. Pancreatic research Investigates novel therapeutic and preventive strategies for pancreatic inflammation and cancer.
John A. Copland III, Ph.D. Cancer Biology and Translational Oncogenomics Lab Researches renal, thyroid and breast cancer with a focus on molecular signaling pathways and molecular-targeted therapeutics.
Keith L. Knutson, Ph.D. Immunology and immunotherapy of breast and ovarian cancer Focuses on basic, translational, and clinical application of vaccines for the treatment and prevention of breast and ovarian cancers.
Pamela J. McLean, Ph.D. Neuroscience/Neurobiology of Parkinson's Disease Lab Studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and related disorders.
Debabrata (Dev) Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. Tumor Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology Lab Studies how new blood vessels develop in tumor formation and cardiovascular diseases. Formats targeted drug delivery and translational nanomedicine for cancer and other diseases.
Melissa E. Murray, Ph.D. Neuropathology and Microscopy Lab Investigates the neuropathology underlying neuroimaging changes across neurodegenerative disorders with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease.
Tushar C. Patel, M.B., Ch.B. Liver Cancer Research /Molecular Hepatology Lab Studies new target molecules and mechanisms for liver disease and cancers, based on extracellular RNA and RNA genes.
Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. Neurodegenerative Diseases Lab Studies the cellular mechanisms that cause neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, ALS and Parkinson's disease.
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.; Rachel Sarabia Estrada, D.V.M., Ph.D. NMT (Neurosurgery Mentorship Team) Brain Tumor Stem Cell Research Lab Researches mechanisms of cancer cell migration and stem cell therapy for brain tumor patients.
Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D. Neurogenesis and Brain Tumors Lab Studies the interaction of neural stem cells and brain tumors.