Participating Labs

Researcher Name Focus Area/Lab Name Description
Panagiotis (Panos) Z. Anastasiadis, Ph.D. Cell Adhesion and Metastasis Lab Investigates the mechanisms that cause loss of E-cadherin protein function in cancer cells and how E-cadherin accessory proteins promote cancer spread.
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.
DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D. Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Lab Investigates the pathogenesis of disease to discover novel therapies for patients with myocarditis and other cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.
Alan Fields, Ph.D. and Verline Justilien, Ph.D. Gastrointestinal cancers Interested in the role members of the protein kinase C (PKC) family of protein kinases play in the initiation, promotion and metastasis of colon and lung cancer.
Hugo Guerrero Cazares, M.D., Ph.D. and Rachel Sarabia Estrada, D.V.M., Ph.D. Neurogenesis and Brain Tumors Lab Studies the interaction of neural stem cells and brain tumors.
Baoan Ji, M.D., Ph.D. Pancreatic research Investigates novel therapeutic and preventative strategies for pancreatic inflammation and cancer.
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. 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.
Aneel Paulus, M.D., Ph.D. /Asher A. Chanan-Khan, M.D. Lab Hematologic cancer Researches biomolecular and immunologic mechanisms associated with drug resistance in B-cell cancers.
Evette S. Radisky, Ph.D. Cancer biology Research focused on the molecular recognition between proteases and protein protease inhibitors.
Abba C. Zubair, M.D., Ph.D. Stem cell research Seeking to identify and characterize normal and cancer stem cells to better understand chemotherapy resistance.