Cancer Research

The following faculty members in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of cancer:

  1. Daniel D. Billadeau, Ph.D. — Proteins and molecular pathways of pancreatic cancer
  2. Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D. — Breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer, with a specific focus on familial and inherited forms of these diseases
  3. Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D. — Identification of genes and translocated proteins to understand cancer development
  4. Haojie Huang, Ph.D. — Prostate cancer
  5. Robert B. Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D. — Genetic aspects of human brain tumors and prostate cancer
  6. David J. Katzmann, Ph.D.Protein sorting and receptor downregulation
  7. Edward B. Leof, Ph.D. — Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)
  8. Kun Ling, Ph.D.Cell adhesion and migration
  9. Louis (Jim) J. Maher, III, Ph.D. — Molecular basis for familial paraganglioma
  10. Mark A. McNiven, Ph.D.Cytoskeletal membrane dynamics
  11. Georges Mer, Ph.D. — Structural biology with relevance to cancer, neurological diseases and epigenetics
  12. Debabrata (Dev) Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.Tumor angiogenesis and vascular biology
  13. Larry R. Pease, Ph.D. — Cancer immunology and immunotherapy
  14. Jeffrey L. Salisbury, Ph.D. — Role of the protein centrin in cancer
  15. Raul A. Urrutia, Ph.D. — Molecular mechanisms of pancreatic morphogenesis and cancer
  16. Jan van Deursen, Ph.D. — Transcriptional coactivators in normal and neoplastic growth