Members & Collaborators

Director: Rosemary Rochford, PhD

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).

  • Alicia Bair, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Jiri Bem, MD
    Associate Professor
  • Edward Berry, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Biological energy transduction by membrane protein complexes, with emphasis on oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis.
  • Jeffrey Bogart, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:
    • Lung and prostate cancer
    • Clinical investigations through cooperative clinical trials
    • Chair: CALGB Radiation Oncology Committee
  • Gennady Bratslavsky, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:
    • Molecular imaging of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer
    • Progression of prostate and kidney cancer
    • Biomarkers, circulating tumor cells (CTCs)
  • Jayne Charlamb, MD, FACP, IBCLC
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Breast Cancer Prevention; Lactational Mastitis; Breast Cancer Survivorship

  • Lawrence Chin, MD
    Professor and Chair
  • Donald Cibula, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Health disparities, health-related behaviors and analysis of geospatial variation in health outcomes for populations

  • Robert Cooney, MD
    Professor and Chair
  • Robert Corona, DO,MBA,FCAP,FASCP
    Professor and Chair
  • Michael Cosgrove, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Epigenetic regulation of chromatin, Mixed Lineage Leukemia, structural biology, enzymology.

  • Timothy Damron, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
  • Eric Deshaies, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Neuroprotective strategies following subarachnoid hemorrhage, Cerebrospinal fluid proteomics, Cerebral aneurysm genetics, Ischemic stroke

  • Ola El-Zammar, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Thoracic oncology and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Joyce Farah, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Dr. Farah is responsible for overseeing clinical research trials pertaining to the field of dermatology.

  • Wenyi Feng, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Chromosomal DNA replication origins (location, timing and regulation), replication fork integrity and checkpoint regulation, genomic instability and chromosome fragility in both the yeast and human genome
  • Eileen Friedman, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: The role of the kinase Mirk/dyrk1B in solid tumors
  • Teresa Gentile, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Hematologic Malignancies
  • Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Structure and function of enzymes in estrogen and androgen biosynthesis; rational design of enzyme modulators in hormonal breast and prostate cancers; characterization of interphotoreceptor retinol binding proteins.
  • Stephen Graziano, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B with  J. Bogart, L. Kohman, S. Lemke, J. Wright, B. Poiesz, K. Zamkoff, S. Grethlein and T. Coyle.
  • Marvin Heyboer, MD, FACEP
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Hyperbaric Medicine
    Wound Healing
  • George Holz, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Drug development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Ying Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Oncogenic signaling in cellular transformation and apoptosis; tumor suppressor genes.
  • Sandra Hudson, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Huaiyu Hu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular studies of brain malformations.
  • Robert Hutchison, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Pathobiology of malignant lymphomas
  • Mohammed Jawed, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Chemoembolization

    Uterine Fibroid Embolization

  • Patricia Kane, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests: Vacuolar H+ATPases (structure, function, assembly and regulation), cellular pH homeostasis, cellular stress responses, protein sorting, genomics, yeast as a model system
  • Mitchell Karmel, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

     Computed Tomographic Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Interventional Oncology, Hypertension

     

  • William Kerr, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Transplant immunology and stem cell biology.
  • Leslie Kohman, MD, FACS
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests: All aspects of thoracic oncology and lung cancer. Clinical trials in solid organ cancers.
  • Mira Krendel, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Physiological functions of myosin motors and their roles in diabetic kidney disease and cancer
  • David Lehmann, MD, PharmD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Effect of drug metabolism on adverse drug reactions
  • Sheila Lemke, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical trials in Breast Cancer

  • Stewart Loh, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Protein engineering, design, and folding

  • Hong Lu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Gene regulation during liver development and carcinogenesis

    Drug metabolism, liver protection, cancer chemoprevention, and cancer therapy

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Nanomedicine, drug delivery, cancer imaging and cancer treatment; gene delivery and gene therapy, protein/peptide delivery. biomaterials in tissue engineering; combinatorial chemistry and drug discovery; High throughput screening; microarrays. 

  • Kristopher Maier, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Vascular disease, Vascular Complications in Diabetes, Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Intracellular Signaling

  • Kenneth Mann, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
  • Bryan Margulies, MS, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:
    • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology
    • Cell Migration and Cell Fate Choices
    • Endochondral Bone Growth
    • Orthopedic Tumor
  • William Marx, DO
    Professor
    Research Interests: Trauma; GERD; hernias; gallbladder disease; liver tumors; colon cancer; pancreatitis; stomach cancer; pancreas cancer
  • Mary McGrath, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Brain Imaging

    Thyroid Disease

    PET Imaging

  • Jennifer Moffat, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Varicella zoster pathogenesis.
  • Golam Mohi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Stem cell biology, cell signaling, hematopoiesis and blood cancer 
  • Christopher Morley, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Health Disparities, Medical Sociology, Med Education, Ethics, Research Methods, Behavioral Health, Genetics (See International Schizophrenia Consortium)
  • Megan Oest, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Orthopedic tissue engineering; angiogenesis & graft/implant viability; fetal basis of adult disease; intrauterine stem cell programming.
  • Nathaniel Ordway, MS, PE
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment

  • Arkadii Perzov, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Biophysical mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; fluorescence imaging.
  • Francesca Pignoni, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Neurogenesis; Retinal Progenitor Cells Specification and Proliferation; Genetic Control of Stem Cell Identity and Maintenance; Disease Genes Analysis in Drosophila
  • Bernard Poiesz, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Detection, quantification, and characterization of human retro-viruses, testing of antiviral compounds; understanding the biology of sarcomeric protiens.
  • Dawn Post, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cancer treatments. My lab is currently investigating two different cancer therapy approaches: (1) oncolytic viruses and (2) inhibitors of the EGFR/Her pathway.

  • Michael Princiotta, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Antigen processing and presentation; Cytotoxic T lymphocyte response to viral and bacterial infections
  • David Pruyne, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Biochemistry and cell biology of formins as actin cytoskeleton organizers, using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.
  • Jay Reeder, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Rosemary Rochford, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Etiology of viral-associated malignancies, gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis.
  • Paula Rosenbaum, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Pediatric and adult cancers, woman's health, and the role of environmental exposures in reproductive health, endocrine diseases and immunologic disorders, including allergies and asthma.
  • Mark Schmitt, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Ribonucleoprotein assembly and biogenesis; mitochondrial RNA import, mRNA degradation, cell cycle control
  • Rahul Seth, DO
    Assistant Professor
  • M Saeed Sheikh, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Apoptotic signal transduction and cancer biology.
  • Edward Shillitoe, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Gene therapy for cancer; Bacterial causes of obesity, diabetes and periodontal disease

  • Allen Silverstone, PhD
    Research Scientist
    Research Interests: How dioxins and estrogens and estrogenic compounds affect the immune system.
  • Jody Sima, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

    Primary care and cancer survivorship

  • Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Mechanisms of the actin cytoskeleton assembly and role of myosin-1 during endocytosis in fission yeast.
  • Telisa Stewart, DrPH
    Assistant Professor
  • Christopher Turner, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests: Regulation of cell migration by focal adhesion adapter proteins and their role in cancer cell metastasis.
  • Neerja Vajpayee, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Non-hodgkin lymphoma
  • Richard Veenstra, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Regulation of connexin-specific-gap-junctions; gap junction channel biophysics.
  • Ching Wang, PhD
    Emeritus
  • Dongliang Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Statistical genetics, clinical trials, nonparametric statistics, bootstrap methods, survival analysis.  

  • Guirong Wang, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Stephan Wilkens, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Structure and Mechanism of Membrane Bound Transport Proteins
  • Richard JH Wojcikiewicz, PhD
    Professor and Interim Chair
    Research Interests:

    Intracellular signaling via InsP3 receptors and their regulation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway and Bcl-2 family proteins.

  • Shengle Zhang, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular Oncology and its clinical application.