Cancer Cell Signaling Program Members

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Cancer Cell Signaling Program Members

Program Leaders

David L. Brautigan, PhD, Program Co-Leader
Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology,  and Internal Medicine and Director, Center for Cell Signaling
Protein Phosphatases and kinase in cell cycle control.

J. Thomas Parsons, PhD, Program Co-Leader
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Growth factor and adhesion signaling.

 

Full Program Members

Kumari Andarawewa, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

DNA damage, Microenvironment, chemo & radiosensitization, integrin signaling, melanoma and prostate cancer.

Todd W. Bauer, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Pancreatic cancer in vivo models and molecular analysis.

Brett R. Blackman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Mechanics of vascular flow, angiogenesis.

James E. Casanova, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
Role of small GTPases in membrane dynamics.

J. David Castle, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Intracellular vesicle trafficking and receptor internalization.

Stephen Culp, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology 

Molecular characterization of renal cell carcinoma, Resistance to targeted therapy in kidney cancer, Development of xenograft models in kidney and bladder cancer

Jay W. Fox, PhD

Professor and Assistant Dean of Research Support, Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Tumor-stromal interactions.

Daniel G. Gioeli, PhD
Associate Professor of Research, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer.

Robert M. Grainger, PhD
Professor of Biology
Morphogenesis, development and genomics.

Barry M. Gumbiner, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology

Cell Adhesion and Morphogenesis; Cancer mechanisms; Cadherins and catenins; Hippo signaling pathway

Michael A. Harding, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research, Urology

Alan F. (Rick) Horwitz, PhD

Professor of Cell Biology
Cell adhesion and migration.

Mark J. Jameson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Biology and treatment of head and neck cancers.


David Kashatus, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Interaction of oncogenes with mitochondrial dynamics machinery

Christopher Moskaluk, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Molecular pathogenesis of human cancers.

Gary K. Owens, PhD

Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics
Tissue differentiation and epithelial mesenchymal transition.

Jason A. Papin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Systems biology in cancer models.

Lucy F. Pemberton, PhD
Associate Professor
Histone chaperones, nuclear import, epigenetics.

Erica E. Ramsadale, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology
Outcomes in older cancer patients, GI cancers

Neveen Said, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research, Urology

Dennis J. Templeton, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology
Chemoprovention and kinase signaling.

Scott B. Vande Pol, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Papilloma virus oncogenes and tumor suppressors.

Michael J. Weber, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
MAP kinase signaling, combinatorial drug therapies for melanoma.

 

Associate Program Members

Gary Balian, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Bone differentiation and stem cells.

Jeffrey T. Corwin, PhD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology and Neurosciences
Mechano-sensing and stem-cell regeneration.

Zheng "John" Fu, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine , Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Protein Phosphorylation and Gastrointestinal Cancer Cell Signaling.

Kyle Hoehn, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology

Julianne J. Sando, PhD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Protein Kinase C signaling.

Dorothy A. Schafer, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Cytoskeleton and cell migration.