Basic Medical Research Training in Oncology (T32 CA09566)

Basic Medical Research Training in Oncology (T32 CA09566)

Program DirectorOlufunmilayo Olopade and Walter Stadler

Administrator:  Amy Trammell
Phone: 2-5751

Openings: 0 Predoctoral, 6 Postdoctoral

Medical Oncology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that concerns itself with the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of malignant diseases. The emphasis is on the use of systemic therapies that include chemotherapy and biologics. Fundamental research includes cancer genetics, cancer cytogenetics, molecular oncology, and cancer pharmacology. The purpose of this program is to provide training to board-certified or board-eligible internists who desire to become the physician-scientists of the future and who want to maintain a full-time academic focus.

Training Faculty

  • Adams, ErinImmune system molecular recognition mechanisms
  • Ahsan, Habibul: Understanding of environmental and genetic factors and their interplay in cancer
  • Arora, Vineet: Understanding and improving the learning environment for medical trainees and the quality and safety of care delivered to hospitalized patients
  • Chang, EugeneIBD Host-microbial interactions; Epithelial biology and pathobiology; Intestinal Microbiome
  • Chmura, StevenBrain, breast, and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Clark, Marcus: Arthritis and autoimmune diseases
  • Cohen, Kenneth: Lymphoma and blood clotting disorders
  • Cohn, SusanPediatric Cancers
  • Dignam, JamesBiostatistics
  • Dolan, M. EileenDrug Development
  • Fleming, Gini: Breast Cancer
  • Gajewski, ThomasMelanoma
  • Godley, LucyThe role of aberrant DNMT3B isoforms in mediating the DNA methylation changes of human tumors; the role of hydroxymethylation in human tumorigenesis; inherited forms of hematopoietic malignancies
  • Grossman, Robert : Informatics and Data Intensive Computing
  • He, ChuanChemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry and biology, epigenetics, and bioinorganic chemistry
  • Henderson, TaraSecond cancers in childhood cancer survivors
  • Huo, DezhengEtiology and outcome ofcancer, in particular breast cancer Genetic Epidemiology Health Disparities
  • Kee, BarbaraMechanisms of lymphocyte development
  • Kim, KarenColorectal cancer, hepatitis B, and women's health issues
  • Kindler, HedyGI Stromal Tumors​
  • Kline, JustinImmunology
  • Kron, StephenDissecting DNA Damage Response In Cancer and Normal Tissue as a Route to Enhancing the Efficacy of Genotoxic Therapy
  • Lauderdale, DianeEpidemiology Social epidemiology Epidemiological methods Epidemiology of MRSA
  • LeBeau, Michelle: Leukemia
  • Lengyel, ErnstGynecologic malignancies specifically, ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers
  • Macleod, KayRegulation of Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Cell Death by the RB Tumor Suppressor in Response to Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage
  • Meltzer, David: Health economics and outcomes research
  • Mutlu, GokhanLung injury, inflammation, repair and fibrosis
  • Nanda, Rita: Novel treatment of breast cancer​
  • Odenike, OlatoyosiDeveloping novel therapeutic agents for acute and chronic leukemias and chronic myeloproliferative diseases
  • O'Donnell, PeterGenitourinary malignancies; Discovery and implementation of pharmacogenomic determinants governing drug response and toxicity, especially in bladder cancer
  • Olopade, OlufunmilayoBreast cancer; cancer risk assessment; cancer prevention
  • Patnaik, AkashGenitourinary Oncology
  • Pierce, BrandonFactors in cancer risk and prognosis
  • Polite, BlaseGastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Ratain, Mark: Development of new oncology drugs and diagnostics, Pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, Clinical trial methodology
  • Rosner, MarshaSignaling
  • Schreiber, HansTumor Immunology; Tumor Progression, Tumor -Specific T -cell Clones; Characterization of Tumor Variants; Molecular Genetics of Tumor Antigens
  • Siegler, Mark: Ethics
  • Smith, Sonali: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Solway, JulianAsthma, Lung Diseases
  • Stadler, WalterGU Oncology
  • Stock, WendyLeukemia
  • Swartz, MelodyHow lymphatic vessels contribute to adaptive immunity
  • Szmulewitz, RussellEvolution and management of castrationresistant prostate cancer
  • Vokes, EverettHead and Neck Cancer
  • Weichselbaum, RalphHead and Neck Cancer
  • Wickrema, AmitthaUnderstanding of signaling pathways regulating normal and malignant hematopoiesis, Myeloma
  • Yamada, Diane: Gynecologic cancers