Graduate Training Program in Cancer Biology (T32 CA09594)

Program DirectorKay Macleod

Administrator: Lisa Abston-Leftridge 
Phone: 4-3899
Fax: 2-6864

Openings: 8 Predoctoral, 0 Postdoctoral

The program offers an interdisciplinary regimen of studies leading to the Ph.D. in preparation for research and teaching in this field. The program offers a broad curriculum and research training in a diverse area of fields pertaining to cancer. Areas of training include: cancer biology; cell biology; molecular genetics; biochemistry; pathogenesis of cancer; chromosomal rearrangements; oncogenic transformation; growth control; herpes and papilloma virus biology; immunology; and carcinogenesis. In addition to formal coursework, discussion and research, trainees present their research in bi-weekly cancer biology research seminars, the annual cluster retreat, and interact with invited speakers for the seminar series. The program also offers its students the opportunity to attend national meetings and cancer biology workshops.

Training Faculty:

  • Macleod, Kay: Autophagy and Mitochondrial Integrity in Tumorigenesis
  • Adams, Erin: Understanding how events at the molecular level allow the immune system to discriminate between self and non-self; the molecular recognition mechanisms of unconventional T cells
  • Ahsan, Habibul: Environmental and genetic factors in cancer, cancer prevention in humans
  • Becker, Lev: Dissecting mechanisms by which macrophages contribute to disease using systems, immunological, and functional approaches
  • Bishop, Douglas: Meiotic recombination and recombination repair of DNA damage
  • Cohn, Susan: Biology of nueroblastoma and potential therapeutic targets
  • Conzen, Suzanne: Mammary epithelial cells; ubiquitin modification in regulating kinase activity
  • Dolan, M. Eileen: Pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents
  • Du, Wei: Rb Tumor Suppressor, control of cell proliferation and differentiation
  • Gajewski, Thomas: Regulation of T lymphocyte aviation and differentiation, anti-tumor immunity in vivo
  • Godley, Lucy: DNMT3B in cancer cells; molecular events with hematopoietic malignancies
  • Greene, Geoffrey: Female Steroid Hormones and Nuclear Receptors, Novel SERMs
  • Halpern, Howard: Tissue oxygen imaging in vivo with MRI, primarily electron paramagnetic resonance
  • He, Yu-Ying: Genomic stability in skin cells
  • Karczmar, Gregory: Early detection of breast and prostate cancer
  • Kee, Barbara: Transcriptional regulation of hematopoietic development
  • Kline, Justin: Overcoming barriers to immune resistance mechanisms in tumors
  • Kron, Stephen: Cell cycle checkpoints
  • LeBeau, Michelle: Chromosomal abnormalities in tumors; cooperating mutations and genetic pathways leading to transformation
  • Lengyel, Ernst: Ovarian cancer invasion and metastasis, novel targets for treatment
  • Lin, Anning: Nof protein kinase-mediated signal transduction in inflammation, apoptosis, and neoplastic transformation
  • McNerney, Megan: Genomic and molecular pathology; hematopoietic malignancy genomics
  • Olopade, Olofunmilayo: Molecular genetics of breast cancer, tumor suppressor genes, oncogene amplification
  • Rebay, Ilaria: Receptor tyrosine kinase signal transduction; transcriptional regulatory circuitries in development and disease
  • Rosner, Marsha: Signaling cascades regulating cell growth, metastasis, or cell death
  • Savage, Peter: Tumor-associated T cell responses in mouse models of spontaneous cancer
  • Schreiber, Hans: Tumor immunology, progression, variants; T-cell clones, molecular genetics of tumor antigens
  • Thirman, Michael: Role of MLL and ELL in the developmnt of acute leukemia
  • Vander Griend, Donald: Prostate stem cells and their role in development of prostate diseases, such as prostate cancer and BPH
  • Weichselbaum, Ralph: Signal transduction pathways following exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Wickrema, Amittha: Singlaing pathways regulating normal and malignant hematopoiesis
  • Wu, Xiaoyang: Somatic stem cells in skin
  • Zhao, Yingming: Laboratory o f proteomics and protein post-translational modification
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