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Program Director


Jean Y J Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Wang is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus with a Return to Active Duty Appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.  Her current research focuses on solving the cell death mechanisms triggered by the inhibition of FEN1 in selective cohorts of cancers that acquire dependency of this endonuclease from genetic and epigenetic alterations in FEN1-synthetic lethal genes and pathways. 



   Steven-Dowdy, Ph.D. Pradipta Ghosh, MD

 Dr. Dowdy is a Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. His current research pertains to cell cycles, chemical biology, and the development of modified RNA for cancer therapy.  Dr. Ghosh is a Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine. Her lab researches signaling interphases between G-protein coupled, and tyrosine kinase receptors in cancer.


CBIO Faculty Mentors​ 

Ludmil Alexandrov, Ph.D.
Computational Cancer Biology, Etiology and Therapy
Hannah Carter, Ph.D.
Medicine Network Perturbing Cancer Mutations
Don Cleveland, Ph.D.CMM* Aneuploidy & Tumorigenesis
Arshad Desai, Ph.D.
CMM* Genome Segregation Fidelity in Mitosis
Jeffrey Esko, Ph.D.
Tumor Glycobiology
Stephanie Fraley, Ph.D.
Systems Medicine
Kelly Frazer, Ph.D.Pediatrics Functional Cancer Genomics, Genetic Markers for Tumor Sub-typing and Drug Response
 Xiang-Dong Fu, Ph.D.CMM* Regulated RNA Processing in Cancer
Frank Furnari, Ph.D.Pathology Gene Expression Networks in Glioma
J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D.Pharmacology Pathway-based Precision Cancer Therapy
Matthew Hangauer, Ph.D.
​Cancer Persister Cells in Resistance to Therapy
Olivier Harismendy, Ph.D.Medicine Cancer Genomics
Sven Heinz, Ph.D.Medicine Medical Epigenomics in CLL
Wendy Huang, Ph.D.CMM* Non-coding RNA in Immune Regulation
Trey Ideker, Ph.D.Medicine Network Directed Cancer Systems Biology, Computational Models of DNA Damage Response Network
Catriona Jamieson, MD, Ph.D.    Medicine Cancer Stem Cells & Drug Resistance
Thomas Kipps, MD, Ph.D.Medicine Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Pathogenesis, Novel Therapies
Richard Kolodner, Ph.D.
Genome Instability Suppressor Genes and Network
Jill Mesirov, Ph.D.Medicine Computational Cancer Genomics
Karen Oegema, Ph.D.CMM* Regulation of Cytoskeleton Dynamics in Mitosis
Bing Ren, Ph.D.CMM* Chromatin Domains and Long Range Regulation of Gene Expression
Debashis Sahoo, Ph.D.Pediatrics Boolean Mathematical Models for Cancer
Maike Sander, Ph.D.Pediatrics Pancreatic Development, Cell Type Specification, Neoplastic Transformation
​Jason Sicklick, MD
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
​Robert Signer, Ph.D.
​Medicine​​Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology
David Traver, Ph.D.CMM* Hematopoiesis & Leukemia
Karl Willert, Ph.D.
CMM* WMT Signaling in Stem Cells
Eugene Yeo, Ph.D.CMM* Gene Regulation by RNA-Binding Proteins
Huilin Zhou, Ph.D.CMM* Regulatory Genome Maintenance Pathways


*Cellular & Molecular Medicine