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Program Director


Jean Wang, Ph.D.

Dr. Wang is a professor of Medicine and of Molecular Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences. She currently researches death mechanisms activated by DNA damage, and metabolic stress in p53-Deficient Cancer Cells.  



   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 an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine. Her lab researches signaling interphases between G-protein coupled, and tyrosine kinase receptors in cancer.


 Executive Committee Member

Richard Kolodner, Ph.D.
Dr. Kolodner is a professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine. He is currently working on cancer genome instability, cause, and targeted therapy. 




Other Faculty Mentors


Ludmil Alexandrov, Ph.D.


Computational Cancer Biology, Etiology and Therapy

Rafael Bejar, MD, Ph.D.
​Genetics of Myeloid Malignancies

Hannah Carter, Ph.D.


Network Perturbing Cancer Mutations

Don Cleveland, Ph.D.CMM*

Aneuploidy & Tumorigenesis

Arshad Desai, Ph.D.CMM*

Genome Segregation Fidelity in Mitosis

Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D.​Pathology 

Liver Tumorigenesis & Leukemogenesis

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
Jill Mesirov, Ph.D.Medicine Computational Cancer Genomics
Paul Mischel, MDPathology Cancer Signaling & Metabolism
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
​Jeremy Rich, MD
​Glioblastoma Stem Cells
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
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