Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Prorgram

immunofluorescent microscopy image of tissue factor (a coagulation protein) expression on a human breast cancer cell line, Dr. Tracy Stokol  

Research


Cancer Biology Research

lung compositeCancer is a disease that does not discriminate among species; it affects animals and humans alike. Research being done at the College involves all aspects of cancer biology and numerous scientific approaches, including nanotechnology, stem cell research and genomics. Translational studies involving collaborations between researchers and clinicians are crucial in the fight against cancer.

Cancer Researchers

Faculty Research area(s) Graduate Field Membership
(Follow links to Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields)
Carl A. Batt
Carl A. Batt
rapid diagnostic methods; molecular epidemiology Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering;
Electrical & Computer Engineering;
Food Science & Technology;
Microbiology
Paul R. Bowser
Paul R. Bowser
diseases of fish; fish health and management Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Margaret Bynoe
Margaret Bynoe
cellular and molecular medicine; infectious diseases; molecular basis of antigen-induced immune suppression; modulation of innate immune system response in immunity against cancer Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
James W. Casey
James W. Casey
molecular virology; retrovirology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Environmental Toxicology
Richard A. Cerione
Richard A. Cerione
signal transduction growth factor receptors; protein structure; drug design and chemical biology; signaling cues that direct cell proliferation, differentiation and development Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Pharmacology
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Biophysics;
Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Paula E. Cohen
Paula E. Cohen

etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Genetics, Genomics and Development;
Genomics
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology;
Pharmacology
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genomics;
Neurobiology & Behavior
Scott Coonrod
Scott Coonrod
reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Brian Crane
Brian R. Crane
metalloenzym structure and catalysis; protein electron transfer; nitric oxide enzymology; bacterial chemotaxis; circadian clock photo sensors Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Biophysics;
Chemistry & Chemical Biology   
Matthew deLisa
Matthew deLisa
molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology;
Biomedical Engineering;
Chemical Engineering
Gerald E. Duhamel
Gerald E. Duhamel
mechanisms of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on molecular mechanisms of bacterial infections in animal models of human diseases; host-pathogen relationships Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Scott Emr
Scott Emr
regulation of cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways by phosphoinositide kinases, protein kinases, selective ubiquitin modifications, and vesicle-mediated transport reactions. Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biomedical Engineering
Patricia A. Johnson
Patricia A. Johnson
endocrinology; reproductive biology Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Animal Science
Natasza Kurpios
Natasza Kurpios
tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Pharmacology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
understanding innate immunity from the inside out; toll-like receptors; signaling; dendritic cells; controlling microbial infection Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
libert
Sergiy Libert
Mice; molecular biology of agine, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;                 Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Maurine Linder
Maurine Linder
signaling factors that shape gut morphology during development Pharmacology
locasale
Jason Locasale
Cancer metabolism; systems pharmacology; computational biology; metabolomics; cancer genetics Pharmacology
Sean P. McDonough
Sean P. McDonough
use of contemporary methods to explore lymphocyte function in spontaneous veterinary disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Alexander Nikitin
Alexander Nikitin
genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Environmental Toxicology
Robert Oswald
Robert Oswald
ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Pharmacology;
Biophysics;
Neurobiology & Behavior
Andrea Quaroni
Andrea Quaroni
cellular differentiation and growth regulation of intestinal cells Molecular & Integrative Physiology
John Schimenti
John Schimenti
mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development;
Genomics
Carolyn Sevier
Carolyn Sevier
signalling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Pharmacology
Tracy Stokol
Tracy Stokol
hematopoietic and hemostatic disorders in animals; mechanisms of cancer metastasis Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Bud C. Tennant
Bud C. Tennant
comparative gastroenterology Comparative Biomedical Sciences
gerlinde
Gerlinde Van de Walle
alphaherpesvirus pathogenesis; basic biology/immunology of mesencymal stem cells for regenerative therapy; mammary gland stem cell biology and carcinogenesis Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Watt W. Webb
Watt W. Webb
biophysics of cell surfaces; dynamics of biophysical processes in living cells using physical optics Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Pharmacology
;
Applied Physics;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology; Biomedical Engineering;
Biophysics;
Materials Science & Engineering;
Physics
Robert S. Weiss
Robert S. Weiss
genomic maintenance mechanisms; cell cycle checkpoints; molecular responses to genomic stress; mouse models of genomic instability Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Environmental Toxicology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development;
Genomics
Andrew Yen
Andrew Yen
leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Environmental Toxicology