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Cancer Biology

Faculty Research area(s)

Nicolas Buchon
Host/microbe relationships and control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease - lab

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

James W. Casey
Molecular virology; retrovirology

Richard A. Cerione
Signal transduction growth factor receptors; protein structure; drug design and chemical biology; signaling cues that direct cell proliferation, differentiation and development - lab


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 - lab

Ruth Collins
Pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control - lab

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

Brian R. Crane
Metalloenzym structure and catalysis; protein electron transfer; nitric oxide enzymology; bacterial chemotaxis; circadian clock photo sensors - lab

Charles Danko
Medical genetics and genomics and cancer biology research

Matthew DeLisa
Molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering - lab

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

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy - lab

Kelly Hume 

Cancer biology; veterinary oncology; clinical oncology; molecular oncology; DNA damage; chemosensitivity and novel therapeutics


Patricia A. Johnson
Endocrinology; reproductive biology

Natasza Kurpios
Tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer - lab

Jan Lammerding
Cellular biomechanics; mechanotransduction; cell migration; muscular dystrophy and cancer cell biology - lab

Cynthia Leifer
Understanding innate immunity from the receptors that detect microbes to how innate immune cells react to changes in their environment during inflammatory processes - lab

Maurine Linder
Regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation

Angela McCleary-Wheeler

Companion animal models of cancer; hedgehog signaling; epigenetics; novel therapeutics


Sean P. McDonough
Use of contemporary methods to explore lymphocyte function in spontaneous veterinary disease

Andrew Miller 

Anatomic pathology; small and large animal neuropathology; CNS tumorigenesis; disease diagnostics; stem cell pathology - lab


Alexander Nikitin
Stem cells and cancer; pathogenesis of ovarian and prostate cancers; modeling of human disease in genetically modified mice and human organoids - lab

Robert Oswald
Ion channel receptor/ligand interactions; NMR and molecular dynamics; molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction

Kristy Richards
Immuno-oncology; monoclonal antibodies; genetic mechanisms of resistance; personalized medicine; comparative oncogenomics; novel therapeutic development

Luis Schang
Role of cellular protein, lipids, and glycans play in viral infection

John Schimenti
Genetics of reproduction and germ cell development; cancer genetics; meiosis; DNA repair; genome manipulation in mice; functional genomics - lab

Praveen Sethupathy

Functional genomics; gene regulation; molecular genetics; gastrointestinal physiology; stem cell biology; metabolic disease - lab


Carolyn Sevier
Signaling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell - lab

Ankur Singh

Immune-engineering; cancer engineering; lymphoma and hematological malignancies; biomaterials; vaccine and immunotherapy; stem cell engineering; inflammation; micro-nano-bioengineering; cell mechanobiology - lab


Tracy Stokol
Hematopoietic and hemostatic disorders in animals; mechanisms of cancer metastasis - lab


Tudorita Tumbar

Basic cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in cell fate choice and stem cell activity within tissues - lab

Gerlinde Van de Walle
Veterinary viral pathogenesis; mesenchymal stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; mammary stem cell biology and carcinogenesis - lab

Robert S. Weiss
Molecular mechanisms for the maintenance of genomic stability; cellular responses to DNA damage; mouse models of human cancer - lab

Andrew C. White
Cancer biology; stem cell biology; biochemistry and cell biology - lab

Andrew Yen
Leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics - lab

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