Program 1: Cancer Genes and Pathways (CGP)

The cancer genes and pathways program focuses on:

  • Genome organization, regulation, and cancer gene expression
  • Cellular proliferation and survival and transformation
  • Tumor immunosurveillance

Program Leader: Dawn E. Quelle, PhD, associate professor, Pharmacology
Program Co-Leader: Michael Tomasson, MD, professor, Internal Medicine

Program Members

Michael G. Anderson, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Vladimir Badovinac, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Melissa L. Bates, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Health and Human Physiology

Gail A. Bishop, PhD

  • Associate Director of Basic Research for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Microbiology

Nicholas C. Borcherding

  • MSTP Student
  • Department: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Aaron D. Bossler, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Terry Braun, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Noah Butler, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Kevin P. Campbell, PhD

  • Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
  • Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Thomas Casavant, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Carlos H.F. Chan, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Anil K. Chauhan, MTech

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Songhai Chen, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine, Pharmacology

John D. Colgan, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Robert A. Cornell, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Benjamin Darbro, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Director, Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics and Molecular Laboratory, Pediatrics

Adam J. Dupuy, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Edward J. Filardo, PhD

  • Research Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Rory A. Fisher, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Pharmacology

Ernesto J. Fuentes, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Pamela K. Geyer, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

David J. Gordon, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Hasem Habelhah, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Marlan Hansen, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Otolaryngology

John T. Harty, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Bin Z. He, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biology

Carol J. Holman, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Bruce S. Hostager, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Department: Pediatrics

Jon C. Houtman, PhD

  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Assistant Director for Cancer Education
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

James Howe, MD

  • Co-Leader Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine MOG
  • Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Ali Jabbari, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Dermatology

Aloysius J. Klingelhutz, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Mikhail V. Kulak, PhD

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Geeta Lal, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Gloria Lee, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Kevin L. Legge, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation Director
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Fang Lin, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Ling-Zhi Liu, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Deqin Ma, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Anna Malkova, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology

John Manak, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology

Ashutosh K. Mangalam, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Thorsten Maretzky, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Wendy J. Maury, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Scott Moye-Rowley, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Catherine A. Musselman, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology, Pediatrics

Bryan T. Phillips, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology

Robert C. Piper, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Miles A. Pufall, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Hank H. Qi, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Dawn E. Quelle, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pharmacology

Richard J. Roller, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Todd Scheetz, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Michael J. Schnieders, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering

Diane Slusarski, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biology

David R. Soll, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biology

Maria Spies, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Mark Stamnes, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Jack T. Stapleton, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Christopher S. Stipp, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology

Munir R. Tanas, MD

  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma MOG
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Michael H. Tomasson, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Tina Tootle, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Steven M. Varga, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Ajaykumar Vishwakarma

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department: Pathology

Yatin M. Vyas, MD, MBBS

  • Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Thomas J. Waldschmidt, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Lori Wallrath, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

M. Todd Washington, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Amy L. Whillock

  • Graduate Student
  • Department: Microbiology

Marc S. Wold, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Biochemistry

Hai-Hui Xue, MD, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department: Microbiology

Charles Yeaman, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Erliang Zeng, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Biostatistics

Jian Zhang, MD

  • Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Eliot Y. Zhu, MS

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology