Program 2: Experimental Therapeutics (ET)

ET iconThe experimental therapeutics program focuses on:

  • Therapeutic targets and lead discovery
  • Novel drug delivery approaches
  • Clinical therapeutics

Program Leader: Michael K. Wendt, PhD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Full Members

Andrew M. Bellizzi, MD

    Full Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pathology

James D. Byrne, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Joseph M. Caster, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Imaged Guided Brachytherapy
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Joseph Cullen, MD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • VA Medical Center Chief of Surgical Services
  • Department: Surgery

Michael W. Duffel, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • College of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
  • Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics

Muhammad Furqan, MD

    Full Member,
  • Interim Associate Director of Clinical Research
  • Medical Director of Clinical Research Services, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Michael J. Goodheart, MD

    Full Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

David J. Gordon, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Donna L. Hammond, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Professor and Vice Chair of Research
  • Department: Professor, Anesthesia, Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Yi Huang, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Zhendong Jin, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Medicinal and Natural Products

Robert J. Kerns, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics Department Chair
  • Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics

Douglas E. Laux, MD, MS

    Full Member,
  • Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Adam W. Mailloux, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Cancer Cellular Therapy Research
  • Department: Microbiology and Immunology

Xiangbing Meng, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Mohammed M. Milhem, MBBS

    Full Member,
  • Holden Chair of Experimental Therapeutics
  • Melanoma Program Director at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Director-Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Craig Morita, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Michael O'Donnell, MD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Urology

David L. Roman, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Medicinal and Natural Products

Aliasger K. Salem, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Vice President for Research, University of Iowa
  • Bighley Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Department: Pharmaceutics

Sonia Sugg, MD

    Full Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Medical Director of the Breast Center
  • Co-Leader of the Breast MOG
  • Department: Surgery

Kristina W. Thiel, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ronald Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department Chair
  • Department: Surgery

George J. Weiner, MD

    Full Member,
  • Director Emeritus for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor
  • Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics, Internal Medicine

Michael K. Wendt, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

David F. Wiemer, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Chemistry

Shujie Yang, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Clinical Members

James A. Brown, MD

    Clinical Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Urology

Hisakazu Hoshi, MD

    Clinical Member,
  • Co-Leader Melanoma MOG
  • Associate Deputy Director for Clinical Cancer Services for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Mark W. Karwal, MD

    Clinical Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Robert A. Robinson, MD, PhD

    Clinical Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Annette J. Schlueter, MD, PhD

    Clinical Member,
  • Medical Director of Patient Services and Tissue and Cellular Therapies
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Anjali A. Sharathkumar, MBBS, MD

    Clinical Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Associate Members

Margaret Byrne, MD, MSc

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Chandrikha Chandrasekharan, MBBS

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Joseph S. Dillon, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Umar Farooq, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Naomi Fei, MD, MS

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Sukirth M. Ganesan, PhD, BDS

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Periodontics

Jenna Gedminas, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Andrew P. Groves, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Sara Claire Horton, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Michelle E. Howard, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Asad Javed, MBBS

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Eric Mou, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Saima Sharif, MD, MS

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Grerk Sutamtewagul, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Fatima Toor, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Astronomy

Suresh Veeramani, DVM, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Nanmeng Yu, MD, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Yousef Zakharia, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director Phase I Program
  • Co-Leader Genitourinary Oncology Program
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Ryan A. Zander, PhD, MPH

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Microbiology and Immunology

Jessica A.O. Zimmerman, MD, MS

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pediatrics

Affiliate Members

Jyoti Arora, Graduate Student/Weiner Lab

    Affiliate Member,
  • Department: Cancer Center

Zuhair K. Ballas, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Daniel J. Berg, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Gerald H. Clamon, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Donghai Dai, MD, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Visiting Associate Professor
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Prajwal Dhakal, MBBS

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Travis D. Fischer

    Affiliate Member,
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Kristina Guyton, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Henry T. Hoffman, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Otolaryngology

M. Nedim N. Ince, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Nitin J. Karandikar, MD, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Chair
  • Department: Pathology

Amnon Kohen, DSc

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Chemistry

Caitlin D. Lemke-Miltner, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Department: Cancer Center

Vincent Liu, MD, FAAD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Dermatology, Pathology

David M. Lubaroff, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Urology, Microbiology and Immunology

Yi Luo, MD, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Urology

Alexis R. Ramos

    Affiliate Member,
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department: Microbiology and Immunology

Alan Reed, MD, MBA

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Kevin G. Rice, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Medicinal and Natural Products

Youcef M. Rustum, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Research Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Joel Shilyansky, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Robert and Hélène Soper Chair of Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgeon-in-Chief
  • Department: Surgery, Pediatrics

Shane R. Solst, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar
  • Department: Radiation Oncology