Program 2: Experimental Therapeutics (ET)

ET iconThe experimental therapeutics program focuses on:

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

Program Co-Leader: Bryan Allen, MD, PhD, associate professor, Radiation Oncology
Program Co-Leader: Aliasger K. Salem, PhD, professor, Pharmaceutics

Full Members

Bryan G. Allen, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Andrew M. Bellizzi, MD

    Full Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pathology

James D. Byrne, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

James D. Byrne, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Joseph Cullen, MD

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

Donghai Dai, MD, PhD

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

Michael W. Duffel, PhD

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

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

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

David M. Lubaroff, PhD

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

Yi Luo, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Urology

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
  • Associate Director of Clinical Research and Melanoma Program Director-Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Interim 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,
  • Professor
  • Department: Pharmaceutics

Sonia Sugg, MD

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

Kristina W. Thiel, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ronald Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA

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

George J. Weiner, MD

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

David F. Wiemer, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Chemistry

Meng Wu, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Department: Director, High Throughput Screening Core, Pharmacy, Biochemistry

Shujie Yang, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Fenghuang Zhan, MD, PhD

    Full Member,
  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Research Director of the Myeloma Center
  • Department: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

Associate Members

Sabarish Ayyappan, MD

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

Daniel J. Berg, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Co-Leader Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine MOG
  • Associate Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Joseph M. Caster, MD, PhD

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

Umar Farooq, MD

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

Muhammad Furqan, MD

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

Sukirth M. Ganesan, PhD, BDS

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Periodontics

Rohan Garje, MBBS

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

Michelle E. Howard, PhD

    Associate Member,
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department: Radiation Oncology

Mark W. Karwal, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman, MD

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

Varun Monga, MBBS

    Associate Member,
  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Co-Director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program
  • Co-Leader of the Sarcoma and Neuro Oncology MOG
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Saima Sharif, MD, MS

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

Grerk Sutamtewagul, MD

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

Fatima Toor, PhD

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

Yousef Zakharia, MD

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

Jessica A.O. Zimmerman, MD

    Associate Member,
  • Associate
  • Department: Pediatrics

Affiliate Members

Zuhair K. Ballas, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

James A. Brown, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Urology

Gerald H. Clamon, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Joseph S. Dillon, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Internal Medicine

Wade R. Gutierrez

    Affiliate Member,
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) Trainee
  • Department: Biology

Kristina Guyton, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Taher Abu Hejleh, MBBS, MS

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

Henry T. Hoffman, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Otolaryngology

Hisakazu Hoshi, MD

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

M. Nedim N. Ince, MD

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

Marina Ivanovic, MD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Director of Thoracic Pathology
  • Department: Pathology

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

Alan Reed, MD, MBA

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Surgery

Kevin G. Rice, PhD

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

Robert A. Robinson, MD, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Shakoora Sabree

    Affiliate Member,
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Annette J. Schlueter, MD, PhD

    Affiliate Member,
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department: Pathology

Joel Shilyansky, MD

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