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Faculty Directors of the IDCR Program

David Fruman

Program co-Director
Aimee Edinger

Aimee Edinger

Program co-Director

IDCR Program Administrators

Krystina Jarema

Program Administrator

Training Faculty in the IDCR Program

Below is a list of participating faculty in the IDCR program, with brief summaries of their research
interests and links to their lab homepage or faculty profile.

Bogi Andersen
Transcriptional regulation in the developmental biology of epidermis and mammary gland

Scott Atwood
Cell fate decisions in skin cancer, skin and hair follicle development, and stem cells

Claudia Benavente
Understanding epigenetic deregulation in pediatric cancer tumorigenesis

Remi Buisson
Genomic instability, DNA repair and mutagenesis in cancer

Daniela Bota
Understanding how chemotherapy induces neurological toxicity

Xing Dai
Skin and mammary stem cells, Wnt signaling, chromatin, transcription

Michael Demetriou
Tumor immunology, glycobiology, T cell regulation

Aimee Edinger
Cancer bioenergetics, growth factor- and nutrient-dependent signaling, autophagy, intracellular trafficking

Angela Fleischman
Myeloproliferative neoplasm

David Fruman
Targeting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in leukemia and lymphoma cells; Targeting the BCL2 pathway

Anand Ganesan
Identify the key molecular regulators of melanin production, melanoma cell survival, and melanoma chemoresistance in human cells

Christopher Halbrook
Understanding the complex tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer and the metabolic mechanisms creating barriers to treatment

Klemens Hertel
Regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing

Christopher Hughes
Molecular biology of developmental and tumor angiogenesis

Cholsoon Jang
We investigate how dietary nutrient metabolism causes metabolic diseases, including diabetes, NAFLD, NASH, liver and colon cancers

Peter Kaiser
Cell cycle control; regulation of proteins by ubiquitination

Kai Kessenbrock
Microenvironmental Control of Stem Cells and Cancer

Mei Kong
Stress adaptation in cancer cells

Young Jik Kwon
Cancer-targeted therapeutics, Engineered viral vectors for gene therapy, Cancer Vaccine

Arthur Lander
Mechanisms of growth factor action; extracellular matrix; developmental neurobiology; systems biology

Devon Lawson
Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis

Gina Lee
Understanding how oncogenic signals and tumor microenvironment control RNA modifications

Wei Li
Computational Epigenomics and Transcriptomics

Charles Limoli
Oxidative stress, Neurogenesis, Stem cells, Transplantation, Chemobrain, Irradiation, Cognitive dysfunction

Selma Masri
Epigenetic control, circadian biology and metabolism

Edward Nelson
Tumor immunology, dendritic cell biology, and anti-tumor immunotherapeutics

Nicholas Pannunzio
Focuses on mechanisms underpinning the large-scale chromosome rearrangements that occur in B cells and result in leukemia and lymphoma

Max Plikus
Stem cells and stem cell niche, Regeneration of tissues and organs, Biological pattern formation, Self-organization, Skin and hair follicles, Adipose tissue, WNT and BMP signaling pathways

Jennifer Prescher
Probing biological systems with chemical tools and noninvasive imaging

Feng Qiao
Telomeres & telomerase and their roles in cancer and stem cell diseases; Structural, biochemical and molecular genetic analyses of nucleoprotein assemblies

Olga Razorenova
Internal (oncogenes/tumor suppressor genes) and external (tumor microenvironment) factors regulating tumor progression and metastasis

Roberto Tinoco
Tumor immunology, checkpoint therapy

Rick Van Etten
Tyrosine kinases and in vivo models of leukemogenesis

Wenqi Wang
Organ size control and its role in tumirogenesis

Marian Waterman
Wnt signaling and LEF-1 gene expression in lymphocytes and cancer

Greg Weiss
Using molecular evolution in a test tube (phage display) to explore the chemistry and biology of cells

Shawn Xiang
Understanding image -guided radiation therapy

Weian Zhao
Bioengineering; Stem cell transplantation, miniaturized devices for disease diagnosis and monitoring

Junior Preceptors* in the program include:

Thomas Burke
Investigating how pathogens subvert immune defenses and we are translating these findings to target innate immunity for cancer immunotherapy

Francesco Marangoni
Studying immune-evasion mechanisms, especially the ones favoring the development of tumors

Thomas Martinez
Focused on the discover and characterization of a newly uncovered class of small proteins.


* Junior Preceptors can serve as co-mentors

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