Faculty Profiles

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Professor, Pathology
Vice Chair, CBIO GIDP
Relationship between oxidative stress  and disease processes, particularly cancer
Campos, Samuel PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Biology of oncogenic human papillomaviruses (HPVs)
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine
Inhibition of CSF-1 and/or c-fms function; decrease bone metastasis from breast cancer and help alleviate bone pain
Professor, Pharmacology
Molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress and pharmacological agents of cytoprotection
Chow, H.H. "Sherry", PhD
Assistant Professor (Research). Medicine
Early Phase Clinical Evaluation of Breast Cancer Preventive Agents
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Regulation of normal and cancer cell responses to environmental signals
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Organelle biogenesis
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
TGFB in T-cell homeostasis and tolerance
Ellis, Nathan, PhD
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer
Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Membrane trafficking in C. elegans
Funk, Janet, PhD
Associate Professor (Research), Medicine
Prevention of resorptive bone diseases and breast cancer bone metastases.
Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Cancer epigenetics and epigenomics
Assistant Professor, Immunobiology
Human cytomegalovirus (CMV) latency
Professor and Associate Director, Natural Products Chemistry
Natural products and medicinal chemistry including isolation, characterization and partial synthesis of anticancer agents and their mechanisms of action
Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Immunobiology
Antigen processing and immune recognition of melanoma
Professor, Surgery
Molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis and prostate carcinoma epithelial-mesenchymal transformation; regulation of cadherins in vascular morphogenesis
Professor, Medicinal Chemistry
Discovery and development of novel anticancer drugs; telomeres; telomerase; transcriptional control; topoisomerases as drug targets
Associate Professor (Research), Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Study of the molecular changes in gaA leading to malignancy for the purpose of identification of molecular markers for detection or prevention of gastrointestinal cancer
Professor, Pediatrics
Mechanisms of tumor-induced immunosuppression; promotion of anti-tumor immunity
Assistant Professor, Basic Medical Sciences
Cancer biology and tumor suppressors
Kittles, Rick, PhD
Professor, Surgery
Inherited predisposition to prostate cancer and how genetic effects vary across human populations
Kopp, Lisa, DO
Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar Track)
Pediatric chemotherapy
Kuo, Philip, MD
Professor, Medical Imaging
Clinical cancer trials that incorporate radiology and research that focuses on the role imaging contrast agents for cancer diagnoses
Associate Professor, Medicine (Research)
Molecular mechanisms of cell death and survival
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine
Gene copy number variation in cancer
Li, Hong-yu, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Small molecule inhibitors as cancer therapeutics and utilizing novel molecular probes to uncover mechanisms governing anticancer activity
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction; mechanisms of damage, clinical prevention measures, and restoration therapies
Cancer Biology GIDP Program Chair, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Mechanisms of colon cancer chemoprevention
McEvoy, Justina, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Retinoblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma.
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
The role of cilia in mammary gland biology
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Regulation of PTEN in cancer cells; development of novel anti-cancer agents; modulation of receptor tyrosine kinases via membrane lipid and cholesterol content
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Determine the atomic structures of proteins and seek to understand how protein structure gives rise to protein function - both in vitro and in living cells
Mouneimne, Ghassan
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Actin cytoskeleton and cellular behavior
Nelson, Mark, PhD
Professor, Pathology
Inflammation and tumor progression/metastasis; racial disparities and cancer; molecular diagnosis of cancer and other genetic diseases.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
MRI methods to evaluate anti-cancer therapies; develop contrast agents for optical imaging and photoacoustic imaging
Professor, Pharmacology
Bone pain in cancer
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Characterizing a particular pathway (the Plk4 pathway) to control the biogenesis of centrosomes
Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Cellular and molecular mechanisms in mammary function; gene expression in cell proliferation and differentiation
Assistant Professor (Research), Pathology
Stem cells within the human prostate gland
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Breast cancer progression and invasion
Associate Profesor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression, particularly their regulation through signaling pathways and their modulation by anti-cancer drugs
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Angiogenesis; understanding the chemical and biological mechanisms of the antineoplastic, DNA-damaging natural product leinamycin; understanding inducible resistant mechanisms in human cancer cells to DNA-damaging anticancer drugs
Research Assistant Professor, UA College of Medicine - Phoenix
Development of therapeutic targets for invasive glioma cells: development of novel therapies
Vaillancourt, Richard, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Signaling properties of the activated ErbB3 receptor in breast cancer cell lines
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Control of cell division in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; use of genetic, physiological and molecular techniques to study how the cell delays entry into mitosis if chromosomes are damaged
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Epithelial cells and neurons:regulation of development and polarity
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Development of novel molecular agents for skin cancer chemoprevention and chemotherapy
Professor, Pharmacology Toxicology
Interaction of camptothecin anticancer drugs with DNA and topoisomerase I; Novel DNA quadruplex interacting compounds
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology
Cancer pathways using quantitative systems biology
Professor, Pharmacology Toxicology
Nrf2/Keap1 signaling pathway