Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Profiles

Surinder Batra, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Inflammation and Cancer
  • Specific area of research: Basic mechanisms, diagnosis (biomarkers) and therapy
  • Disease focus: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Inflammatory bowel disease

Steve Caplan, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Membrane trafficking and endocytosis
  • Specific area of research: Return of receptors to the cell surface following their internalization.
  • Disease focus: Cancer and cardiovascular disease

Pi-Wan Cheng, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Glycobiology
  • Specific area of research: Regulation of glycan biosynthesis and structure
  • Disease focus: Lung disease and cancer

Bill Chaney, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Glycobiology
  • Specific area of research: Protein Glycosylation and Mammalian Glycan-binding Proteins
  • Disease focus: Cancer

Kaustubh Datta, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Cancer research
  • Specific area of research: Mechanisms of cancer metastasis and therapy resistance
  • Disease focus: Prostate and pancreatic cancer

Maneesh Jain, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Targeted therapy/immunotherapy and diagnosis
  • Specific area of research: Targeting tumor microenvironment for optimization of therapy
  • Disease focus: Pancreatic and breast cancer

David Klinkebiel, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Epigenomics
  • Specific area of research: DNA methylation and histone modification on gene expression.
  • Disease focus: Cancer

Ming-Fong Lin, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Signaling transduction and hormone regulation
  • Specific area of research: Translational research in identifying tumor markers
  • Disease focus: Prostate cancer 

Kate Hyde, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Control of gene expression and differentiation
  • Specific area of research: Transcription factors in leukemia and hematopoiesis
  • Disease focus: Leukemia

Richard MacDonald, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Molecular aspects of cell signaling
  • Specific area of research: Insulin like growth factors and their receptors
  • Disease focus: Gastro-intestinal and prostate cancer

Parmender Mehta, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Regulation of cell growth and differentiation
  • Specific area of research: Trafficking and assembly of connexins into gap junctions
  • Disease focus: Pancreatic and prostate cancer

Justin Mott, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Control of cell death
  • Specific area of research: Impact of microRNAs on apoptosis
  • Disease focus: Liver cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Moorthy Ponnusamy, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Mucins in Ovarian Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells
  • Specific area of research: MUC4 and hPaf1 in Cancer stem cells
  • Disease focus: Ovarian, pancreatic and breast cancers

Paul Sorgen, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Regulation of protein-protein interaction
  • Specific area of research: Gap junctions and cell-to-cell communication
  • Disease focus: Heart failure

Laurey Steinke, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Microbial communities
  • Specific area of research: How proteins change in response to day/night cycle
  • Disease focus: Short bowel disease

Melissa Teoh-Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Redox Signaling in tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis
  • Specific area of research: Extracellular oxidative stress in tumor-fibroblast interactions
  • Disease focus: Breast cancer

Kelly Trujillo, Ph.D.

  • General area of research: Epigenetics
  • Specific area of research: Nucleosome dynamics at the DNA replication fork
  • Disease focus: Cancer

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