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Organization


Chiefs

Glenn Merlino, Ph.D.
Stuart H. Yuspa, M.D.

Deputy Laboratory Chief

Beverly Mock, Ph.D.

Office of the Chief Staff

Toshiba A. Bell, Administrative Assistant
Adriel Casellas, Summer Student
Jason Cui, Special Volunteer
Elisabeth Davis, Summer Student
Patricia K. Farrell, Administrative Laboratory Manager
Alexis Haynie, Special Volunteer
David Hicks, Administrative Laboratory Manager
Jian Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Luanne Lukes, B.S., Technical Laboratory Manager
Solomon Lynch, Summer Student
Patricia A. Martone, Administrative Laboratory Manager
Weldon A. Payne Jr., Program Assistant
Nan Roche, Technical Laboratory Manager
Andrew Ryscavage, B.A., M.A., Technical Laboratory Manager
Kristin Simmons, Special Volunteer

Investigators

Glenn Merlino, Ph.D., Laboratory Chief
Head, Cancer Modeling Section

Research Team:
• Kavita Bhatnagar, Summer Student
• Ching Chen, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Chi-Ping Day, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Heather Farthing, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Kerrie Marie, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Prasun J. Mishra, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Pravin Mishra, M.S., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Jennifer Rieker, Biological Laboratory Technician
• Willie Wilson III, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Yanlin Yu, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Stuart H. Yuspa, M.D., Laboratory Co-Chief
Head, In Vitro Pathogenesis Section

Research Team:
• Joanna Anders, M.S., Biological Laboratory Technician
Christophe Cataisson, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Brittany M Flowers, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Alan Lang, Special Volunteer
Luowei Li, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Ulrike Lichti, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Francesca Mascia, Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Vanesa Sanchez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Derek T Schloemann, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Kelly Shibuya, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Mary Ann Stepp, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Jessica A. Tomlin, Summer Student
• Neslihan Turan, Special Volunteer
• Padmakumar Chellammal Velayuthan, Ph.D., Research Fellow
• Lisa Wright, B.S., Biological Laboratory Technician
Beverly Mock, Ph.D., Deputy Laboratory Chief
Head, Cancer Genetics Section

Research Team:
• Benjamin Gamache, M.S., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Joy Gary, D.V.M., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• John K. Simmons, B.S., Predoctoral Fellow
• Ke Zhang, Ph.D., Senior Research Assistant
Shuling Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Peter M. Blumberg, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Promotion Section

Research Team:
• Adelle Abramovitz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Agnes Czikora, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Timothy Esch, Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Tamas Geczy, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Noemi Kedei, M.D., Staff Scientist
• Jessica Kelsey, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Nancy Lewin, B.S., Senior Research Assistant
• Adebowale Ogunjirin, Special Volunteer
• Larry Pearce, B.S., Biological Laboratory Technician
• Noe Turcios, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Jing Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Jeffrey E. Green, M.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Transgenic Oncogenesis and Genomics Section

Research Team:
Olga Aprelikova, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Constance Brignatz-Guittard, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Lara El Touny, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Chang Hee Han, Summer Student
• Dong Min, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Ting-Hu Qiu, Ph.D., Research Biologist
• Laura Vera Ramirez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Jing Huang, Ph.D., Investigator
Head, Cancer and Stem Cell Epigenetics Section

Research Team:
• Yunlong He, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Shunlin Jiang, M.D., Research Assistant
• Mangmang Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Eryney Marrogi, Special Volunteer
• Min Hwa Shin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Kent W. Hunter, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Metastasis Susceptibility Section

Research Team:
• Ling Bai, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Farhoud Faraji, B.A., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Thomas Geiger, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Ngoc-Han Ha, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Anjali A. Shukla, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Ji Luo, Ph.D., Investigator

Research Team:
• Joseph Carver, Predoctoral Fellow
• Valentin Giroux, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Changwoo Lee, Predoctoral Fellow
• Chih-Shia Lee, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Bing Yu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Miriam C. Poirier, Ph.D., Senior Investigator
Head, Carcinogen-DNA Interactions Section

Research Team:
• Yasmin Crespo-Mejias, Summer Student
• Kathyayini V Divi, Special Volunteer
• Elena Hernandez-Ramon, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Yongmin Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Ofelia A. Olivero, Ph.D., Associate Scientist
• Michael O Ongele, Summer Student
• Andrea V Rivera, B.S., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Eunwoo Shim, B.S., Postbaccalaureate Fellow
• Nancy N Si, Summer Student
Lalage M. Wakefield, D.Phil., Senior Investigator
Head, Cancer Biology of TGF-beta Section

Research Team:
Kathleen C. Flanders, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Nellie Moshkovich, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Binwu Tang, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
• Yuan Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Research Biologist
Li Yang, Ph.D., Investigator
Head, Tumor Microenvironment Section

Research Team:
• M. Christine Hollander, Ph.D., Senior Research Assistant
• Nicolas G Skrypek, Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Suman Kumar Vodnala, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
• Hannah Yan, Predoctoral Fellow

Adjunct Investigator

Rafael Casellas, Ph.D., Adjunct Investigator
Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D., Adjunct Investigator
Jonathan S. Wiest, Ph.D., Adjunct Investigator

Research Team:
• Kathleen L. Decicco, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• J Curtis Gwilliam, Special Volunteer
Zhihong Shan, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist

Senior Scientists

R. Mark Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Head, Comparative Molecular Pathology Unit

Research Team:
• Caroline Andrews, D.V.M., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Jessica Ann Beck, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Jennifer Dwyer, M.S., Research Biologist
• John Hickerson, Program Analyst (Contr)
• Shelley Hoover, B.S., Technical Laboratory Manager
• Matti Kiupel, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
• Helen Michael, Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Heather Tillman, D.V.M., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
• Ryan Patrick Traslavina, D.V.M., Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Joshua David Webster, DVM, Ph.D., Special Volunteer
Bih-Rong Wei, Ph.D., Staff Scientist (Contr)

Associate Scientists

Ofelia A. Olivero, Ph.D.
Carcinogen-DNA Interactions Section

Staff Scientists

Olga Aprelikova, Ph.D.
Transgenic Oncogenesis and Genomics Section
Valery V. Bliskovsky, Ph.D.
Head, Genomics Core
Christophe Cataisson, Ph.D.
In Vitro Pathogenesis Section
Chi-Ping Day, Ph.D.
Cancer Modeling Section
Kathleen C. Flanders, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology of TGF-beta Section
Noemi Kedei, M.D.
Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Promotion Section
Luowei Li, Ph.D.
In Vitro Pathogenesis Section
Yongmin Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Carcinogen-DNA Interactions Section
Aleksandra M. Michalowski, Ph.D.
Zhihong Shan, M.D., Ph.D.
In Vitro Pathogenesis Section
Anjali A. Shukla, Ph.D.
Binwu Tang, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology of TGF-beta Section
Bih-Rong Wei, Ph.D.
Comparative Molecular Pathology Unit
Yanlin Yu, Ph.D.
Cancer Modeling Section
Shuling Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Cancer Genetics Section

Other Groups and Programs


Animal and Genotyping Core
Wendy D. DuBois, Head
Mario A. Anzano, Biological Laboratory Technician
Valery V. Bliskovsky, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
Marta Custer, Animal Technician (Contr)
Maudeline Etienne, Animal Technician (Contr)
Christina Lee, Predoctoral Fellow
Larry Mullen, Biological Laboratory Technician
Anthony Vieira, Biological Laboratory Technician
Susan Walters, Animal Technician (Contr)
Tina Wellington, Biological Laboratory Technician
CMPU Training Program
R. Mark Simpson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Head
FACS Core
Karen M. Wolcott, Head
Subhadra Banerjee, Ph.D., Research Biologist