Faculty - Cancer Genetics, Genomics and Development Ph.D. Track

Marina Antoch, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Research Interests

Circadian Proteins as Modulators of Stress Response


Andrei Bakin, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Transforming Growth Factor β in Tumor Invasion and Metastasis


Heinz Baumann, PhD
Member
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Regulation by Cytokines and Hormones


Michael Buck, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests

Dissecting the Epigenetics Roles for Transcription Factor Targeting


Peter Demant, MD, PhD
Distinguished Member
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

Cancer Susceptibility Genes and Their Role in Cancer Development


Irwin Gelman, PhD
Track Chair
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Suppression of Prostate Cancer Oncogenesis and Metastasis by Regulators of Src- and FAK-Induced Cytoskeletal and Signaling Pathways


Richard Gronostajski, PhD
Director
Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM)
Research Interests

Transcription Factor Networks Regulate Metazoan Development


Professor of Oncology
Department of Cell Stress Biology
Research Interests

Anti-cancer Drug Delivery through Modulation of Transcriptional Factors


Marc S. Halfon, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests

Genetic Regulatory Networks


Michael Higgins, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

Epigenetics and Cancer


Yurij Ionov, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Genomewide Analysis of Markers of Cancergenesis


John Krolewski, MD, PhD
Chair
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Cytokines signaling regulating the tumor microenvironment in prostate cancer; Personalized Medicine


Joseph T.Y. Lau, PhD
Distinguished Member
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

Molecular Glycobiology and Cellular Regulation


Thomas Melendy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests

Mechanisms and DNA Damage Regulation of HPV DNA Replication


Kent Nastiuk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Androgen Deprivation Therapy-Mechanism, Resistance, and Response in Prostate Cancer


Dr. Joyce Ohm
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Genetic and Environmental Reprogramming of the Epigenome as a Driver of Tumor Initiation and Progression


Nicoletta Sacchi
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cancer Development


Dominic Smiraglia, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD program
Research Interests

DNA Methylation in Cancer and Normal Cells


Y. Eugene Yu, PhD
Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Genetic Analysis of Human Diseases in Mice


Jianmin Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Research Interests

Dysregulation of the Hippo Pathway and Epitheliato-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in Tumorigenesis and Metastasis

Emeritus Faculty

Kailash Chadha, PhD
Associate Member
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

The Biology of the Interferon System in Health and Disease


Kenneth Gross, PhD
Emeritus Faculty
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests

The Renin-expressing Cell and Development of the Renal Vasculature