Faculty - Tumor Immunology Ph.D. Track

Scott Abrams, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Cytotoxic T cells, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), immune suppression, immunotherapy

Joseph Barbi, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Member, Department of Immunology
Regulatory T cell biology, immune regulation, immunotherapy

Marc Ernstoff, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
The Katherine Anne Gioia Chair of Medicine
Immunobiology of human cancer and the development of new immune therapies; melanoma and kidney cancer; translational and clinical research, clinical protocols and trials. Exploring the immune response to disease and therapy

Sharon S. Evans, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Lymphocyte trafficking, IL-6 biology, MDSCs, adoptive T cell transfer, immunotherapy

Lee Ann Garrett-Sinha, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor
B cell biology and autoimmune syndromes

Sandra O. Gollnick, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Director, PDT Center
Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Departments of Cell Stress Biology & Immunology
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), cytokines, immunotherapy, inflammation

Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Medicine & Chief of Lymphoma, Department of Medicine
Hematologic malignancies, namely B cell lymphoma, apoptosis, therapeutic modulation

Bonnie Hylander, PhD
Affiliate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Immumology
Immunotherapy, vaccines, heat shock proteins, stress and the immune response

Aimin Jiang, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Dendritic cells, immune tolerance, E-cadherin, and beta-catenin signaling

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Departments of Medicine & Immunology
Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Medicine
Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy Program
Rustum Family Professor for Molecular Therapeutics and Translational Research
Dendritic cells and vaccine development, immunotherapies, immune suppression, NK biology

Danuta Kozbor, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Member, Department of Immunology
Virotherapy of cancer, ovarian cancer-immune interactions

Joseph Lau, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Hematopoiesis under normal and neoplastic conditions, glycobiology

Kelvin P. Lee, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Senior Vice President for Basic Science
Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Immunology
Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology
Dendritic cell development, plasma cell and myeloma biology, CD-28 signaling

Hans Minderman, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Associate Director of Flow Cytometry Research Services
Clinical application of imaging flow cytometry, identification of methods to enhance treatment response in leukemia and lymphoma, elucidation of mutlidrug resistance mechanisms

Jason Muhitch, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Departments of Urology & Immunology
Monocyte biology, immunotherapy, renal cell cancer

Michael Nemeth, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Immunology
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Departments of Medicine & Immunology
Hematopoietic and leukemia stem cell biology, dendritic cell defects in blood cancer

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Deputy Director
Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
The M. Steven Piver Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Executive Director, Center for Immunotherapy
T cell receptor-targeted therapies, ovarian cancer biology, immune suppression

Scott Olejniczak, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
mRNA translation, microRNA function, Intracellular signaling, cellular metabolism

Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology
Co-Leader, Cell Stress and Biophysical Therapies CCSG Program
Immunotherapy, vaccines, heat shock proteins, stress and the immune response

Brahm Segal, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
NADPH oxidase, neutrophil macrophage biology, Nrf-2 signaling

Ben K. Seon, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Angiogenesis, novel antigens, endoglin expression and function, CD231

Joseph Skitzki, MD
Associate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology
Immunotherapies, melanoma, animal modeling, regional therapes, clinical translation
 
Ashwani K. Sood, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Breast tumor antigen identification, breast DNA microarrays, breast cancer prevention and therapy
 
Yasmin Thanavala, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Development and delivery of vaccines,immune suppression, inflammation, hepatocellular carcinoma

Eunice Wang, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology and Chief of Leukemia, Departments of Medicine & Immunology
Leukemia, hypoxia, angiogenesis