Faculty - Tumor Immunology Ph.D. Track

Scott Abrams, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Immunology
Cytotoxic T cells, myeloid-derived suppressors, apoptosis, tumor escape, immunotherapy

Joseph Barbi, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Member, Department of Immunology
Regulatory T cells, signaling pathways, immunotherapies, immune response

Xuefang Cao, MD, PhD (adjunct Member)
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Regulatory T cells, tumor immunity, immune tolerance, immunotherapy

Sharon S. Evans, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Lymphocyte trafficking, IL-6, thermal stress, adoptive T-cell transfer, cancer immuno- therapy

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

Sandra O. Gollnick, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Cell Stress Biology
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), cytokines, immunotherapy, inflammation

Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Lymphoma, Multiple myeloma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Bonnie Hylander, PhD
Affiliate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Department of Immumology

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

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Medicine
Director of Cancer Vaccine and Dendritic Cell Therapies, Center for Immunotherapy
Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology & Immunotherapy Program
Rustum Family Professor for Molecular Therapeutics and Translational Research

Danuta Kozbor, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Member, Department of Immunology
Virotherapy of cancer, oncolytic vaccine for cancer, targeting of tumor-associated antigens

Joseph Lau, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Kelvin P. Lee, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Immunology
Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology
Dendritic cells, plasma cells, myeloma, CD-28, myeloid-derived suppressor cells

Jason Muhitch, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Departments of Urology and Immunology

Michael Nemeth, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Hematopoietic stem cells, leukemia stem cell, bone marrow transplantation, Wnt signaling

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
Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program

Scott Olejniczak, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Member
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Cell growth and proliferation, mRNA translation, microRNA function, Intracellular signaling, Cellular metabolism, Hematological malignancies

Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology
Immunotherapy, lymphocytes, cancer vaccines, heat shock proteins, hyperthermia, tumor antigens

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

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

Joseph Skitzki, MD
Associate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
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, hepatits B, C and HPV, oral vaccines, nanotechnology

Thomas B. Tomasi, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Epigenetic regulation, MHC Class II genes, chromatin structure, trophoblast cells

Eunice Wang, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Leukemia, tumor microenvironment, hypoxia, angiogenesis, vascular niche