Faculty

Lucile L Adams-Campbell
Professor and Associate Director, Health Disparities Research
Community health research, interventions, outreach and prevention in high risk populations.

Christopher Albanese
Associate Professor
Role of oncogenes, tumor suppressor proteins and cyclin D1 in theinitiation and progression of prostate and breast cancers.

Maria Laura Avantaggiati
Associate Professor
Role of the p53 tumor suppressor and of deacetylases in metabolic pathways that confer cancer protection.

Milton Brown
Associate Professor and Director, Georgetown University Drug Discovery Program
Anti-cancer drug discovery and the role of voltage gated sodium channels in the etiology and progression of prostate cancer.

Stephen Byers
Professor and Associate Director for Shared Resources
Gene environment interactions focused on vitamins A and D and wnt signaling in breast and colorectal cancer.

Fung-Lung Chung
Professor
Mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis with an emphasis on the DNA damage caused by environmental and endogenous chemicals.

Robert Clarke
Professor and Dean for Graduate Research
Studies hormones (endogenous and exogenous) and related factors affect breast cancer, and how breast cancers become resistant to endocrine and cytotoxic chemotherapies.

Elliott Crooke
Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Control of chromosomal replication; role ofpolyphosphates in cellular responses to environmental stresses.

Albert Fornace
Professor
Oncogenic and genotoxic stress signaling, including application of systems biology approaches to stress signaling in cancer.

Priscilla A Furth
Professor
Cancer progression and regression, hormonal signaling pathways and cell survival and differentiation.

Robert I Glazer
Professor
PDK1 in mammary epithelial cell transformation and metastasis; PPAR-gamma in chemoprevention and stem cell self-renewal.

Radoslav (Rado) Goldman
Assistant Professor
Studies of progression of chronic hepatitis viral infection tohepatocellular carcinoma, identification of markers for earlydetection of cancer.

Leena A Hilakivi-Clarke
Professor
Fetal, pubertal and pregnancy dietary exposures to different types of fats, plant-derived bioactive components and alcohol, and risk of breast and other endocrine cancers.

Carolyn Hurley
Professor and Research Director, CW Bill Young Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program
Role of genetic diversity in human immune response with focus on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Michael D Johnson
Associate Professor
Role of proteases in the invasion, progression and metastasis of breast cancer.

V. Craig Jordan
Vice Chairman, Department of Oncology
Drug discovery for breast cancer treatment and prevention

Usha N Kasid
Professor
Raf-1/Erk signaling; new molecular targets; tumor growth, metastasis, and radiation resistance; antisense and siRNA; liposomal delivery systems; breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.

Christopher Loffredo
Professor and Coleader of Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Role of infectious diseases, environmental exposures, and genetic susceptibility to cancers of childhood and adulthood.

Mary Beth Martin
Professor
Role of estrogen and the estrogen receptor in etiology and progression of breast cancer.

Vicente Notario
Professor and Coleader of Molecular Oncology Program
Role of oncogenes in mechanisms of human carcinogenesis and the cellular stress response, with emphasis on molecular targets and pathways for chemo- and radiosensitization.

Anna Tate Riegel
Professor and Director for Cancer Research Education
Mechanisms of cross talk between hormone and growth factor signaling in human breast and pancreatic cancer.

Rebecca Riggins
Assistant Professor
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of hormone independence and therapeutic resistance in breast cancer.

Eliot M Rosen
Professor
Role of the breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1) in signaling and prevention in breast, prostate and brain cancer.

Rabindra Roy
Associate Professor
Role of Repair mechanisms of Oxidative and Alkylation DNA damage inmutations, cancer and chemoprevention.

C. Richard Schlegel
Academic Chairand Professor of Pathology
Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia.

Jeffery A Toretsky
Professor and Coleader of Molecular Oncology Program
Development of novel childhood cancer therapeutics using chemical genomics

Aykut Uren
Associate Professor
Role of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in cancer pathogenesis.

Todd A Waldman
Associate Professor
Functional analysis of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene and genetic analysis of glioblastoma pathogenesis.

Louis M Weiner
Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Therapeutic approaches to fight cancer using monoclonal antibodies

Anton Wellstein
Professor and Associate Director for Basic Science
The role of growth factors in the cancer cell / stroma interaction.

Chunling Yi
Assistant Professor
Dissection of the signaling crosstalk between cancer pathways using a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches.