Tamara Lotan Farzana Faisal

Research & Faculty

Research

Pathobiology PhD student research is aimed toward the discovery of the basic mechanisms that cause disease with the goal of developing fresh insights leading to improved treatments or preventative measures.

Students are rigorously trained in mechanisms of disease by clinical and basic science experimental pathologists, have unparalleled access to human tissues and specimens in health and disease for translational research objectives and are required to complete translational rotations in which they are immersed in the practice of clinical pathology with direct relevance to their research projects. All facets of the program are geared towards this focus on human pathology, including innovative coursework on research reproducibility as relevant to human tissue-based methods.

Specializations

Students are prepared with formalized classroom instruction in all areas of disease mechanisms.

Under the guidance of faculty advisors, students undertake specialized training (including thesis research) in one of six programmatic areas:

  • Cellular & Molecular Pathology
  • Immunopathology
  • Microbiology & Infectious Disease
  • Neoplasia
  • Neuropathology
  • Vascular Biology & Hemostasis (Cardiovascular Disease)

Research Facilities

Lab automation

Our students have access to the state of the art research facilities at Johns Hopkins for their experimental studies. Our fully equipped laboratories support studies ranging from molecular, cellular, and physicochemical analyses through whole animal and informatics-based techniques.

Student researchers have access to core equipment and facilities as well as Department of Pathology facilities that include:

  • A research histology lab
  • A research immunohistochemistry lab
  • Molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics labs
  • A flow cytometry lab, computerized image analysis and transmission
  • Extensive tissue banks
  • A full-service photography lab
  • A departmental data system computer network

Faculty & Their Research Interests

Our faculty have diverse research interests—ranging from cancer genetics to immunology to liver biology—but united by a common focus on human disease.

Richard F. Ambinder, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard F. Ambinder, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Oncology
Lymphoma; Kaposi's Sarcoma; Epstein-Barr Virus and Cancer; AIDS Associated Cancers; Lymphoma biology; Antitumor therapy; Antiviral therapy; Virology in human cancer
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Robert Anders, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert A. Anders, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology - GI/Liver Pathology
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology; Liver cancer; Liver cell death and division
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Renyuan Bai, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Renyuan Bai, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Brain Cancer
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Stephen B. Baylin, M.D.

Stephen B. Baylin, M.D.

Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Epigenetics
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William R. Bishai, M.D., Ph.D.

William Bishai, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research; Professor of Medicine
Molecular biology of mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., M.S.

Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., M.S.

Director, Toxicology, Physiology and Molecular Mechanisms PhD Track
Environmental Health Sciences; Cigarette smoke; Lung diseases; Inflammation: Cancer; COPD; Emphysema; Asthma; Environmental stress response
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Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D.

Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Cell Imaging Core Facility; Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Loss of innate immunity during tumorigenesis; Human DNA damage responses and the cellular roles of p53
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Irina Burd, M.D., Ph.D.

Irina Burd, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine; Associate Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics
Fetal brain development
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Patrizio Caturegli, M.D., M.P.H.

Patrizio Caturegli, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Hypophysitis Center; Professor, Pathology - Immunopathology
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO); Thyroglobulin; Autoantibodies; Hurthle cell lesions; Congenital complete heart block; Sjogren's syndrome; Hypophysitis; Thyroiditis; Myocarditis; Endocrinology; Pituitary disease; Thyroid disease; Autoimmune disease
Autoimmune Diseases | Faculty Profile

Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniela Ciháková, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Immunology
Myocarditis; APECED/Aire research
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Isabelle Coppens, Ph.D.

Isabelle Coppens, Ph.D.

Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Dept. of Molecular Micro and Immunology, School of Public Health
Toxoplasma; Plasmodium liver stage; Cryptosporidium; Host cell-parasite interactions; Parasitophorous vacuole; Nutrient uptake; Lipids; Cholesterol cell biology drug targeting
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Angelo De Marzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Angelo DeMarzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Cancer Research Pathology, SKCCC; Professor, Pathology; Oncology; Urology
Tissue microarrays; Biomarker development; Biospecimen banking; MYC, PTEN and prostate cancer; Prostate cancer and inflammation
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Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D.

Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience
Itch; Gentle touch; Hyperalgesia; Nerve injury; Neuropathic pain; MrgC agonism; Sensory circuits; Sensory neurons; Spinal ganglia; Sensory receptor cells; Neuronal imaging; Pain-sensing neurons; Genetic studies; Molecular studies; Somatosensation; Nociception; Pain; Heat
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Charles Drake, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Drake, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine; Co-Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Programs, Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.
Tumor immunology; GU cancer; melanoma
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Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles G. Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Neuropathology and Ophthalmic Pathology; Professor, Pathology
Tumor immunology; GU cancer; melanoma
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James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

James R. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory; Professor, Pathology - Gi/Liver
Molecular diagnosis of cancer; Genetic instability; Pancreatic cancer genetics and chemosensitivity
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Susan Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Susan H. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Laboratory Center; Professor, Pathology - Transfusion Medicine
HIV diversity; HIV transmission, disease progression, and treatment outcomes; Evaluation of interventions for HIV prevention
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Mohamed H. Farah, Ph.D.

Mohamed H. Farah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience
Genomics; Nerve regeneration; Nervous system
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Alan D. Friedman, M.D.

Alan D. Friedman, M.D.

King Fahd Professor, Pediatric Oncology; Professor, Oncology
Regulation of Myeloid Differentiation and Transformation
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Edward Gabrielson, M.D.

Edward W. Gabrielson, M.D.

Attending Pathologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Professor, Pathology - Molecular Pathology
Cancer biology; genomics
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Kathleen L. Gabrielson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Kathleen L. Gabrielson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Cardiovascular disease; Cancer; Pathology; Toxicology; Signal transduction; Cancer therapy
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Lucio Gama, Ph.D.

Lucio Gama, Ph.D.

Director for Scientific Collaborations at the Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
Similarities between simian and human immunodeficiency virus (SIV and HIV) and monocytes in infectious diseases
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Luis Garza, M.D., Ph.D.

Luis Garza, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Skin Regeneration; Skin Stem Cells; Wound Healing
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Michael Goggins, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

Michael Goggins, M.D.

Professor, Pathology - GI/Liver
Early detection of pancreatic cancer; Markers of pancreatic cancer; Pancreatic cancer screening; Familial pancreatic cancer; Pancreatic cancer epigenetics; Pancreatic cancer genetics
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Mary Kathryn Grabowski, Ph.D., Sc.M.

Mary Kathryn (Kate) Grabowksi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pathology - Transfusion Medicine
Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of sexually transmitted viral infections (HIV, HPV, HSV); Sexual network structure and associations with viral STI transmission dynamics; Viral phylogenetics/phylodynamics
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Marc Halushka, M.D., Ph.D.

Marc Halushka, M.D., Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Education, Department of Pathology; Professor, Pathology - Cardiovascular Pathology
Cardiac transplantation; Sudden cardiac death; Endothelial cell biology; MicroRNA expression
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Abdel-Rahim Hamad, M.V.Sc., Ph.D.

Abdel Rahim A. Hamad, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology - Immunopathology
Type 1 diabetes; NKT cells; DN T cells; Obesity
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Gary S. Hayward, Ph.D.

Gary S. Hayward, Ph.D.

Professor, Oncology; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences; Pathology
Virology; CMV; herpes viruses
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Ahmet Höke, M.D., Ph.D.

Ahmet Höke, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience; Director, Neuromuscular Division
Developmental Neuroscience; Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease
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Robert Ivkov, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Robert Ivkov, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Development, characterization, and use of nanomaterials to target cancer; Selective heating with magnetic nanoparticles
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Sanjay K. Jain, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Sanjay K. Jain, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Director, Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research; Professor, Pediatrics
Tuberculosis; Pediatric tuberculosis; Imaging for infections and inflammatory diseases; CNS tuberculosis; Cellular and low-cost technologies to improve health care; Mycobacteria
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Aaron James, M.D., Ph.D.

Aaron W. James, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Surgical Pathology
Bone biology; Osteogenesis; Skeletal repair; Mesenchymal stem cells; Osteosarcoma
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Richard J. Jones, M.D.

Richard J. Jones, M.D.

Professor, Oncology
Bone Marrow Transplantation; Cancer Stem Cells
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Petros C. Karakousis, M.D.

Petros Karakousis, M.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Mycobacterium tuberculosis latency and persistence
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David A. Kass, M.D.

David A. Kass, M.D.

Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program; Professor, Oncology
Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Geriatric Cardiology, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Pacemakers
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Scott Kern

Scott E. Kern, M.D.

Professor, Oncology
Genetic Alterations in Pancreatic Cancer
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Kwang Sik Kim, M.D.

Kwang Sik Kim, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases; E Coli Infection
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Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D.

Vassilis E. Koliatsos, M.D.

Professor, Pathology; Neuropathology; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Brain blast injury; Traumatic and degenerative brain injury and repair; Alzheimers disease
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Marikki Laiho, M.D., Ph.D.

Marikki Laiho, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Division of Molecular Radiation Sciences; Professor, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
DNA damage biology; Regulation and targeting of RNA polymerase I transcription; Nucleolar stress response
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Gyanu Lamichhane, Ph.D.

Gyanu Lamichhane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Biochemistry; Infectious disease; Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Genomics; Tuberculosis; RNA
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H. Benjamin Larman, Ph.D.

Harry (Ben) Larman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pathology - Immunopathology
'Next generation' DNA sequencing; Multiplex RNA quantification techniques
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John J. Laterra, M.D., Ph.D.

John J. Laterra, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology
Brain malignancy, cancer stem cells, oncogenic signaling
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Anne Le, H.D.R., M.D., M.S.

Anne Le, H.D.R., M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Pathology - GI/Liver; Oncology
Pancreatic cancer metabolism and metabolic disease
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Gabsang Lee, Ph.D.

Gabsang Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
Neural crest cell biology; Peripheral nerves disease; Congenital Insensitivity of Pain and Anhidrosis; Familial Dysautonomia; Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A; Skeletal muscle; Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
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Jennifer K. Lee-Summers, M.D.

Jennifer K. Lee-Summers, M.D.

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Cerebrovascular autoregulation during anesthesia
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Thomas E. Lloyd, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas E. Lloyd, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
Genetic models of neuromuscular diseases
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Tamara Lotan, M.D.

Tamara L. Lotan, M.D.

Professor, Pathology - Kidney/GU; Co-director, Graduate Program in Pathobiology
Prostate cancer; Bladder cancer
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Jun Luo, Ph.D.

Jun Luo, Ph.D.

Professor, Urology - James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
Prostate cancer genomes; Prostate tumor biology; Prostate cancer
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Leo Luznik, M.D.

Leo Luznik, M.D.

Professor, Oncology; Division of Hematologic Malignancies
Graft vs. Host Diseases; Leukemia; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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Joseph L. Mankowski, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Joseph L. Mankowski, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Neuropathology; Retrovirology
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Nicholas J. Maragakis, M.D.

Nicholas J. Maragakis, M.D.

Director, ALS Center for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Research; Professor, Neurology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig's Disease, Neurology
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Lee J. Martin, Ph.D.

Lee J. Martin, Ph.D.

Director, Graduate Training Program in Pathobiology; Professor, Pathology
Cell death; motor neuron diseases; Parkinson's disease
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Alan Meeker, M.A.T., Ph.D.

Alan K. Meeker, M.A.T., Ph.D.

Director, Oncology Tissue Services, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Care Center; Associate Professor, Pathology - Kidney/GU
Cancer; Quantitative fluorescence microscopy; Molecular pathology; Urology; Prostate cancer; Cancer biology; Telomeres; Pathology; Biology of aging; Cellular Senescence
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Mollie K. Meffert, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Mollie K. Meffert, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry and Neuroscience
Systems, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience; Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease
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Stephen J. Meltzer, M.D.

Stephen J. Meltzer, M.D.

Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology; Oncology
Molecular pathophysiology and translational research in Barrett’s esophagus-associated neoplastic progression
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Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.

Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience, Med Institute of Neuroscience, Perleman School of Med, UPENN
Neuronal navigation - fetal and adult; neurological diseases and mental disorders
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Monica R. Mugnier, Ph.D.

Monica R. Mugnier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Antigenic variation; T. brucei; Kinetoplastid; Host-pathogen interactions; Bioinformatics; Genomics
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Eric L. Nuermberger, M.D.

Eric Nuermberger, M.D.

Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases; International Health, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, JHSPH
Tuberculosis drug development; Tuberculosis therapeutic vaccine development; Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer)
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Drew M. Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D.

Drew M. Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Bloomberg Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; Professor, Oncology
Gene and cell therapy
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Ben Ho Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Ben Ho Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Research Program; Director, Precision Oncology; Associate Director, Translational Research, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Breast cancer genetics
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Jonathan A. Pevsner, Ph.D.

Jonathan A. Pevsner, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Health Sciences Informatics; Neuroscience
Bioinformatics; neuropathology
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Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.

Kenneth J. Pienta, M.D.

Donald S. Coffey Professor, Urology; Director, Urology Research Laboratories; Director, Research, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute; Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Research Program, SKCCC; Professor, Oncology; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Novel therapeutic development; Biomarker development; Metastasis; Tumor microenvironment; Ecology of cancer
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Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.

Martin G. Pomper, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging; Director, Johns Hopkins Small Animal Imaging Resource; William R. Brody Professor of Radiology; Assoc. Director, JH In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center; Co-Director, Cancer Molecular and Functional Imaging, SKCCC
Translational molecular imaging; small-molecule, peptide and antibody-based imaging and theranostic agents; PET, SPECT, optical and MR imaging; nanomedicine
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Jonathan D. Powell, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan D. Powell, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Bloomberg Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy; Professor, Oncology
Cancer Immunotherapy; Mechanisms of T cell activation and tolerance; Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Eric H. Raabe, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric H. Raabe, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Oncology; Instructor, Pathology
Targeting stem cell factors and their downstream effectors in malignancy, specifically in brain tumors; Using human neural stem cells to create genetically accurate models of aggressive brain tumors; Disrupting the LIN28 pathway in brain tumors; Developing novel metabolic-based therapies to disrupt MYC-driven tumors
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Giorgio Raimondi, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Giorgio Raimondi, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Scientific Director, Transplant Immunology; Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
T lymphocytes and regulatory T cell immunobiology
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Linda M. Resar, M.D.

Linda M. Resar, M.D.

Professor, Medicine - Hematology; Oncology; Pathology
Basic research focus is hematologic malignancy and molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer.; Clinical research interests include sickle cell anemia
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Gregory J. Riggins, M.D., Ph.D.

Gregory J. Riggins, M.D., Ph.D.

Irving J. Sherman Research Professor; Professor, Neurosurgery
Neuro-oncology; molecular targets; genomics
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Nicholas Roberts, Ph.D., Vet.M.B.

Nicholas Roberts, Ph.D., Vet.M.B.

Assistant Professor, Pathology, Oncology
Pancreatic cancer
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Richard Roden, Ph.D.

Richard B. S. Roden, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, SKCCC; Professor, Pathology - GYN Pathology
Human papillomavirus (HPV); Ovarian cancer; HPV virology; HPV preventive vaccine; Ovarian cancer pathogenesis; Proteosome inhibitor; Experimental therapeutics
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Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, Ph.D.

Scheherazade Sadegh-Nasseri, Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology – Immunopathology
T cell tolerance; T cell activation; T cell memory survival; Molecular mechanisms in antigen processing and presentation
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Kevan J. Salimian, M.D., Ph.D.

Kevan J. Salimian, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pathology - Surgical Pathology
General Surgical Pathology; GI/Liver Pathology
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Jonathan Schneck, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan P. Schneck, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology - Immunopathology; Oncology - Immunology and Hematopoiesis
Immunology; T cell activation
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Cynthia L. Sears, M.D.

Cynthia L. Sears, M.D.

Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases; Oncology, Immunology and Hematopoiesis
Infectious diarrheal diseases; Cryptosporidiosis; Food borne disease; Bacteroides fragilis infections
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Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering; Professor, Genetic Medicine
Protection of the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury; Role of HIF-1 in cancer; Gene and stem cell therapy for ischemic cardiovascular disease; Molecular mechanisms of oxygen homeostasis; Genetic syndromes due to mutations in genes encoding transcription factors
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Karen Sandell Sfanos, M.S., Ph.D.

Karen Sfanos, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology - Kidney/GU
Prostate cancer; molecular pathology; Infections and chronic inflammation; Microbiome
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Dipali Sharma, M.S., Ph.D.

Dipali Sharma, Ph.D.

Professor, Oncology, Division of Women's Malignancies
Signaling Mechanisms; Bioactive Food Components; Novel Therapeutics; Tamoxifen Resistance; Metastasis; Adipocytokines; Obesity-Cancer Connection; Breast Cancer
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Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.

Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics
Cancer pathogenesis; Cancer diagnostics; Molecular cancer therapy; Molecular and cellular biology
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Debasish Sinha, Ph.D.

Debasish Sinha, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Ophthalmology School of Medicine
Glial cell function; Autophagy and Phagocytosis in retinal pigmented epithelial cells
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Shanthini Sockanathan, Ph.D.

Shanthini Sockanathan, Ph.D.

Professor, Neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience; Cellular and molecular neuroscience; Neurobiology of disease
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Hongjun Song, Ph.D.

Hongjun Song, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience; Director, Stem Cell Program - ICE
Adult mammalian neural stem cells and neurogenesis; Neuroepigenetics; Mechanisms of neurological diseases and mental disorders
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Verena Staedtke, M.D., Ph.D.

Verena Staedtke, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Pediatric Neurofibromatosis, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center; Associate Professor, Neurology
Mechanisms and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of malignant brain tumors and neurofibromatosis
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Charles Steenbergen, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles J. Steenbergen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology - Cardiovascular Pathology
Cardiovascular Diseases, particularly Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury
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Saraswati Sukumar, Ph.D.

Saraswati Sukumar, Ph.D.

Professor, Oncology, Division of Women's Malignancies
Methylated genes as markers of breast cancer; Intraductal instillation for treatment of DCIS and prevention of breast cancer; HOX genes and their diverse oncogenic and tumor suppressor functions in breast cancer
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Charlotte J. Sumner, M.D.

Charlotte J. Sumner, M.D.

Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience, Neuromuscular Medicine
Spinal muscular atrophy and Inherited Neuropathy
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Shuying Sun, Ph.D.

Shuying Sun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuropathology; Physiology
ALS; RNA processing pathways; CRISPR technique-based therapeutic strategies
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Aaron Tobian, M.D., Ph.D.

Aaron A. Tobian, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine Division; Professor, Epidemiology
Transfusion transmitted infections; and HIV
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Juan Troncoso, M.D.

Juan C. Troncoso, M.D.

Director, Clinical and Neuropathology Core; Professor, Pathology
Trauma of the brain and spinal cord; Forensic neuropathology; Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease
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Christopher B. Umbricht, M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher B. Umbricht, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Surgery
Breast cancer; thyroid cancer; early cancer progression; genome-wide analyses; bioinformatics
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Raphael P. Viscidi, M.D.

Raphael P. Viscidi, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics, Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology; Oncology
Seroepidemiology of human coronaviruses; Population genetics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Development of avian influenza virus like particle (VLP) vaccine; Development of SARS-coronavirus vaccine; Pathogenesis and seroepidemiology of human polyomaviruses; Pathogenesis and seroepidemiology of human papillomavirus
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Mei Wan, Ph.D.

Mei Wan, Ph.D.

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Parathyroid hormone; LRP6; bone marrow mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells; Tissue repair/remodeling; Stem cell mobilization
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Jiou Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Jiou Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BSPH; Neuroscience, SOM
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; Neurobiology of disease
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Tian-Li Wang, Ph.D.

Tian-Li Wang, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Female Reproductive Cancer; Professor, Pathology
Cancer genetics; epigenomics; Chemoresistance in ovarian cancer; Early detection of cancer; Notch signaling; Female reproductive cancer; Chromatin remodeling and DNA damage repair
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Dionna Williams, Ph.D.

Dionna Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Comparative Pathology; Asst. Prof., Medicine
HIV; Central nervous system drug delivery; Neuroimmunology; Substance abuse
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Philip Wong, Ph.D.

Philip C-Y Wong, Ph.D.

Professor, Pathology - Neuropathology; Neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience; Neurobiology of disease
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Laura Wood, M.D., Ph.D.

Laura D. Wood, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology - GI/Liver; Oncology - GI Cancer
Cancer genomics; Pancreatic cancer; Premalignant precursor lesions
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T-C Wu, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

T-C Wu, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Director, Gynecologic Pathology Division; Professor, Pathology
CD8+ T lymphocytes; Cervical cancer; Vaccination; Human papillomavirus (HPV); HPV vaccine; Cellular pathology; Molecular pathology; T cell biology; Tumor immunology; HPV immunology
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Srinvasan (Vasan) Yegnasubramanian, M.D., Ph.D.

Srinvasan (Vasan) Yegnasubramanian, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Oncology; Pathology; Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Interplay of cancer epigenetics and genetics; Role of TOP2 in transcription and genomic instability; Androgen receptor signaling; Cancer biomarkers; Epigenetic modulators for cancer therapy
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Jelani C. Zarif, M.S., Ph.D.

Jelani C. Zarif, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Oncology
Prostate Cancer Immunology
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Hui Zhang, Ph.D.

Hui Zhang, M.S., Ph.D.

Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, Center for Biomarker Discovery and Translation; Professor, Pathology - Clinical Chemistry
Proteomics, Protein modifications and functions; Proteome scale; Glycoproteins
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