Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Members

Meet Professor Karen S. Aboody, M.D.
Karen Aboody, M.D.
Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Division of Neurosurgery
Duarte - Main Campus

Translational Research - Neural Stem Cell as Delivery tool for Cancer Treatment.

Mark Agulnik, M.D.
Mark Agulnik, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Mark Agulnik, M.D., is a medical oncologist and section chief of sarcoma medical oncology the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

Andrea Bild
Andrea Bild, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrea Bild, Ph.D. is a professor in the Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope

Chen-Shiuan
Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.
Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology; Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., chairs the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

Meet Our Doctors: Vincent Chung, M.D.
Vincent Chung, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Vincent Chung, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at City of Hope's Duarte and Newport Beach locations.

Ajay Goel CV Bio Profile
Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics
Duarte - Main Campus; Biomedical Research Institute

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., AGAF, associate director of basic Science, Comprehensive Cancer Center; professor and chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics, researches molecular pathogenesis of human gastrointestinal cancers and its relationship to early detection of cancer

Margarita Gutova Christine Brown Lab
Margarita Gutova, M.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Regenerative medicine for Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Stanley Hamilton, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Stanley Hamilton, M.D., is the chair of the Department of Pathology.

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Robert Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Robert Hickey, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

David Horne Bio
David Horne, Ph.D.
Vice Provost and Deputy Director, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope; Dr. & Mrs. Allen Y. Chao Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
Duarte - Main Campus

David Horne, Ph.D., vice provost and deputy director of Beckman Institute of the City of Hope and dean of Faculty Affairs, helps shape the scientific and educational vision of City of Hope with his research expertise in Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Development, and Molecular Medicine

Meet Neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurosurgeon and Scientist
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's neurosurgeon and scientist, Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in brain, spine and spinal cord cancers.

Tijana Talisman
Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

Lily Lau Lai, Surgical Oncologist
Lily Lau Lai, M.D.
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Lily Lai, M.D., is a colorectal surgeon and associate professor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery.

Clayton Lau Bio
Clayton S. Lau, M.D.
Urologic Surgeon; Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
Duarte - Main Campus

Clayton Lau, M.D. is chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, and an expert in prostate cancer.

Meet Associate Department Chair and Professor Linda H. Malkas, Ph.D.
Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
Dean, Translational Science, External Affairs; M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology
Duarte - Main Campus

Linda Malkas, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Molecular Diagnostics & Experimental Therapeutics at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

Erminia Massarelli, M.D., Ph.D., profile photo
Duarte - Main Campus

Erminia Massarelli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is the co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, and an associate professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope. She specializes in lung and head and neck cancers.

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Lennar Foundation Cancer Center; Newport Beach Fashion Island; Duarte - Main Campus

Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers. He is the co-director of City of Hope's Kidney Cancer Program and is the head of the kidney and bladder cancer disease team at the institution.

Jana Portnow
Jana Portnow, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Jana Portnow, M.D., is a medical oncologist and co-director of the Brain Tumor Program at City of Hope. She is dedicated to improving the treatment of the most aggressive and difficult brain cancers.

Russell Rockne PhD
Russell Rockne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Dr. Rockne serves as director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology and Computational Systems Biology, with the goal of translating mathematics, physics and evolution-based research to clinical care.

Andrei Rodin
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D., research interests are (i) computational systems biology — both methodology development and application to diverse high-dimensional multiscale biomedical data, and (ii) molecular evolution.

Lorna Rodriguez
Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., is eagerly continuing her ovarian cancer investigations at City of Hope, which she calls “the perfect environment” that's home to “many amazing scientists and clinicians (with) similar goals about making discoveries to cure cancer.”

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Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist; Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research; Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Ravi Salgia M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology at City of Hope and an expert in the study and treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, thoracic and thymic malignancies and bronchial carcinoids.

Dr Singhal
Sharad S. Singhal, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Sharad Singhal, Ph.D., is a professor of medical oncology & therapeutics research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, and an affiliate full member of City of Hope's comprehensive cancer center and the Developmental Cancer Program and Therapeutics at City of Hope, Duarte, California. 

Timothy Synold
Timothy Synold, Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Timothy Synold, Pharm,D., is director of the Analytical Pharmacology Core, and a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

Nagarajan Vaidehi
Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Nagarajan Vaidehi, Ph.D., is a scientist, educator and leader with a career-long commitment to developing computational methods to simulate dynamics of proteins involved in signal transduction pathways and using them for the discovery of next generation drugs with lower side effects. Dr. Vaidehi is

Victoria Villaflor, M.D
Duarte - Main Campus

Victoria M. Villaflor, M.D., is a medical oncologist and section chief of head and neck medical oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, specializing in cancers of the "aerodigestive" system: head and neck cancer, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other malignancies

Miguel Villalano
Duarte - Main Campus

Miguel Villalona-Calero, M.D., is a medical oncologist in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

Edward Weng Wang Profile Photo
Duarte - Main Campus

Edward Wenge Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Terence Williams CV Bio
Duarte - Main Campus

Terence M. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope in Duarte, Southern California.

John Yim
John H. Yim, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

John Yim, M.D., is a breast cancer, thyroid cancer and endocrine disorders surgeon.

TGEN MEMBERS

Michael Berens, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Cancer and Cell Biology Division
 
Head, Basic Research Unit, Pancreatic Cancer Program
Professor, Molecular Medicine Division
 
Deputy Director, Clinical Sciences
Professor and Director, Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discover Division at TGen
Chief, Translational Oncology Research and Drug Discovery at HonorHealth Research Institute
Co-Leader, Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program
 
Physician-in-Chief, TGen
Distinguished Professor and Director, Molecular Medicine Division