Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Members

The Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Program investigates the building blocks of every human body (DNA and RNA) to identify and develop new therapeutic cancer treatments. Meet the members of this program.
David Ann
David K. Ann, Ph.D.
Dean, Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences; Morgan & Helen Chu Dean’s Chair of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

David K. Ann, Ph.D., is the Morgan & Helen Chu Dean’s Chair of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

Rusha Bhandari
Duarte - Main Campus

Rusha Bhandari, M.D., M.S., is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Populations Sciences at City of Hope.

Mark Boldin
Mark Boldin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Mark Boldin, Ph.D., is an associate professor, in the Department of Systems Biology, at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. His focus is on leukemia and stem cell biology research.

Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Chair in Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism; Professor, Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism
Duarte - Main Campus

The Brennar Lab dissects the disturbances of the four nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) coenzymes — the central catalysts of metabolism — to develop tools that improve health. 

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Chun-Wei (David) Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology

David Chen, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the Division of Epigenetic and Transcriptional Engineering in the Department of Systems Biology

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Jianjun Chen, Ph.D.
Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair in Systems Biology; Professor and Chair, Department of Systems Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Jianjun Chen, Ph.D., is the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair in Systems Biology, professor and chair in the Department of Systems Biology, and deputy director for the Center for RNA Biology and Therapeutics at City of Hope.

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

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

Zhen Chen
Zhen Bouman Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism
Duarte - Main Campus

Zhen Bouman Chen, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Duarte, California.

Maria Hahn, Ph.D., City of Hope
Maria Hahn, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte - Main Campus

Maria Hahn, Ph.D., is Associate Research Professor in Yuman Fong, M.D.'s research lab in the Department of Surgery..

Wendong Huang
Wendong Huang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism
Duarte - Main Campus

Wendong Huang

Mark LaBarge
Mark LaBarge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Mark LaBarge is a Professor in the Department of Population Sciences with a focus on breast cancer research.

Keane Lai, M.D.
Keane Lai, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Keane Lai, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine at City of Hope

Yun Rose Li
Yun Rose Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Yun Rose Li, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope.

Yilun Liu
Yilun Liu, Ph.D.
Vice Dean, Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences; Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics; Director, Master of Science Program in Translational Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Yilun Liu, Ph.D., is professor and associate chair of the Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics.

Lu-Qiang
Qiang Lu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Regulation of Neural Progenitor Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in Brain Development and Tumor Formation.

Ke Ma
Ke Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism
Duarte - Main Campus

Ke Ma, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism.

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Jeff Perry, Ph.D.
Structural Biologist and Biochemist
Duarte - Main Campus

Jeff Perry, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Ajay Goel lab in the Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics at City of Hope in Duarte, California.

Mustafa Raoof
Mustafa Raoof, M.D., M.S.
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Mustafa Raoof, M.D., M.S., is a surgical oncologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and in the Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics.

Dan Raz Bio
Duarte - Main Campus

Dan Raz, M.D., M.A.S., is co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program and an associate professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Raz specializes in esophageal and lung cancer surgery – and in raising public awareness about cancer risks.

June-Wha Rhee, M.D.
Duarte - Main Campus

June-Wha Rhee, M.D., is a cardiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at City of Hope.

John Rossi
John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair
Duarte - Main Campus

John Rossi, Ph.D., is dean emeritus of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, professor and chair in the Department of Mollecular and Cellular Biology, and director of the Center for RNA Biology and Thererapeutics at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, specializing in

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Dustin E. Schones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Diabetes Complications & Metabolism
Duarte - Main Campus

Dustin E. Schones, Ph.D., is a researcher with a focus in cancer, obesity and diabetes complications as well as an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism at the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute.

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Binghui Shen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Duarte - Main Campus

Binghui Shen, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Jeremy Stark, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics
Duarte - Main Campus

Jeremy Stark, Ph.D. is a Professor of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics

Zijie Sun
Zijie Sun, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Zijie Sun, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine and Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program at City of Hope's Comprehensive Cancer Center.

John Termini, Ph.D.
John Termini, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

John Termini, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Shared Resources at City of Hope's comprehensive cancer center. He is also a professor of molecular medicine.

Qiong Annabel Wang
Qiong (Annabel) Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology
Duarte - Main Campus

Qiong (Annabel) Wang, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology.

TGEN MEMBERS

Assistant Professor, Cancer and Cell Biology Division
 
Assistant Professor Cancer and Cell Biology Division; Director Collaborative Center for Translational Mass Spectrometry