Cancer Biology Faculty

Primary Faculty

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Arthur M. Mercurio, PhD - Professor and Interim Chair
Mechanisms of carcinoma progression.
Mercurio Lab


Eric Baehrecke, PhD - Professor
Cell death and autophagy.
Baehrecke Lab


Andreas Bergmann, PhD - Professor
Genetic control of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in Drosophilia.
Bergmann Lab


Sharon Cantor, PhD - Associate Professor, Director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program
DNA repair and cancer.
Cantor Lab


Chung-Cheng Hsieh, ScD - Professor
Cancer epidemiology.
Hsieh Lab
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RIPK1 in inflammation and cancer and Leukemogenesis.
Kelliher Lab


Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD - Associate Professor, Director of the UMass Cancer Center Tissue Bank
Stem cells and cancer.
Lyle Lab, Stem Cell/Tissue Bank Lab


Junhao Mao, PhD - Associate Professor
Signaling pathways in cancer.
Mao Lab


Leslie M. Shaw, PhD - Associate Professor, Co-Director of the UMass Breast Cancer Program
Mechanisms of tumor metastasis.
Shaw Lab


Karl Simin, PhD - Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer and Mouse Models.
Simin Lab


Merav Socolovsky, PhD, MBBS - Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms regulating the homeostasis of hematopoietic progenitros

Socolovsky Lab

Adjunct Professor

Irwin Leav, DVM - Professor

Affiliated Faculty

Ingolf Bach, PhD - Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Neuronal Cell Fate Specification.

Lucio Castilla, PhD - Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Genetics of Leukemia, Mouse Models.

Craig Ceol, PhD - Assistant Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Genetic regulators of Melanoma formation using the zebrafish.

Rachel Gerstein, PhD - Associate Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems
Developmental regulations of V(D)J recombination and B cell development.

David Geurtin, PhD - Assistant Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Signal Transduction in Development and Cancer.

JeanMarie Houghton, PhD, MD - Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
Host immune response to Helicobacter pylori infection, immune modulation of gastric cell signaling and growth regulation in response to Helicobacter infection.

Stephen Jones, PhD - Professor, Cell Biology
Signaling Pathways in Development and Tumor Suppression.

Michael Lee, PhD - Assistant Professor, Program in Systems Biology
Systems Pharmacology of Anti-Cancer Therapies.

Brian Lewis, PhD - Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine
Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic and Liver Cancers.

Dannel McCollum, PhD - Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Signaling pathways controlling cell growth and division. 

Peter Newburger, MD - Professor, Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. Vice-Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Molecular basis of phagocyte function and selenoprotein biosynthesis.

Alonzo Ross, PhD - Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
PTEN phosphatase and tumor suppressor, CNS stem cells and neural tumors.

Janet Stavnezer, PhD - Professor, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Mechanism and Regulation of Antibody Class Switch Recombination.

Research Faculty

Hira Goel, PhD - Assistant Professor

Hoi Pang Low, PhD - Research Assistant Professor

Paul Mak, PhD - Research Assistant Professor

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