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The Pancreas Working Group was established in May 2009. The goal is to have an open exchange of research findings and allow for collaboration and joint grant proposals. All UMass researchers interested in pancreatic cancer are invited to participate in the monthly meetings (generally held the 1st Monday of the month at 9:30; contact us for details). To open discussions, two individuals present their current research projects at the beginning of each meeting.

Pancreas Working Group Members

Victor Ambros, PhD
Silverman Professor of Natural Sciences
Program in Molecular Medicine

Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD
Chief, Organ Transplantation
Professor of Surgery

Volkan Cetin, MD, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Cancer Research Office

Madhumita Das
Molecular Medicine

Wilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, MD, MSc
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Program in Gene Function and Expression

Guangping Gao, PhD
Director, Gene Therapy Center

Dale Greiner, PhD
Depts of Diabetes and Medicine

Steven Grossman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Depts of Cancer Biology, Hematology Oncology, Medicine

JeanMarie Houghton, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Gastroenterology

Patricia Jamieson
Editorial Associate
Cell Biology

Jason Kim, PhD
Molecular Medicine

Laura Lambert, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program

Andrew Leiter, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Brian Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Gene Function and Expression

Guozheng Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Radiology

Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Cancer Biology

Junhao Mao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology

Theodore McDade, MD
Instructor, Department of Surgery
Post Doctoral Researcher - SOAR Lab

Brian P. O’Sullivan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Cystic Fibrosis Center Director
Chair Institutional Review Board

Seema Paliwal
Department of Cancer Biology

Bilal Piperdi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Research Office

Brian Quattrochi
Gene Function and Expression

Barur Rajeshkumar
Research Scientist
Dept of Surgical Oncology

Ernesto Soto
Molecular Medicine

Michael Straza
Dept of Cancer Biology

Cherie Taglienti
Pathology Assistant
Cancer Center

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Depts of Surgery and Cancer Biology
Director Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research

Fumihiko Urano, PhD
Associate Professor, Program in Gene Function and Expression
Program in Molecular Medicine

Wahid Wassef, MD
Director, Endoscopy
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Giles Whalen, MD
Chief, Surgical Oncology/Endocrine Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Lan Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular Medicine