Mentors

Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D. - Program Director
Dermatology, Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
E-3 ligases in skin carcinogenesis, tumor suppressor p53, p73

Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D.Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D.
Dermatology
Melanoma, chemoprevention, and translational research

Sara Courtneidge, Ph.D.Sara Courtneidge, Ph.D.
Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology
Cancer metastasis

Lisa Coussens, Ph.D.Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D.
Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, Knight Cancer Institute
Molecular and cellular pathways regulating cancer-associated inflammation accompanying solid tumor development

Mu-Shui Dai, M.D., Ph.D.Mu-Shui Dai, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular & Medical Genetics
p53 tumor suppression;c-Myc oncogenic pathways

Arup Indra, Ph.D.Arup Indra, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Dermatology, OHSU; Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Oregon State University
Transcriptional regulation of skin organogenesis, chemical and physical carcinogen (UV) induced melanomagenesis, AD pathogenesis

David B. Jacoby, M.D.David B. Jacoby, M.D.
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Eosinophil-nerve interactions in inflammatory pathways; airway TLRs

Steven L. Jacques, Ph.D. Steven Jacques, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering, Dermatology
Cutaneous optical imaging

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
Dermatology, Knight Cancer Institute
Genetic predisposition and prevention of melanoma

R. Stephen Lloyd, Ph.D.R. Stephen Lloyd, Ph.D.
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
DNA repair mechanisms

Amanda Lund, Ph.D.Amanda Lund, Ph.D.
Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, Dermatology
Role of lymphatic vessels in immune response to tumorigenesis, tumor microenvironment, and potential as targets for therapy

Owen McCarty, Ph.D. Owen J.T. McCarty, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering
Circulating tumor cell biology

Amanda McCullough, Ph.D.Amanda McCullough, Ph.D.
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
DNA repair, UV-induced skin cancer, oxidative stress

Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D.Shannon K. McWeeney, Ph.D. 
Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Development and application of statistical and computational methodologies for functional genomics data

Ashlee V. Moses, Ph.D.

Ashlee V. Moses, Ph.D.
Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Kaposi's Sarcoma, cKIT, HHV8 virology & pathobiology

Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D.Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D.
Molecular & Medical Genetics
Cancer genetics, regulating the c-Myc oncoprotein in head & neck and skin SCC

Mark K. Slifka, Ph.D.Mark K. Slifka, Ph.D.
Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, National Primate Research Center
T cell and B cell-mediated immunity, memory cells in cancer

Philip J.S. Stork, M.D.Philip J.S. Stork, M.D.
Vollum Institute
Ras and B-Raf signaling in growth and apoptosis
Melissa Wong, M.D.Melissa Wong, Ph.D.
Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, Dermatology
Beta-catenin pathway, tumor stem cells of intestinal mucosa

Associate Mentors

Xiaolin Nan, Ph.D.Xiaolin Nan, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering
Spatial and temporal organization of biological molecules; novel imaging tools for localizing and tracking biological molecules at the nanometer and single-molecule scales