Research Overview and Faculty Interests

Ongoing projects can be divided into the following different areas.


Dr. Marjorie Grafe is studying CNS pathology in models of brain injury in rodents. Dr. Randy Woltjer is examining the effects of neurodegenerative diseases and myopathies in humans and in rodent models.

Hematologic Malignancies

Dr. Guang Fan is investigating the predictive and prognostic impacts of oncogenic mutations in cases of AML and pre-B ALL. Dr. Rita Braziel is participating in some biomarker studies in SWOG clinical trials for follicular lymphoma. Dr. Marc Loriaux has developed a novel screening method for assessing drug sensitivity in newly diagnosed cases of AML. Dr. Jennifer Dunlap is researching the feasibility of flow cytometry analysis to identify differences in lymphoma subtypes.

Solid Tumors

Dr. Christopher Corless has developed mass spectroscopy-based panels that are used for oncogene mutation screening across a variety of solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Terry Morgan is studying novel markers for the diagnosis of HPV-related lesions of the cervix and oropharynx, and Dr. Atiya Mansoor is examining clinicopathologic correlations in sarcomas.