Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology


Cancer Research at the School of Medicine can be broadly divided into following areas: Molecular mechanisms of cell division, differentiation and cancer; Cancer of the organs (Colon, Breast, Brain, and Cervix); Cancer therapeutics and treatment including immunotherapy. 

The following is the list of names of the faculty and their area of Cancer Research: 

Walden Ai, PhD The role of transcriptional factor, Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) in control of
 cell proliferation and differentiation in stem cells or progenitor cells in the development of  cancer

Ben Guan, PhD Role of CD44 in endothelial cell (EC) injury and antitumor immunity

Lucia Pirisi-Creek, MD   Role of the EGF receptor in HPV16-mediated human cell
carcinogenesis. Gene expression profiling of HPV-mediated transformation

Venkatesh Hegde, PhD Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and cancer

Franklin McGuire, MD Inflammation and Cancer of Lungs

Angela Murphy, PhD Exercise, diet and control of inflammation in cancer

Mitzi Nagarkatti, PhD   Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD   Immunotoxicity of dioxin and other endocrine disruptors.
Use of Resveratrol and Cannabinoids in cancer therapy.

Ann Ramsdell, PhD Role of laterality genes in cancer development, breast cancer

Swappan Ray, PhD   The cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of malignant
diseases such as glioblastoma, neuroblastoma, and Ewing's sarcoma and also
neurodegenerative disorders.

Juhua Zhou, PhD Molecular basis of cancer treatment using Complementary Alternative