Department of Cancer Biology : People

The mission of the Department of Cancer Biology is to build bridges and teams to drive the best ideas in basic and translational cancer biology and developmental therapeutics into accelerating improvements and landmark advances in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer.


Administration

Thomas A. Hamilton  PhD
Thomas A. Hamilton PhD
Staff

hamiltt@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6246
web site

Justin  Horoszko  M.B.A.
Justin Horoszko M.B.A.
Administrative Director

horoszj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-3805



Alexandru  Almasan  Ph.D.

Alexandru Almasan Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: almasaa@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9970
web site

Research Interests:
Autophagy; apoptosis; cell cycle; DNA damage; ubiquitin; DNA repair; cancer therapeutics; radiation therapy; leukemia; epithelial tumors; prostate cancer

Shideng  Bao  Ph.D.

Shideng Bao Ph.D.

Staff

Director, Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: baos@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-1009
web site

Research Interests:
Brain cancer; Glioblastoma; Glioma stem cells; Signal transduction; Tumor angiogenesis; Vascular pericytes; Blood-tumor barrier; Cancer invasion; Therapeutic resistance; Tumor-associated macrophages; Cancer therapeutics; Immunotherapy

Seth  Corey  MD, MPH

Seth Corey MD, MPH

Staff

 

Email: coreys2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2506
web site

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Candece  Gladson  M.D.

Candece Gladson M.D.

Staff

 

Email: gladsoc@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-9493
web site

Research Interests:
Brain cancer; brain tumor; glioma; therapeutics; pro-survival proteins

Zihua  Gong  M.D., Ph.D.

Zihua Gong M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Staff

 

Email: gongz@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9652
web site

Research Interests:
DNA damage; DNA repair; Radiation therapy; Drug resistance; Breast cancer; Ovarian cancer

Hannelore  Heemers  Ph.D.

Hannelore Heemers Ph.D.

Associate Staff

Center for GU Malignancies Research

Email: heemerh@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7357
web site

Research Interests:
androgen receptor; mechanisms of androgen action; prostate cancer; coregulators; transcription; nuclear receptors

Warren  Heston  Ph.D.

Warren Heston Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: hestonw@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8181
web site

Research Interests:
Prostate cancer; prostate-specific membrane antigen; therapeutics; imaging

Emina  Huang  M.D.

Emina Huang M.D.

Staff

Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: huange2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-4631
web site

Research Interests:
colorectal cancer; inflammation; colitis; cancer stem cells; organoids; microenvironment

Matthew  Kalady  M.D.

Matthew Kalady M.D.

Staff

Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: kaladym@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7694
web site

Research Interests:
colon cancer; rectal cancer; genetic profiling; cancer stem cells

Jeongwu  Lee  Ph.D.

Jeongwu Lee Ph.D.

Associate Staff

Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: leej7@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9834
web site

Research Interests:
brain cancer; brain tumors; glioblastoma

Yong  Li  Ph.D.

Yong Li Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: liy2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1168
web site

Research Interests:
Carcinogenesis; Drug Development; Noncoding RNAs in Liquid Biopsy; Multiple Myeloma; Lymphoma; Colon Cancer; Glioma; MicroRNAs; p53.

Gareth  Morris-Stiff  M.D., Ph.D.

Gareth Morris-Stiff M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Staff

Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: morrisg4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0051
 

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Brian P. Rubin  M.D., Ph.D.

Brian P. Rubin M.D., Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: rubinb2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-5551
web site

Research Interests:
sarcoma; genetics, oncogene addiction, targeted therapy, pathology, mouse models of human cancer

Nima  Sharifi  M.D.

Nima Sharifi M.D.

Staff

Director, Center for GU Malignancies Research

Email: sharifn@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9750
web site

Research Interests:
prostate cancer; androgens; metabolism; steroids; castration-resistant prostate cancer; androgen receptor; hormone therapy; medical oncology; dihydrotestosterone; enzymes; biochemistry

Robert  Silverman  Ph.D.

Robert Silverman Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: silverr@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9650
web site

Research Interests:
interferon; rnase l; antiviral innate immunity; prostate cancer; oncolytic virotherapy

George R. Stark  Ph.D.

George R. Stark Ph.D.

Staff

 

Email: starkg@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6062
web site

Research Interests:
interferons; IL-6; NFkB; STAT3; EGFR; drug resistance; DNA repair; lung cancer; breast cancer; prostate cancer; glioblastoma; septic shock

Jennifer  Yu  M.D., Ph.D.

Jennifer Yu M.D., Ph.D.

Staff

Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research

Email: yuj2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0852
web site

Research Interests:
brain tumors; glioblastoma; cancer stem cells; experimental therapeutics; radiation; hyperthermia; cell signaling; Notch; Semaphorin; hypoxia

Jianjun  Zhao  M.D., Ph.D.

Jianjun Zhao M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Staff

 

Email: zhaoj4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-7511
web site

Research Interests:
Multiple myeloma, tumor initiation, microRNA, novel therapy, drug delivery, drug resistance