Qing  Yi  MD, PhD
Qing Yi MD, PhD
Chair
yiq@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-7532
Natalia  Lerner  MBA
Natalia Lerner MBA
Department Administrator
lernern@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-6620



Alexandru  Almasan  Ph.D.
Alexandru Almasan Ph.D.
Staff
almasaa@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9970

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

Candece  Gladson  M.D.
Candece Gladson M.D.
Staff
gladsoc@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-9493

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

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

Hannelore  Heemers  Ph.D.
Hannelore Heemers Ph.D.
Associate Staff
heemerh@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7357

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

Warren  Heston  Ph.D.
Warren Heston Ph.D.
Staff
hestonw@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8181

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

Yong  Li  Ph.D.
Yong Li Ph.D.
Staff
Professor of Molecular Medicine
liy2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1168

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

Brian P. Rubin  M.D., Ph.D.
Brian P. Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
Staff
rubinb2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-5551

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

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

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

George R. Stark  Ph.D.
George R. Stark Ph.D.
Staff
starkg@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6062

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

Qing  Yi  M.D., Ph.D.
Qing Yi M.D., Ph.D.
Chair
yiq@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-7532

Research Interests:
Antitumor immune response; C-reactive protein; Cancer; Drug resistance; Idiotype; Immunotherapy; Mantle cell lymphoma; Monoclonal antibodies; Multiple myeloma; T cells; Tumor microenvironment; Vaccines

Jianjun  Zhao  M.D., Ph.D.
Jianjun Zhao M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Staff
zhaoj4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-7511

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