Thomas A. Hamilton  PhD
Thomas A. Hamilton PhD
Staff
Interim Chair
hamiltt@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-6246
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
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

Shideng  Bao  Ph.D.
Shideng Bao Ph.D.
Staff
Director, Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research
baos@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-1009

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

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
Center for GU Malignancies Research
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

Emina  Huang  M.D.
Emina Huang M.D.
Staff
Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research
huange2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-4631

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

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

Research Interests:
brain cancer; brain tumors; glioblastoma

Yong  Li  Ph.D.
Yong Li Ph.D.
Staff
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.

Gareth  Morris-Stiff  M.D., Ph.D.
Gareth Morris-Stiff M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Staff
Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research
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
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

Jennifer  Yu  M.D., Ph.D.
Jennifer Yu M.D., Ph.D.
Staff
Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research
yuj2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0852

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

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