Cancer Biology

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Amanda Toland | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Toland's research focuses on the search for human tumor susceptibility genes.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Anne Strohecker | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Strohecker is interested in understanding how autophagy, a program that regulates protein and organelle quality control, impacts tumorigenesis.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Colleen Cebulla | Ohio State College of Medicine

The focus of Dr. Cebulla's lab is translational research on retinal detachments and uveal melanoma.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. David Liebner | Ohio State College of Medicine

With clinical expertise in Sarcoma and Melanoma and a research focus in cancer bioinformatics, Dr. Liebner has been involved with many clinical trials and publications, which span a variety of fields.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Jeffrey D Parvin | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Parvin lab studies breast cancer using a variety of approaches from computational biology to molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Jian-Qiu Wu | Ohio State College of Medicine

The long-term goal of Dr. Wu’s laboratory is to understand the roles of cytoskeletal and signaling proteins in cellular asymmetry and cell division in normal and cancer cells.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. John Byrd | Ohio State College of Medicine

Experimental Therapeutics, Molecular Pharmacology, Monoclonal Antibody Therapies, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Lawrence S Kirschner | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Kirschner lab is focused on endocrine tumor genetics, with specific interest in understanding how dysregulation of PKA contributes to tumorigenesis in cAMP-responsive tissues.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Leah Pyter | Ohio State College of Medicine

In my own lab, we primarily use mouse models of cancer and cancer survivorship to determine the extent to which various aspects of cancer including tumor biology, cancer treatments, and stress influence the neurobiology that regulates these mental health symptoms.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Lei Cao | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Cao’s lab has characterized a novel brain-fat axis (hypothalamic-sympathoneural-adipocyte axis) underlying the anti-obesity and anticancer phenotypes associated with a complex environment.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Lian-Wang Guo | Ohio State College of Medicine

We are focusing on the bromo and extraterminal (BET) family of proteins, termed epigenetic “readers”. In response to pathogenic stimuli.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Matthew Summers | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our research focuses on identifying how checkpoints function differently in tumor cells and whether we can exploit these differences to enhance therapeutic strategies for cancer.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Michael Freitas | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Freitas laboratory has developed extensive expertise in the field of clinical/translational proteomics, biomarker discovery/validation and bioinformatics for mass spectrometry based proteomics.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Naduparambil Jacob | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Jacob is a molecular biologist with expertise in the areas of DNA double strand break repair, cancer genetics, telomeres, chromatin and radiation biology.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Natarajan Muthusamy | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Muthusamy’s multifaceted translational research efforts in leukemia program is centered around “Team Science” approach involving with physician scientists, medicinal chemists, formulation and pharmaco-analytical experts from diverse programs within OSUCCC.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Paul Goodfellow | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Goodfellow laboratory focuses primarily on the molecular genetics of endometrial carcinoma (uterine cancer) and breast cancer in the very young.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Ramesh Ganju | Ohio State College of Medicine

The major focus of Dr. Ganju's lab is to determine the role of chemokines, especially CXCL12, and various inflammatory molecules.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Robert Baiocchi | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Baiocchi’s laboratory focuses on three major areas of research: (1) experimental therapeutics of lymphoma; (2) epigenetics of B cell transformation and viral oncogenesis; and (3) immune surveillance of lymphoma.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Sameek Roychowdhury | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Roychowdhury’s research interests involve translating next generation DNA sequencing strategies for the development of genomics-driven clinical trials.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Vincenzo Coppola | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Coppola’s research interests focus on the elucidation of the physiological and pathological role of Neurotrophins (NTs) and their receptors.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Cruz-Monserrate's research focuses on the prevention of obesity-associated tumor development.

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Brandon Biesiadecki | Ohio State College of Medicine

Research in my laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of how muscle protein post-translational modifications (phosphorylation, radical modification, degradation, ect.) alter heart function.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Bryan Whitson | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our research focuses on the identification of molecular mechanism of transplant procurement related ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury and approaches to mitigate reperfusion injury in lung (as well as liver and heart) transplantation.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Daniel Wozniak | Ohio State College of Medicine

The major goal of our laboratory is to understand the molecular biology and pathogenesis of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Federica Accornero | Ohio State College of Medicine

My laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying heart and skeletal muscle diseases.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Joy Lincoln | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Joy Lincoln’s lab is focused on understanding embryonic origins of adult heart disease, with a specific interest in heart valves.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Kristin Stanford | Ohio State College of Medicine

My research program will focus on novel molecular mechanisms of exercise to improve metabolic health.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Mark Ziolo | Ohio State College of Medicine

My research area is cardiovascular physiology. We specifically examine how cardiac contractile function (mechanical and electrical) and heart structure are regulated in health and disease.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Noah Weisleder | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our laboratory studies several different aspects of skeletal muscle and cardiovascular physiology.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Paul ML Janssen | Ohio State College of Medicine

Research in the Janssen lab is focused around the contractile function of the heart muscle.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Peter Mohler | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying ion channel and transporter targeting in cardiac and other excitable cells.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Vadim Fedorov | Ohio State College of Medicine

As a scientist, my main goal is to generate impactful results, leading to the development of new therapies for patients with malignant cardiac arrhythmias.

Experimental Therapeutics

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Chris Breuer | Ohio State College of Medicine

The overriding goal of our research is to develop tissue engineered constructs for use in the repair of congenital cardiac anomalies.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Frederick Villamena | Ohio State College of Medicine

My major research interest is in the advancement of free radical detection and identification by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy focusing mainly on the development of new spin traps and probes for chemical, biological and biomedical imaging applications.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. John Byrd | Ohio State College of Medicine

I am a board certified hematologist and my area of focus is caring for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Kevin Evans | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Evans is currently working with a potential nanoparticle imaging protocol that will help to determine the inflammation associated with trauma to nerve tissue.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Natarajan Muthusamy | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Muthusamy’s multifaceted translational research efforts in leukemia program is centered around “Team Science” approach.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Peixuan Guo | Ohio State College of Medicine

The research in my lab includes both basic research and practical, or commercial, applications. We try to answer basic questions on the mechanisms of viral assembly and DNA packaging with phi29 nanomotor.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Robert Baiocchi | Ohio State College of Medicine

The focus of my clinical research is dedicated to patients with aggressive lymphomas, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and AIDS malignancies.

Genetics and Genomics

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Amanda Toland | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Toland's research focuses on the search for human tumor susceptibility genes.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Anne Strohecker | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Strohecker is interested in understanding how autophagy, a program that regulates protein and organelle quality control, impacts tumorigenesis.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Bryan Whitson | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Whitson's research focuses on the identification of molecular mechanism of transplant procurement related ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Jeffrey D Parvin | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Parvin lab studies breast cancer using a variety of approaches from computational biology to molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Jian Qiu Wu | Ohio State College of Medicine

The long-term goal of Dr. Wu’s laboratory is to understand the roles of cytoskeletal and signaling proteins in cellular asymmetry and cell division in normal and cancer cells.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. K John McLaughlin | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. McLaughlin’s laboratory has current research interests in epigenetics, stem cells and therapeutic transplant models.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Lei Cao | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Cao’s research has characterized a novel brain-fat axis underlying the antiobesity and anticancer phenotypes involved in a complex environment.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Paul Goodfellow | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Goodfellow laboratory focuses primarily on the molecular genetics of endometrial carcinoma (uterine cancer) and breast cancer in the very young.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Vincenzo Coppola | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Coppola’s research interests focus on the elucidation of the physiological and pathological role of Neurotrophins (NTs) and their receptors.

Immunology

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. John Byrd | Ohio State College of Medicine

I am a board certified hematologist and my area of focus is caring for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Leah Pyter | Ohio State College of Medicine

The initial role of our lab is to primarily study in vivo models of cancer in order to ask basic science questions in line with this vision.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Natarajan Muthusamy | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Muthusamy’s multifaceted translational research efforts in leukemia program is centered around  “Team Science” approach.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Ramesh Ganju | Ohio State College of Medicine

The major focus of Dr. Ganju's lab is to determine the role of chemokines, especially CXCL12, and various inflammatory molecules.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Tamar Gur | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our laboratory seeks to understand the contribution of maternal mental illness to the development in psychiatric outcomes in the offspring.

Microbial Pathogenesis

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Amal Amer | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Amer's work is focused on innate immunity and the role of NOD-like receptors (NLR) in inflammation and infection.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Daniel Wozniak | Ohio State College of Medicine

The major goal of our laboratory is to understand the molecular biology and pathogenesis of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Ramesh Ganju | Ohio State College of Medicine

The major focus of Dr. Ganju’s laboratory is to elucidate mechanisms that regulate tumor growth and metastasis (spread).

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Shan-Lu Liu | Ohio State College of Medicine

Research Interests Include:

  • Host restriction to viral infection and viral countermeasures
  • Viral cell-to-cell transmission
  • Innate immunity and sensing to viral infection

Molecular Basis of Disease

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. James Waldman | Ohio State College of Medicine

A major focus of the Waldman lab is the investigation of the biological interactions of nanoparticles (particles with at least one dimension <100 nm).

Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Howard Gu | Ohio State College of Medicine

My laboratory focuses on important transporter proteins and studies their structures and functions, their roles in drug addiction and mental disorders.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Leah Pyter | Ohio State College of Medicine

The initial role of our lab is to primarily study in vivo models of cancer in order to ask basic science questions in line with this vision.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Sung Yoon | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Yoon’s laboratory is interested in understanding the role of phosphorylation in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) with a focus on JNK3, a kinase enriched in the brain and whose activity is increased human AD cases.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Thomas Boyd | Ohio State College of Medicine

Research activities in this laboratory have emphasized a molecular biological analysis of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs).

Translational Research

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Bryan Whitson | Ohio State College of Medicine

Our research focuses on the identification of molecular mechanism of transplant procurement related ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury and approaches to mitigate reperfusion injury in lung (as well as liver and heart) transplantation.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Colleen Cebulla | Ohio State College of Medicine

The focus of Dr. Cebulla's lab is translational research on retinal detachments and uveal melanoma.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. David Dean | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Dean Lab focuses on providing tools for the surgical reconstruction or regeneration of craniofacial skeletal tissues.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. David Liebner | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Liebner's current research focuses primarily within the translational bioinformatics area and he continues to be motivated by his research vision.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. John Byrd | Ohio State College of Medicine

I am a board certified hematologist and my area of focus is caring for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Joseph Huang | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Huang’s research focuses on the pathophysiology of PE and SA. Preeclampsia (PE) and spontaneous abortion (SA) are major pregnancy complications resulting in significant perinatal mortality and morbidity.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Kevin Evans | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Evans is currently working with a potential nanoparticle imaging protocol that will help to determine the inflammation associated with trauma to nerve tissue.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Lawrence S Kirschner | Ohio State College of Medicine

The Kirschner lab is focused on endocrine tumor genetics, with specific interest in understanding how dysregulation of PKA contributes to tumorigenesis in cAMP-responsive tissues.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Natarajan Muthusamy | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Muthusamy’s multifaceted translational research efforts in leukemia program is centered around “Team Science” approach.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Robert Baiocchi | Ohio State College of Medicine

The focus of my clinical research is dedicated to patients with aggressive lymphomas, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and AIDS malignancies.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Sameek Roychowdhury | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Roychowdhury’s research interests involve translating next generation DNA sequencing strategies for the development of genomics-driven clinical trials.

BSGP Meet the Faculty - Dr. Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate | Ohio State College of Medicine

Dr. Cruz-Monserrate's research focuses on the prevention of obesity-associated tumor development.