2015

Darren Browning
Professor; PhD., University of Toronto, 1995.

The functions of cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG). Characterization of the role of PKG in tumor biology, including angiogenesis, apoptosis and differentiation. Preclinical studies in animal models compliment in vitro work to establish PKG as a target for the treatment of colon cancer.

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Honglin LiHonglin Li
Associate Professor; PhD. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

The long-term goals of the Li laboratory are to identify and characterize novel molecular mechanisms that regulate cellular stress response and cell death signaling. We hope that our study will shed light on therapeutic targets for treatment of human diseases, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

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liu Kebin Liu

Professor; PhD. University of Oklahoma, 1997.

Epigenetic and genetic regulation of tumor suppressor gene expression, mechanism of apoptosis resistance in tumor immune evasion and escape, development of molecular target-based chemotherapy to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.

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lokeshwarVinata Lokeshwar

Professor and Department Chair; PhD. Saint Louis University School,1989.

Laboratories research focus is on understanding the mechanisms of bladder, kidney and prostate cancer growth, progression and angiogenesis for developing biomarker-driven targeted therapies and cancer chemoprevention strategies.

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 2015Pamela Moore Martin
Associate Professor; PhD. Medical College of Georgia, 2003.

Discovery and analysis of novel biochemical transporters and receptors in retina which may be useful in the development of new therapeutic targets in the treatment and prevention of diabetic retinopathy.

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2017Puttur Prasad
Professor, PhD. Indian Inst of Sci. 1992.

Nutrient and drug transporters in the placenta. Post-partum depression.

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SakamuroDaitoku Sakamuro
Associate Professor; PhD. Osaka University 1991

Our laboratory is interested in the signaling mechanisms by which advanced cancer cells acquire resistance to a) DNA damage, b) p53-dependent apoptosis, and c) substratum dissociation stress. One of our research interests is the dual roles of the c-MYC transcription factor in genomic instability and DNA damage resistance. We are also interested in the mechanisms of apoptosis induced by the p53 tumor suppressor in the presence of chromatin remodeling factors. The other area of research interest in our laboratory is the molecular mechanisms of normal epithelialization (or reverse EMT).

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Singh

Nagendra Singh
Associate Professor, PhD. National Institute of Immunology and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.

Role of inflammation in tumor promotion and development, probiotics in intestinal health and role of regulatory (Tregs) andeffector T cells (Teff) in cancer, autoimmunity infections and transplantations.

 

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M. Thangaraju

Muthusamy Thangaraju
Associate Professor, PhD. University of Madras, Tamilnadu, India.

Role of plasma membrane transporters in the uptake of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors into tumor cells; Relevance of these transporters to tumor suppression in mammary gland via HDAC inhibition; Physiologic role of these transporters in apoptosis associated with mammary gland involution; Epigenetic mechanisms responsible for silencing of these transporters in breast cancer.

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Tuan

Dorothy Tuan
Professor; PhD., California Institute of Technology.

Transcriptional control of globin gene expression during erythroid cell commitment and differentiation; gene therapy for hereditary erythroid cell diseases.

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Van Riggelen

Jan van Riggelen
Assistant Professor, PhD; 2005; Univ of Heidelberg

The van Riggelen laboratory uses the Myc/Miz1 network and Smad/TGF-beta signaling pathway in hematopoietic malignancies as a model system to study how dynamics in the epigenetic landscape affect the properties of key transcriptional regulators to drive proliferation vs. cellular senescence. The main focus is on the spatial and temporal control of DNA methyltransferase activity and dynamics of genome-wide DNA methylation mediated through Myc and Smad. The goal is to understand how Myc and Smad controlled dynamics in DNA methylation contribute to tumor maintenance, cellular senescence and tumor regression.

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Faculty with Joint Appointments in BMB:

Ahmed Chadi
Assistant Professor, PhD. Cancer Research Center. Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers
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John Cowell
Professor, PhD. Cancer Research Center. Leader, Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers
Associate Director For Basic Sciences
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Han-Fei Ding
Associate Professor, PhD Cancer Center. Signaling and Angiogenesis
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Michael Duncan
Assistant Professor, PhD. Department of Medicine. Function of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during liver injury and disease.
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Yukai He
Associate Professor, M.D., PhD., M.S. Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology/Immunotherapy
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Rickey Hicks
Professor, PhD, Dean of CSM, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Anatolij Horuzsko
Associate Professor, M.D., PhD. Cancer Center. Molecular Oncology and Biomarkers
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Il-man Kim
Assistant Professor, PhD, Vascular Biology Center. Transcriptional regulation and microRNA regulatory network by seven-transmembrane receptor (7TMR)-mediated -arrestin signaling pathways
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Pandelakis Koni
Associate Professor, PhD. Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance
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Abdullah Kutlar
Associate Professor. Medicine. Thallasemias. Globin gene regulation.
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Greg Liou
Associate Professor, PhD. Department of Ophthalmology. Regulation of gene expression in the retina.
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Kumar Manicassamy
Assistant Professor, PhD. Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance
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David Munn
Professor, M.D., Cancer Center, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance, Leader, Dept. of Pediatric Oncology
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Betty Pace
Professor, MD., Cancer Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Huidong Shi
Associate Professor, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cancer Center
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Gang Zhou
Assistant Professor, PhD. Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance
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Adjunct Faculty in BMB/UGA Medical Partnership:

Melissa B. Davis
Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Brian P. Higgins
Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Amy Medlock
Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Michele Monteil
Professor, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Keith Robertson
Associate Professor, PhD., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Clive A. Slaughter
Associate Professor, PhD. Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

Leslie Petch Lee
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Emeritus Faculty in BMB:

Ata Abdel-Latif
Regent's Professor Emeritus; Ph D., IL Inst of Tech, 1963

Rashid Akhtar
Professor; PhD, London, 1975. Receptor-mediated phospholipid metabolism, generation of second messenger molecules and their role in signal transduction in iris ciliary body and corneal wound healing.
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Vadivel Ganapathy
Professor; Chairman Emeritus; Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Madras, India
Cancer biology; development of novel anticancer drugs; interaction between gut microbiome and the host; structure and function of the retina in health and disease.

Frederick H. Leibach
Professor and Chairman Emeritus; Ph D., Emory University, 1964. Regulation of metabolic processes and transport systems in kidney and intestine; biochemistry and physiology of amino acid and peptide transporters of the mammalian cell plasma membrane.