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Houston, Texas

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Former Rosen Lab Trainees

Fellows

Robert J. Matusik, Ph.D. 1976-79 (Recipient of Canadian Career Development Award; Ph.D., U. Rochester, laboratory of Dr. Russell Hilf) Professor and Director of Urologic Research, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

William Guyette, M.D./Ph.D. 1977-79 (M.D., U. Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Ph.D., U. Rochester, laboratory of Dr. Donald Young) Clinical Associate, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Private practice.

Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, Ph.D. 1979-83 (Ph.D., Columbia U., Laboratory of Dr. Carter Bancroft) Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Mark L. Johnson, Ph.D. 1980-83 (Ph.D., U. Minnesota, laboratory of Dr. Carlo Veneziale) Professor, Department of Oral Biology, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO

Andrew A. Hobbs, Ph.D. 1980-83 (Ph.D., U. Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand) Senior Lecturer, Cell and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry, U. Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia.

Yvonne David-Inouye, Ph.D. 1983-86. (Recipient, American Cancer Society Fellowship; Ph.D., Department of Physiology, U. California, San Francisco, laboratory of Dr. John Baxter). Housewife, Sacramento.

Chester A. Bisbee, Ph.D. 10/83-03/87 (Ph.D., Department of Zoology, U. California, Berkeley, laboratory of Dr. Howard Bern) Attorney at Law.

Terry L. Brown, Ph.D. 1984-85 (Ph.D., U. Minnesota, laboratory of Dr. Finn Wold) Instructor, Chemistry, Biology and Physics, North Hennepin and Minneapolis Community Colleges, Minneapolis, MN.

Richard Eisenstein, Ph.D. 06/85-03/87 (Recipient, American Cancer Society Fellowship; Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, U. Wisconsin, laboratory of Dr. Alfred Harper) Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, U. Wisconsin, 1415 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706.

Patrick Poyet, Ph.D. 01/86-09/89 (Recipient, Quebec Provincial Fellowship; Ph.D., Molecular Endocrinology, Laval U., Quebec, Canada, laboratory of Dr. Fernand Labrie) Director of Intellectual Properties & Scientific Writing, Aeterna Laboratories, Quebec, CANADA .

Evelyn Bayna, Ph.D. 02/87-09/89 (Ph.D., Department of Anatomy, U. Connecticut Health Center, laboratory of Dr. Barry D. Shur) Research Biologist, Department of Research, VA Medical Center, San Diego, San Diego, CA.

David Emery, Ph.D. 11/88-09/89 (Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Bristol U., Bristol, U.K., laboratory of Dr. Len Hall) CEO, Emergen, Bristol, UK.

Jacques Wolff, Ph.D. 01/89-11/90 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1978, Paris VI University) Assistant Professor, Universite de Bretagne Sud, Vannes, France.

Trevor Dale, Ph.D. 04/89-03/91 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1989, University of London, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, laboratory of Dr. George Stark) Professor, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff, UK

Christian Provot, Ph.D. 02/90-07/91 (Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 1989, Department of Genetic Biochemistry, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), laboratory of Jean-Claude Mercier). Scientist, GENOLIFE, Biopole Clermont Limagne, 63360 Saint Beauzire, FRANCE)

Norman M. Greenberg, Ph.D. 01/88-06/91 (PhD in Microbiology, 1988, U. British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, laboratory of Dr. R.C. Miller, Jr.) Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA. Senior Director, Oncology, Pfizer Global Research and Development, La Jolla, CA. Vice President for Research and Development in Oncology, Medimmune, Gaitherburg, MD.

Sean Gavigan, Ph.D. 09/88-09/91 (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1986, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, London, England, laboratory of Dr. N.B. Myant). Grant writer, Casa de Amparo, CA.

Thomas Bühler, Ph.D. 09/89-12/91 (PhD in Natural Sciences, 1989, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, laboratories of Dr. G. Stranzinger and K. Bürki) Head, US Information Governance & Management at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Susanne Coleman-Krnacik, Ph.D. 02/90-10/93 (Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, 1989, Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, laboratory of Dr. C.W. Daniel) Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Office manager and full time mother, Roseburg, Oregon.

Bushra Khursheed, Ph.D. 03/91-12/93 (Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, 1988, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, laboratory of Dr. J.C. Rogers). High school science teacher.

Baolin Li, M.D./Ph.D. 06/91-12/94(M.D./Ph.D. 1991, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, Shanxi, China). Senior Molecular Biologist, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN

Darryl Hadsell, Ph.D. 09/91-09/95 (Ph.D. 1991, Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, laboratory of Dr. Craig Baumracker) Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Sinai Yarus, Ph.D. 10/93-12/98 (Ph.D. 1993, Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, laboratory of Dr. A. Fainsod). Technical Advisor, Intellectual Property Consultant, Israel.

Cynthia Zahnow, Ph.D. 07/95-12/99 (Ph.D. 1995, Department of Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, laboratory of Dr. D. Millhorn). Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Alexander Kazansky, Ph.D. 03/92-06/01 (Ph.D. 1990, Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Acad. of Sci., Moscow, Russia, laboratory of Dr. S. Gorodetsky). Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas at Brownsville.

Sudit Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. 12/97-01/02 (Ph.D., thesis submitted November 1997, University of Jadavpur, Calcutta India. Laboratory; Dept. of Biochemistry, Bose Institute, Calcutta, under the supervision of Prof. R.K. Mandal. Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, Napaam, Sonitpur, Assam-784 028, INDIA.

Kristen Senechal, Ph.D. 2001-2002 (Ph.D., 1998, UCLA School of Medicine in laboratory of Dr. Charles L. Sawyers. Instructor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. MBA Program. University of Houston.

Michelle Kallesen, Ph.D. 07/01-06/02 (Ph.D. 1999, University of Nebraska, Cancer Research Training Program in laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino). Project: The role of chromatin remodeling in mammary gland development. Full time mother, Houston, TX.

Geetika Chakravarty, Ph.D. 06/97-06/03 (Ph.D. 1995, Division of Laboratory Medicine and Surgery, University of Bombay, Bombay, India, laboratory of Dr. I. Mittra). Instructor, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D. 04/95-10/03 (Ph.D. 1997, Medical Biotechnology Group, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden University, laboratory of Dr. H.A. deBoer). Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and the Childrens Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Wendy Woodward, M.D./Ph.D. 10/03-10/04 (M.D., Ph.D. 2000 Thomas Jefferson University, in laboratory of Dr. RS Tuan. Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2001; Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, 2001-present. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Houston, TX.

Melanie Ginger, Ph.D. 07/98-05/05 (Ph.D. 1998, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand, laboratory of Dr. M. Grigor. Bordeaux, France, Full-time mother.

Sandra Grimm, Ph.D. 12/98-02/06 (Ph.D. 1998, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Molecular Biology Program, laboratory of Dr. Steven K. Nordeen). Senior Research Associate, laboratory of Dean Edwards, Baylor College of Medicine. Houston, TX.

Kaylee Schwertfeger, Ph.D. 01/02-11/06 (Ph.D., 2001, University of Colorado Health Science Center in laboratory of Dr. Steven Anderson. Assistant Professor, Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Wa Xian, Ph.D. 10/15/02-1/2007 (Ph.D., 2002, University of Texas-Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center in laboratory of Dr. Larry Etkin. Senior Research Associate, laboratory of Dr. Joan Brugge, Harvard University, Boston, MA. Assistant Professor JAX Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT.

Melissa Landis, Ph.D. 09/05-09/07 (Ph.D., 2005, Case Western University in the laboratory of Dr. Ruth A. Keri. Assistant Member Cancer Research Program, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX.

Tracy Vargo-Gogola, Ph.D. 09/02-12/07 (Ph.D., 2002, Vanderbilt University College of Medicine in laboratory of Dr. Lynn Matrisian. DOD fellowship recipient. K99/R00 grant awarded. Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend in association with Notre Dame.

Fariba Behbod, Ph.D. 04/02-07/08 (Ph.D., 2001, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in laboratory of Dr. Robert Kirken. Project: Functional characterization of stem cells in normal mammary gland development and breast cancer. NRSA fellowship recipient. K99/R00 grant awarded. Assistant Professor Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Celina Montemayor, M.D./Ph.D. 07/10-05/11 (Ph.D. 2009, Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Pereira, MD. Monterrey Tec Medical School, 2000. Role of Plk2 in breast cancer. Pathology Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.

Nino Rainusso, M.D. 07/07-05/11 (M.D., 2000, Perusvian University Cayetano Heredia, Pediatric Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-2006. TCH Oncology Fellowship, 2006-present, St. Baldrick’s Foundation fellowship, ASCO Young Investigator Award. Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Hene & Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital.

Mei Zhang, Ph.D. 11/04-08/12 (Ph.D., 2004, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center in laboratory of Dr. William Dowhan. Project: Identification and characterization of breast cancer stem cells. Komen fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 10/1/10. Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute.

Heather LaMarca, Ph.D. 06/05-03/13 (Ph.D., 2005, Tulane University in the laboratory of Dr. Cindy A. Morris. Project: C/EBPß regulates mammary epithelial cell fate. American Cancer Society fellowship recipient. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 9/16/2011. Instructor. Assistant Professor,Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine.

Edmund Chang, Ph.D. 05/07-12/12 (Ph.D., 2007, University of Illinois, Champagne Urbana in the laboratory of Dr. Benita Katzenellenbogen. Project: Therapeutic resistance of breast cancer stem cells. DOD postdoctoral fellowship. Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, BCM.

Jason Herschkowitz, Ph.D. 09/07-11/13 (Ph.D., 2007, University of North Carolina in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Perou. Project: Bmi-1 and Epigenetic Mechanisms in Breast Cancer Stem Cells. Komen Postdoctoral fellowship. K99/R00 Temin Pathway to Independence Award, 9/05/2012. Instructor. Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, Cancer Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York, Rensselaer, NY.

Students

Scott C. Supowit, Ph.D. (1975-81) Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas A & M University Health Science Center, Temple, TX.

Donald Richards, M.D./Ph.D. (1976-83) (M.D./Ph.D. degree, 1983) Medical Oncology, Tyler Cancer Center, Tyler, TX 75702.

John Rodgers, Ph.D. (1977-84) Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Prabhaker Gupta, Ph.D. (1978-81) (Fullbright Fellow; Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, 1984, U. Calcutta) Senior Lecturer, Department Biochemistry, Bose Institute, U. Calcutta, India. Deceased.

William K. Jones, Ph.D. (1979-85) Staff Scientist, Cisbio, 10 DeAngelo Drive, Bedford, MA 01730

Sheldon M. Campbell, M.D./Ph.D. (1981-86; former M.D./Ph.D. Student, Medical Scientist Training Program predoctoral fellow; Ph.D. 09/86) Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, V.A. Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Kuo-Fen Lee, Ph.D. (1983-88) Professor, Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, CA.

Heather Goodman, Ph.D. (1985-90) BA 1985 in Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA) Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Mike Krnacik, Ph.D. (1988-93) BA 1988, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI; MS, 1991, M.D., 1997, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX) Resident, Orthopedics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., Umpqua Orthopedics, Roseburg Clinic, Roseburg, Oregon.

Shi Li, M.D./Ph.D. (1991-95) BS 1990, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China; M.D. 1998, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.). Resident, Dermatology, UCLA, Private Practice, Wilmington, DE

Brian Raught, Ph.D. (1991-96) BS 1987, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; MS 1990, Washington State University, Pullman, WA) Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. N. Sonenberg, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Assistant Professor, McLaughlin Institute for Molecular Medicine and Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto.

Robin Humphreys Ph.D. (1991-96; PhD 11/96; BS 1983, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ) Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. L. Hennighausen, laboratory of Biochemistry and Metabolism, NIDDK-NIH, Bethesda, MD. 11/2000, Senior Director Preclinical Research at GlycoMimetics, Gathersburg, MD.

Deana Roy, Ph.D. (1994-99) M.S. 1999, BS 1991, Bates College. Research Associate, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO. Full time mother, Charlottesville, VA.

Tiffany Seagroves, Ph.D. (1995-99) BS 1994, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN.

Kristen Murphy Devlin, Ph.D. (1996-2000) 2000 BS 1995, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN). Manager, Technology Transfer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY.

Shannon Lindsey-Wyszomierski Ph.D. (1994-2000) BS 1993, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Project: Glucocorticoid receptor/Stat 5 interactions at the ß-casein promoter. Odyssey postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Sharon Roth, currently postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Dihua Yu, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Scientific Editor, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Research, University of Pittsburg.

Bryan Welm, Ph.D. (1995-2001) BS 1994, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Zena Werb, University of California, San Francisco. Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT.

Stacey Tepera, Ph.D. (1997-2002) BS 1995, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Chief Analyst, Population and Survey Analysts, 303 Anderson College Station, TX 77840.

Renee O’Lear, Ph.D. (2000-2002) BS, MS 1998, University of Houston-Clear Lake. Science teacher, Bellaire High School.

Michael Lam, Ph.D. (2000-2004) B.S. 1999, Brandeis University, Watham, MA. Postdoctoral fellow, David Bartel, MIT, Boston, MA. Senior Research Biologist, Merck Research Labs, Boston, MA.

Alejandro Contreras, Ph.D. (2000-2004) (BA 1995, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 1997, MSTP Baylor College of Medicine). Postdoctoral fellow, Rosen laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, 06/04-06/05. University of Chicago, Residency in Pathology. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, BCM.

Mercy Chen, Ph.D. (2001-2006) B.S. 2000, UCLA, Project: Role of ß-catenin in mammary progenitors. Postdoctoral fellow, Rosen laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine. Contract Associate, Office of Research, BCM.

Brandy Heckman, Ph.D. (2004-2008) (B.S. Biological Sciences, 2003, University of Delaware, Newark) Project: Role of p190RhoGAP in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship. MPH Johns Hopkins. Program Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute.

Sirisha Peddibhotla, Ph.D. (2003-2009) (BSc, MSc Genetics Osmania U. Hyderabad, AP India, Ph.D. 2009, Baylor College of Medicine in laboratory of Jeffrey Rosen. Project: Role of Chk1 in mitosis. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. ABMG-Clinical Cytogenetics Training Program, BCM. Postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Sharon Plon, BCM Pediatrics and Genetics.

Stephanie Greene, Ph.D. (2004-2009) (B.S. SUNY at Albany, 1997) Project: Role of noncoding and microRNAs in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Jim Martin, Department of Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine.

Adam Pond, Ph.D. (07/06-present) (B.S. Chemistry, Central Connecticut State University, Dec., 2004) Project: Differential effects of FGFR1 and FGFR2 on mammary stem cells and breast cancer. Postdoctoral fellow in laboratory of Jeffrey Rosen,11/2010 to 4/8/2011. Scientist/Project Manager Seqright Corporation, Houston, TX.

Rachel Atkinson, Ph.D. (2007-2010) (B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Biology, Washburn University, May 2003) Project: Targeting chemotherapy resistance of breast cancer stem cells. Cancer Prevention Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT School of Public Health.

Adriana Visbal, Ph.D. (2005-2010) (B.S., Molecular & Cell Biology, Texas A&M University, May, 2004) Project: Hedgehog signaling and stem cells. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. IRADCA fellow, Baylor College of Medicine.

Torey Batts, Ph.D. (2005-2012) (B.S., Biology Engineering, Rice University, Jan., 2003) Project: The role of Sca1 in mammary development and breast cancer. NIH minority supplement. Medical Science Liaison-Oncology, Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Amy Shore, Ph.D. (2005-2012) (B.S., Biology, University of Virginia, May, 1998) Project: PINC noncoding RNA. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. Postdoctoral fellow 9/12-present.

Visiting Scientists

Jossi Levy, Ph.D. Director, Endocrinology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheba, Israel.

Kathryn Horwitz, Ph.D.. Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, Colorado.

Chris Green, Ph.D. MRC Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, U. Liverpool, England.

Susan Henning, Ph.D. 1987-88 (Recipient, NIH Senior Research Fellowship) Professor, Departments of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Alexei Bayev, Ph.D. 1989 (Joint U.S. and Soviet National Academy of Sciences Fellow) Assistant Professor, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Institute of General Genetics, Moscow, USSR.

Julia Ljubimova, Ph.D. 1990 (Director of Molecular Oncology, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Christina Kieback, M.D. 1989-91 (Instructor) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Clinician, Aachen, Germany.

Margaret Neville, Ph.D. 1990-1991 (Sabbatical Professor) Department of Physiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO.

Peter Schmidt, Ph.D. 1992 (Scientist) Department of Molecular Biology, Research Institute of Biology of Agricultural Animals, Germany.

Birendranath Banerjee 1/2013-6/2013 (Assistant Professor) KIIT School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Orissa, India.

Visiting Student

Theresia Reding 1987-90 (Visiting Ph.D. Student) MS in Zoology, U. Zurich, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, laboratory of Prof. G. Stranzinger.

Present Trainees

Fellows

Kevin Roarty, Ph.D. 2008-present (Ph.D. 2008, University of Alabama, Birmingham in the laboratory of Dr. Rosa Sera. Project: Role of noncanonical Wnt signaling in mammary stem cells and breast cancer.

Michael Toneff, Ph.D. 9/1/2011-present (Ph.D. 2011, Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Yi Li) REACH IRADCA postdoctoral fellowship. Project: To target claudin-low tumors with FDA approved small molecules.

Amy Shore, Ph.D. 07/05-7/12 (B.S., Biology, University of Virginia, May, 1998) Project: PINC noncoding RNA. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient. Postdoctoral fellow 9/12-present.

Sarah Kurley, Ph.D. 8/4/2012-present (Ph.D. 2012, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in laboratory of Dr. Al Reynolds). Joint postdoc with Dr. Trey Westbrook.

Se Jin Kim, Ph.D. 9/4/2012-present (Ph.D. 2011, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in laboratory of Dr. Thomas Boyer).

Students

Elizabeth Villegas 07/09-present (B.S. Biology, University of Houston, Downtown, May 2005) Project: Role of Plk2 in mammary gland development and breast cancer. DOD predoctoral fellowship recipient.

Jana Knezevic 07/10-present (B.S. Molecular Biology, University of Belgrade, January 2009) Project: Defining signal transduction pathways in claudin-low breast cancers. CPRIT Training Grant Awardee.

Chi-Hsuan(Sean) Chang 07/10-present (B.S. Life Sciences National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, July 2006). Project: Elucidating DNA repair mechanisms in cancer stem cells.

Xue Bin 05/11-present (Master of Natural Science (biochemistry and molecular biology)), Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, July 2010. Project: FGF and Wnt crosstalk in mammary stem cells.

Daisy(Yang) Lu 05/12-present (B.S., Biotechnology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, P.R.China, July 2011). Project: The role of miR205 in mammary stem cells and breast cancer.

Aaron J. Spike 03/11/13-present (B.A. University of Minnesota, May 2012). Project: The role of C/EBPß isoforms in mammary gland development and breast cancer.

Amulya Sreekumar 07/01/13-present (B.S. in Biotechnology, University of Pune, Pune, India. 6/2010. M.S. in Molecular Medicine, Cahrité-Universitätmedizin Berlin, Germany 9/2012.

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