Researchers in the Cancer & Cell Biology Program investigate endocrine and neuroendocrine interactions in the regulation of metabolic functions.

A-N: Profiles of Faculty Working on Endocrine Regulation

Eric C Chang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3519

Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar

ER protein quality control; Stem Cell Maintenance; Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Degradation; Unfolded Protein Response; Tumor Microenvironment; Therapy resistance

Dean Edwards, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2326

Tony Eissa, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3190

Regulation of Autophagy in Innate Immunity; Cellular Regulation of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Inflammation; Cellular regulation of misfolded proteins

Charles E Foulds, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Loning Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0342

Daniel A Gorelick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cell signaling; Environmental influence on organ formation & function; Zebrafish genetics

Darryl L. Hadsell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7043

Lactation Biology, Mammalian Genomics

Sean M. Hartig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cellular Mechanisms of Obesity and Diabetes

David Lonard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research interests

John P Lydon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Steroid receptor and coregulator control of normal and abnormal functions of the uterus and mammary gland.

Michael A Mancini, Ph.D.

Single cell analysis of gene regulation

Shailaja K Mani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nicholas Mitsiades, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5293

Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1175

Normal and malignant stem cells in the blood system

O-Z: Profiles of Faculty Working on Endocrine Regulation

Bert W O'Malley, M.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6205

Hormone action; Coactivator function; Eukaryotic gene expression; Gene therapy; Nanotechnology

C Kent Osborne, M.D.

Director

Phone

  • (713) 798-1999

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; Biology of breast cancer; Resistance to ER and HER2-targeted therapies in breast cancer…

Stephanie A Pangas, Ph.D.

Roger Rossen Endowed Professorship of Reproductive Pathology andAssociate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5898

Reproductive Biology; Reproductive Cancers

Nagireddy Putluri, Ph.D

Associate Professor

David R Rowley, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6220

Mechanisms of reactive stroma in cancer progression.

Carolyn L Smith, Ph.D.

Interim Dean

Phone

  • (713) 798-7640

Negative regulation of estrogen receptor function; ER and coactivator interactions; Breast & Bladder Cancer; Graduate Education

Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3305

Cancer Biology; Drug Resistance Mechanisms; Metabolism; Signal Transduction

Fabio Stossi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ming-Jer Tsai, Ph.D.

Dist Serv Prof

Phone

  • (713) 798-6253

Sophia Y Tsai, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6251

Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3698

Human Disease Modeling; Genome Engineering; Genetic Manipulation; Method Development; Technology Development; Cellular and organismal model systems…

Nancy L Weigel, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6234

Coactivators and androgen receptors in prostate cancer; vitamin D receptor target genes.

Jianming Xu, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6199

Gene networks & signaling pathways that regulate steroid hormone-promoted cancers

Robert Brian York

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4178

Liver Cancer; Hepatic Metabolism; Inflammation; Calcium Signaling

Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4770

Immune and inflammatory responses and regulation; Mitotic kinases in cell cycle regulation; Cytokinesis and aneuploidy; Cell migration and metastasis

Jihye Yun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3632

Understanding the role of dietary factors in colorectal cancer pathogenesis (Key words: Cancer Metabolism, Microbiome, Genetic mutations, Mouse models, Organoids)

E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5126

DNA supercoiling, DNA topoisomerases, antibiotic resistance, gene therapy