Cancer metabolism is an area of focus for many researchers in the Cancer & Cell Biology Program.

A-O: Profiles of Faculty Working on Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function

Andre Catic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1567

We study protein quality control mechanisms and their involvement in gene regulation, metabolism, and aging.

Chonghui Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

RNA; Alternative splicing; Breast Cancer Metastasis; Clinical Applications

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

Loning Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0342

Sean M. Hartig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cellular Mechanisms of Obesity and Diabetes

H. Courtney Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Epigenomics; Super-resolution imaging; Chromatin and epigenetics; Cancer biology

Shailaja K Mani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sean Eric McGuire, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9174

Cancer cell metabolism; metabolic imaging

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

Bert W O'Malley, M.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6205

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

P-Z: Profiles of Faculty Working on Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function

Frederick A Pereira, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6933

Signaling pathways in auditory development, aging and cancer prevention; Circadian Rhythms; Hearing and Balance disorders; Auditory neuropathy…

Nagireddy Putluri, Ph.D

Associate Professor

George Gerald Rodney Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5797

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiovascular Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease; Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Richard N Sifers, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3169

Glycobiology; Secretory Pathway; Protein Biosynthetic Quality Control; Conformational Disease; Alpha1-antitrypsin Deficiency; Disease Modifiers…

Arun Sreekumar, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3305

Cancer Biology; Drug Resistance Mechanisms; Metabolism; Signal Transduction

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)

Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6489

Molecular genetic studies of clearance of apoptotic cells in C. elegans

Houston Methodist Hospital