Researchers in the Cancer & Cell Biology Program are working to understand the dynamics and function of the indigenous microbiota, the role of disruption of microbiota in function and disease, viral-mediated cancers and epidemiology of viral oncogenesis.

Profiles of Faculty Working on Microbiome and Viral Oncogenesis

Charles E Foulds, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Darryl L. Hadsell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7043

Lactation Biology, Mammalian Genomics

Peter Jay Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine

Phone

  • (713) 798-1199

Drug and Vaccine Delivery; Tropical Medicine

Shailaja K Mani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Susan Jean Marriott, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4440

Viral transformation and transcription control

Noah Freeman Shroyer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8693

Mechanisms that control intestinal development and homeostasis; Human Enteroids

Betty L. Slagle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3006

Pathogenesis of viral hepatitis

Jianming Xu, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6199

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

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)