Tumor immunology and immunotherapy research in the Cancer & Cell Biology Program includes investigations of dynamic interactions between tumors and the immune system. Researchers are also working to understand T- and B-cell interaction and immune inhibitory mechanisms, including the biology of T regulatory cells, myeloid suppressor cells and dendritic cell subsets.

Profiles of Faculty Working on Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

Pui-Kwong Chan, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7902

Min Chen

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8507

Autoimmunity and inflammation; Dendritic cells in immune regulation; Cytokine signal transduction

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

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

Associate Professor

RNA; Alternative splicing; Breast Cancer Metastasis; Clinical Applications

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

Jeffrey M Rosen, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6210

Developmental and hormonal regulation of mammary gland gene expression and breast cancer

David R Rowley, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6220

Mechanisms of reactive stroma in cancer progression.

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

Xiang Zhang, Ph.D

Professor