Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Fellows
Xiangkun Han, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Antioxidants and cancer progression 

Suha Naffar Abu Amara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumor heterogeneity in ovarian cancers

Jonathan Coloff, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer

Isaac Harris, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in tumor initiation, progression, and drug resistance

Claudia Iavarone, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Targeted therapies for high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Marcin Iwanicki, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Role of mutant p53 in high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Hendrik Johannes Kuiken, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity and dynamics in cancer progression, drug response, and vulnerabilities 

Carman Man-Chung Li, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research interest: Cell-cell interactions and microenvironment in cancer development 

Yaara Oren, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: Breast cancer ecology and evolution

Richard Panayiotou, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications
Jennifer M. Rosenbluth, M.D./Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research Interest: BRCA1 loss of function in breast cancer

Nobuaki Takahashi, Ph.D.
Instructor

Publications

Research Interest: Role of calcium channels in cancer progression 

Ioannis Zervantonakis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Publications

Research interest: Tumor microenvironment: drug resistance, endothelial permeability, cell invasion, microfluidic assays

Jason Zoeller, Ph.D.
Instructor

Publications

Research Interest: The influence of basement membrane and other extracellular matrix components on response to HER2-targeted breast cancer therapeutics

Students
Jose Maria Amich
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in breast cancer

Patricia Cho
PhD student

Publications

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in cancers

Jett Crowdis
Undergraduate Student

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer

Sabin Dhakal
PhD Student

Publications

Research Interest: Intratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer

Kenneth Gray
PhD Student

Publications

Research interest: Mammary gland differentiation and physiology 

Natalie Hendrick
PhD Student

Publications

Research Interest: Hippo-YAP signaling in breast cancer

Staff
Mackenzie Boedicker
Research Associate

Research Interest: BRCA1 loss of function in breast cancer

Jennifer Endress
Research Associate

Research Interest: Role of antioxidants in tumor initiation, progression and drug resistance

Grace Gao, M.D.
Lab Manager
Ben Marks
Research Associate

Research Interest: Combination therapy for triple negative breast cancer

Kerry Mojica
Administrative Assistant
Laura Selfors, Ph.D.
Bioinformaticist
Aleksandr Vagodny, M.D.
Research Associate

Research Interest: The influence of basement membrane and other extracellular matrix components on response to HER2-targeted breast cancer therapeutics

Alumni

Hanna Yoko Irie Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor
E-mail: hanna.irie@mssm.edu
Website: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/hanna-yoko-irie-
John Albeck University of California, Davis
Assistant Professor
E-mail: jgalbeck@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.mcb.ucdavis.edu/faculty-labs/albeck/
Amy Bui
Warner Chen
Anne Cromer Grenoble Graduate of Business, Switzerland
Project Leader
Rachel Davidowitz ExploreLearning
Scientific Animator/ Illustrator
Jayanta Debnath UCSF
Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Pathology
E-mail: jayanta.debnath@ucsf.edu
Website: http://pathology.ucsf.edu/debnath/research.html
Lisa Gallegos Roche Tissue Diagnostics/Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Tucson, Arizona
Senior Scientist (Technology & Applied Research Group)
E-mail: lisa.gallegos@roche.com
Website: http://www.ventana.com/
Kripa. S. Ganesh Weill Cornell Medical College
PhD Student
Ruwanthi Gunawardane Allen Institute for Cell Science
Director, Stems Cells & Gene Editing
Carina Hage Roche
PhD Student
Amy Hall Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Senior Research Scientist
Michele Hickey Hartsough Cancer Discovery
Associate Editor
Rex Hung Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Resident in Pathology
Kevin Janes University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: kjanes@virginia.edu
Website: http://bme.virginia.edu/janes/index.html
Steven Jay Isakoff MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Oncologist, Breast Cancer Specialist
E-mail: sisakoff@partners.org
Website: http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/insider/member-detail/member/steven-j-isakoff-md-phd/
Alice Kaanta Luminoso Technologies, Inc.
Product Manager
Melodie Knowlton Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Science Education Manager and Teacher
Wendy Lee Gilead Sciences
Research Scientist
Cheuk Leung University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
E-mail: ctleung@umn.edu
Website: http://www.pharmacology.med.umn.edu/fac_leung.html
Arnaud Mailleux French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Marco Mazzone Chiesi Farmaceutici
Medical Scientific Manager
Kenna Mills Shaw Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Executive Director
Cindy Miranti University of Arizona
Professor
E-mail: cmiranti@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://www.medicine.arizona.edu/person/cindy-k-miranti-phd
Ghassan Mouneimne The University of Arizona Medical Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: gmouneimne@email.arizona.edu
Website: http://www.mouneimne.arizona.edu/page1.html
Taru Muranen Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: tmuranen@bidmc.harvard.edu
Website: http://www.muranenlab.org
Senthil Muthuswamy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Cell Biology Program, Cancer Center
E-mail: s.Muthuswamy@utoronto.ca
Website: http://muthuswamylab.org/
Mei Rosa Ng Massachusetts General Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Overholtzer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Assistant Professor
E-mail: overhom1@mskcc.org
Website: https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/michael-overholtzer
Mauricio Reginato Drexel University College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
E-mail: Mauricio.Reginato@drexelmed.edu
Website: http://www.drexel.edu/medicine/Faculty/Profiles/Mauricio-Reginato/
Ron Schackmann Merus
Translational Research Scientist
Zachary Schafer Harper Cancer Institute, University of Notre Dame
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
E-mail: zschafe1@nd.edu
Website: http://harpercancer.nd.edu/people/zachary-schafer/
Tobias Schmelze Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Switzerland
Director of Oncology
Kaylene Simpson Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Associate Professor
E-mail: kaylene.simpson@petermac.org
Website: https://www.petermac.org/users/assoc-prof-kaylene-simpson
Pragya Singh Tufts Medical School
PhD Student
Daniel Stover The Ohio State University
Assistant Professor
E-mail: daniel.stover@osumc.edu
Website: https://u.osu.edu/stoverlab/
Stephanie Walker Curry Colllege, MA
Associate Professor
E-mail: stephanie.walker@curry.edu
Website: https://www.curry.edu/directory-bios/walker-stephanie.html
Julie Wilsbacher AbbVie
Senior Scientist
Tony Yeung University of Toronto
Research/Clinical Fellow
E-mail: tony.y.yeung@gmail.com
Website: https://oicr.on.ca/investigators/tony-yeung/