Cell and Molecular Biology

The Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University seeks to deepen multi-aspect, mechanistic insights into the biological processes relevant to cancer.

The Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program promotes collaborative science focused on the interplay between metabolic and proliferative signaling networks, genetic and epigenetic regulations, and the tumor microenvironment.

Spanning basic and clinical science, the program’s research outcomes include identifying new markers and targets to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

The program has four primary themes:

  1. Cancer Cell Metabolism
  2. Cancer Cell Stress and Survival
  3. Mechanisms of lnvasion and Metastasis
  4. Gene Regulation

To learn more about the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute, please contact Antonio Kyler, program coordinator, at (404) 778-3537 or via email.

Visit the Emory University's Cancer Biology Graduate Program website to learn about outstanding training opportunities in every aspect of cancer research, from basic to translational.

Cancer Molecular Biology program members continuously publish high-quality research in premier scientific journals.

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Wei Zhou, PhD

Wei Zhou, PhD

Leader, Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Zhou's research focuses on molecular genetics of human cancer.

Photo of  Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD
Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD

Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD

Co-Leader, Cell and Molecular Research Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Dr. Qu's research focus includes cell signaling and metabolic regulation of normal hematopoietic stem cells and leukemic stem cells.

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Rebecca S. Arnold, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Emory University School of Medicine
    Waitmann K. Aumann, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
      Julia Babensee, PhD
      Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
        Kim Baek, PhD, MS
        Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
          Armita Bahrami, MD
          Acting Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
            Benjamin G. Barwick, PhD
            Instructor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
              Charlie Garnett Benson, PhD
              Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia State University
                Lawrence Boise, PhD
                Associate Director for Education and Training, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                  Kevin Bunting, PhD
                  Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                    Jaideep Chaudhary, PhD
                    Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Clark Atlanta University
                      Inyeong Choi, PhD
                      Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine
                        Anita H. Corbett, PhD
                        Samuel C. Dobbs Professor, Department of Biology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
                          Victor Corces, PhD
                          Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
                            Ahmet F. Coskun, PhD
                            Bernie-Marcus Early-Career Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                              William S. Dynan, PhD
                              Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                Yue Feng, MD, PhD
                                Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                  Laura Finzi, PhD
                                  Professor, Department of Physics, Emory College of Arts & Sciences
                                    Homa Ghalei, PhD
                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine
                                      Melissa Gilbert-Ross, PhD
                                      Director, Cancer Animal Models Shared Resource, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                                        Karmella A. Haynes, PhD
                                        Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                          Cimona V. Hinton, PhD
                                          Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University
                                            Andrew L. Hong, MD
                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics , Emory University School of Medicine
                                              Takahiro Ito, PhD
                                              Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia
                                                Shu Jia, PhD
                                                Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                  Yi Jiang, PhD
                                                  Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Emory University
                                                    Peng Jin, PhD
                                                    Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                      Dean Jones, PhD
                                                      Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine , Emory University School of Medicine
                                                        Richard A. Kahn, PhD, MS
                                                        Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                          Daniel Kalman, PhD
                                                          Professor, Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                            Stefan Kaluz, PhD
                                                            Instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                              Sumin Kang, PhD
                                                              Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                David J. Katz, PhD
                                                                Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                  William G. Kelly, PhD
                                                                  Professor, Department of Biology, Emory University
                                                                    Melissa Lambeth Kemp, PhD
                                                                    Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                                      Anna M. Kenney, PhD
                                                                      Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                        Aparna Kesarwala, MD, PhD
                                                                        Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                          Shafiq Khan, PhD
                                                                          Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Clark Atlanta University
                                                                            Alyssa M. Krasinskas, MD
                                                                            Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                              Uma Krishnamurti, MD, PhD
                                                                              Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                Sandeep Kumar, PhD
                                                                                Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                                                  Joseph Lachance, PhD
                                                                                  Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
                                                                                    J. David Lambeth, MD, PhD
                                                                                    Professor, Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                      Soojung Lee, PhD
                                                                                      Research Scientist II, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                        Dorothy A. Lerit, PhD
                                                                                        Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                          Xiaoxian (Bill) Li, MD, PhD
                                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                            Kirill S. Lobachev, PhD, MS
                                                                                            Associate Professor, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
                                                                                              Tobey J. MacDonald, MD
                                                                                              Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
                                                                                                Zixu Mao, MD, PhD
                                                                                                Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                  Adam Marcus, PhD
                                                                                                  Deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                                                                                                    Morgan L. McLemore, MD
                                                                                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                      Kenneth H. Moberg, PhD
                                                                                                      Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                        Edward S. Mocarski, PhD
                                                                                                        Robert W. Woodruff Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                          Carlos S. Moreno, PhD
                                                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                            Rita Nahta, PhD
                                                                                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                              Nawazish Naqvi, PhD
                                                                                                              Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                Stewart G. Neill, MD, MS
                                                                                                                Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                  Ilya Nemenman, PhD, MS
                                                                                                                  Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Emory University
                                                                                                                    John M. Nickerson, PhD
                                                                                                                    Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                      Shoichiro Ono, PhD
                                                                                                                      Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                        David C. Pallas, PhD
                                                                                                                        Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                          Mihir R. Patel, MD
                                                                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                            Deniz Peker, MD
                                                                                                                            Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                              Christopher C. Porter, MD
                                                                                                                              Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                Maureen A. Powers, PhD
                                                                                                                                Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                  Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, PhD, MS
                                                                                                                                  Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
                                                                                                                                    Cheng-Kui Qu, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                    Co-Leader, Cell and Molecular Research Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                                                                                                                                      Renee Read, PhD
                                                                                                                                      Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                        Leila Rieder, PhD, MA
                                                                                                                                        Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
                                                                                                                                          Khalid Salaita, PhD
                                                                                                                                          Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Emory University
                                                                                                                                            Alessandra C. Schmitt, MD
                                                                                                                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                              Vahid Serpooshan, PhD
                                                                                                                                              Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                                                                                                                Nicholas T. Seyfried, PhD
                                                                                                                                                Director, Emory Integrated Proteomics Core, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                  Suma Shankar, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                                  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                    Malathy Shanmugam, PhD, MS
                                                                                                                                                    Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                      Qiuying Shi, MD, MS
                                                                                                                                                      Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                        Steven Sloan, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                          Jennifer M. Spangle, PhD
                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                            Ryan J. Summers, MD
                                                                                                                                                            Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                              Shi-Yong Sun, PhD
                                                                                                                                                              Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                Yong Teng, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                  Denis Tsygankov, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                                                                                                                                    Zhengqi Wang, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                      Erica Werner, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                      Assistant Research Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                        William R. Wilcox, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                        Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                          Hao Wu, PhD, MHS, MS
                                                                                                                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                            Chunhui Xu, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                              Bing Yao, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                Keqiang Ye , PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                  David Yu, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                  Jerome Landry MD Chair of Cancer Biology and Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chang-Hyon Chris Yun, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                    Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases , Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                      Linsheng Zhang, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                      Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hui Zhang, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                        Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wei Zhou, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                          Leader, Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                                                                                                                                                                                            Muxiang Zhou , MD
                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                              Cheng Zhu, PhD, MS
                                                                                                                                                                                              J. Erskine Love Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering Regents' Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael E. Zwick, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Vice President for Research, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center
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