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
    Julia Babensee, PhD
    Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
      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
                Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
                  Victor Corces, PhD
                  Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, 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 Kemp, PhD
                                                          Associate 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
                                                                                        Associate Director for Basic Research and Shared Resources, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
                                                                                          Morgan L. McLemore, MD
                                                                                          Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                            Katherine A. Minson, MD
                                                                                            Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, 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
                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                    Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD
                                                                                                                                    William G. Woods, MD, Aflac Clinical Investigator Chair, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
                                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                      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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