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 manager, 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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Photo of  Wei Zhou, PhD
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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Di (Andy) Ai, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
    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
          Sunil S. Badve, MD, FRCPath
          Acting Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
            Kim Baek, PhD, MS
            Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
              Armita Bahrami, MD
              Acting Professor, Department of Pathology and 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
                                            Adam D. Gracz, PhD
                                            Assistant Professor, Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                              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 and Laboratory Medicine, 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
                                                                          Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan 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 and 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 Emeritus, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 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 and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                Kirill S. Lobachev, PhD, MS
                                                                                                Associate Professor, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
                                                                                                  Daniel Lubin, MD
                                                                                                  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                                                                    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 and 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 and 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 and 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
                                                                                                                                            Associate 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
                                                                                                                                                  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 and 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
                                                                                                                                                                        Yong Wan, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                        Director for Basic Research, Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer Institute of 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
                                                                                                                                                                                      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 and Laboratory Medicine, 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yueming Zhu, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine
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