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
      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
          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
                      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
                                                                                            Interim Executive Director, 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
                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                          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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