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About Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology Faculty and Students

The Cancer Biology Department is the home of a dynamic, collaborative and highly interactive faculty with cutting-edge research programs that span a wide range of cancer-related topics.

Every new discovery and success in our laboratories—big and small—is putting our dreams of eradicating (or controlling) cancer closer than ever to reality. We hope you will join us in our fight against cancer through basic and translational research at this most opportune and exciting time.

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Recent Publications

Graduate Students

The following publications have been recently published by Cancer Biology faculty:


Latest News/Events

Diao, Jiajie

Congratulations to assistant professor, Jiajie Diao, PhD.

6/26/2018: Dr. Diao has been awarded an NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).  The NIGMS MIRA program is similar to other NIH R35 awards in that it provides support for the research projects in a single investigator's laboratory that are in the mission of the institute.  Within the scope of the MIRA, investigators will have the freedom to explore new avenues of inquiry that arise during the course of their research, as long as they remain within the mission of NIGMS.  His five year grant, entitled "SNARE-mediated membrane fusion involved in autophagosome biogenesis," will study the morphology and modification status of autophagic SNAREs for mediating membrane fusion involved in autophagosome biogenesis, while regulated by accessory proteins such as nuclear receptor binding factor 2 and Atg9.