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Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD
Professor
Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Oncology
Core Faculty

Research Interests: biological basis of health disparities in breast cancer
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Chris Albanese, PhD
Professor
Departments of Oncology and Pathology
Director, Preclinical Imaging Research Laboratory
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Core Faculty
Research interests: cell cycle regulation, cancer, preclinical models, imaging
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Marc R. Blackman, MD
Associate Chief of Staff & Asstistant Dean for VA Research. (Washington Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
Professor (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Primary: Research & Development (Washington Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
Secondary: Departments of Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: T1-T4 studies in neuroendocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, gerontology/geriatrics, prostate cancer, breast cancer, traumatic brain injury
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Stephen Byers, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: cell adhesion & drug discovery
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Fung-Lung Chung, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: DNA damage in carcinogenesis & cancer chemoprevention
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Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Translational studies into endocrine responsiveness in breast cancer; systems biology; molecular endocrinology
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Alexander Dromerick, MD
Professor & Chair
Primary: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Neurology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: neuroplasticity, stroke rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, arm amputation
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Rhonda Dzakpasu, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Physics (Georgetown University)
Secondary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medicaol Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: spatiotemporal dynamics of neural networks
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Guinevere Eden, DPhil
Professor
Primary: Department of Pediatrics (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: neural mechanisms of cognition & learning disabilities
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Ayman H. Fanous, MD
Senior Scientist (Washington, DC Veterans Administration);
Associate Professor (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Primary: Research & Development (Washington, DC Veterans Administration)
Secondary: Department of Psychiatry (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: psychiatric genetics, clinical psychiatry, epidemiology of psychiatric & behavioral traits


Rollin Fairbanks, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Emergency Medicine(Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Industrial Systems Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
Core Faculty

Research Interests: human factors engineering, patient safety, health IT, usability, resilience engineering, safety science, user centered design
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Howard Federoff, MD, PhD
EVP Dean & Professor
Primary: Department of Neurology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Neuroscience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: neurodegenerative diseases & gene therapy
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Priscilla Furth, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Genetic determinants of cancer risk and therapeutic response
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Rhonda Friedman, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Neurology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: aphasia research & rehabilitation
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Albert Fornace, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Oncology & Radiation Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Current studies encompass many areas of cell and tissue injury with particular relevance to carcinogenesis, toxicology, immune-related diseases as well by radiation injury. Dr. Fornace heads the Waters Center of Innovation in Metabolomics at Georgetown, and has developed state-of-art mass spectrometry instrumentation to assess overall (global) changes in cellular metabolites during responses to a variety of injuries and diseases in both patients and animal models. His group has also pioneered the development of targeted metabolomic approaches with relevance to translational and clinical studies. Dr. Fornace is an internationally recognized expert in stress-signaling mechanisms and cellular injury with more than 30,000 citations from 339 publications and a h-index of 95 on ISI Web of Science.
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Giuseppe Giaccone, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: lung cancer & developmental therapeutics
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Robert I. Glazer, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: vaccine therapies, breast cancer
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Kristi Graves, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: translational genomics; communication; cancer survivorship; intervention research; cancer disparities
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Adam Green, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Psychology in Neuroscience (Georgetown University)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of relational reasoning and creativity
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Radoslav Goldman, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: glycobiology & its biomedical applications
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Nady Golestaneh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Ophthalmology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Neurology, Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: molecular mechanisms of age-related retinal degeneration & novel treatment strategies
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Jong-in Hahm, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Chemistry (Georgetown University)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Nanobiosensors, Nanobioprobes, Biophotonics, Biomaterials
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Lena Hilakivi-Clarke PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: ovarian hormones & cancer
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Carolyn K. Hurly, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: tumor biology; HLA hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
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Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Endocrinology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: Thyroid diseases, including thyroid cancer
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Usha N Kasid, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Radiation Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Raf-1/Erk signaling; drivers of tumor progression; canonical & non-canonical signaling mechanisms & gene networks of tumor growth, metastasis, & radiation & chemo-resistance
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Jan LaRocque, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Human Science (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: DNA damage and repair
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Albert Loffredo Christopher, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biostatistics (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: cancer control & prevention
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Ludise Malkova, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: neural substrates of emotional behavior & post traumatic stress disorder
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John L. Marshall, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: oncology
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MaryBeth Martin, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry, & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: hormone dependent diseases, especially breast cancer
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Daniel Merenstein, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Family Medicine & HumanScience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: probiotics, sinusitis, HIV, clinical trials, primary care
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Nathan D. Neckel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Neuroscience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: Robotic gait training to restore locomotion in patients and animal models
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Suzanne O’Neill, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)

Research Interests: cancer prevention & control, genomics
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Michael J. Pishvaian, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Surgery (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: novel therapies for gastrointestinal cancers
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Arnold L. Potosky, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: cancer-related health services & outcomes research, with specific expertise in measuring the utilization & outcomes of persons with prostate, colorectal, lung cancers, NHL, & in young adults
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Josef Rauschecker, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Neuroscience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: tinnitus, plasticity, & effects of early blindness
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G. William Rebeck, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Neuroscience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty IAC

Research Interests: Apoe & Alzheimer's disease
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Anna Tate Riegel, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Director of Research Education
Lombardi Cancer Center
Core Faculty IAC

Research Interests: transcriptional co-regulators in malignant progression of cancer
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Rebecca Riggins, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: Function of estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) in breast and brain cancers
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Paul D. Roepe, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Chemistry (Georgetown University)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: drug resistance /drug development
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Rabindra Roy, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: carcinogenesis cancer drug development
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Kathryn Sandberg Professor
Primary: Dept. of Med. (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Leader, Core Faculty, EXCO

Research Interests: immune modulation of hypertension & chronic kidney disease
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Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD
Professor
Oscar B. Hunter Chair
Primary: Department of Pathology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Our laboratory is interested in stem cell biology, cancer stem cells, circulating tumor cells, cell immortalization, and regenerative medicine.
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Steven M. Singer, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Biology (Georgetown University)
Secondary: Department of Microbiology & Immunology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Intestinal immunity in parasitic infection and graft vs host disease
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Steven Singh, MD
Senior Scientist (VA);
Prof. (GUMC)
Primary: Research & Development (VA)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: sudden arrhythmic death
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Virginia D. Steen, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: epidemiology, outcomes research, clinical trials in systemic sclerosis, & associated complications, including pulmonary fibrosis & pulmonary hypertension
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Anne E. Sumner, MD
Senior Investigator
Primary: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIH)
Secondary: Department of Medicine (Howard University College of Medicine);
Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: detection & prevention of obesity, diabetes & heart disease in populations of African descent


D. Dennis Taub, PhD
Senior Scientist & Center Dir. (Washington, DC Veterans Administration);
Professsor (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Primary: Research & Development (Washington, DC Veterans Administration)
Secondary: Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: immunology, microbiology, neurology, inflammation, translational research


Jeffrey A. Toretsky, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Pediatrics (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: multidisciplinary approach to identifying and creating therapies for cancer, in particular childhood cancers and neuro-oncology. Current collaborators include computer scientists, biophysicists, chemists, and industry to help get new treatments into the clinic.
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R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Neurology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: clinical research in Alzheimer's disease
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Michael T. Ullman, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Neuroscience (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Neurology (Georgetown University Medical Center);
Departments of Psychology & Linguistics, GU
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Neurocognitive bases of language and memory
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Jason G. Umans
Senior Scientist & Lab Director (MedStar Health Research Institute)
Assocociate Professor (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Primary: MedStar Health Research Institute
Secondary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Co-Core Leader, Core Faculty, EXCO, KL2 Core Leader

Research Interests: preeclampsia, disorders of hypertension & associated disease in diverse populations


Jeffrey Urbach, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Physics (Georgetown University)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: biophysics, axon motility, nervous system damage & repair


Aykut Uren, MD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular & Cellular Biology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: tumor biology, growth factor signaling, molecular mechanism of metastasis, pediatric sarcomas, prostate cancer
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Joseph G. Verbalis, MD
Professor & Divisions Chief
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty Principle Investigator, Clinical Translational Science Award;

Research Interests: CNS & renal mechanisms regulating body fluid homeostasis; regulation of vasopressin secretion; disorders of plasma osmolality
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Stefano Vicini, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: neurophysiology of ligand-gated ion channels
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Mitchell T. Wallin, MD, MPH
Senior Scientist (Washington, DC Veterans Administration);
Associate Professor(Georgetown University Medical Center)
Primary: Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence (Washington, DC Veterans Administration)
Secondary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: multiple sclerosis & neurological infections


Judy Huei-Yu Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty

Research Interests: biological & psychosocial factors impacting cancer prevention, survivorship & hospice care
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Louis M. Weiner, MD
Professor & Dir. Lombardi Cancer Center
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: breast cancer
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Arthur Weinstein, MD
Professor
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: diagnostic & therapeutic studies in systemic lupus erythematosus & rheumatoid arthritis


William Welch, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Regulation of systemic blood pressure by the kidney
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Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD
Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Secondary: Department of Pharmacology & Physiology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: Cellular signaling, tumor microenvironment, angiogenesis and vascular function
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Christopher S. Wilcox, PhD, MD
Professor & Divisions Chief
Primary: Department of Medicine (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Core Faculty

Research Interests: oxidative stress & kidney oxygen usage
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Chunling Yi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Primary: Department of Oncology (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Center Faculty
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Interests: Cancer Signaling and Tumor Microenvironment
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