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Bhanot

Gyan Bhanot, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
and Department of Physics and Astronomy

School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
Research profile

Dr. Bhanot's current research interests are is in the area of Translational Medicine and Evolutionary Biology, particularly working on developing methods to improve chemotherapy outcome, optimize immune checkpoint therapy, and understand the role of the ribosome in evolution.

Jian Cao

Jian Cao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Lab website

Bioinformatic studies in Dr. Cao’s lab center around analyzing viral DNA integration in tumor genome. We develop novel platforms to detect clonal amplification of oncoviral sequences in tumors, search for novel oncoviral etiology in rare cancers, and study functions of reoccurred viral integrations. The lab also conducts bench work to study epigenetic regulation of cancer immunity.

Chang S. Chan, PhD

Chang S. Chan, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Associate Director
Center for Systems and Computational Biology
Co-Leader,
Genome Instability and Cancer Genetics Research Program

Research profile

Dr. Chan’s lab is interested in understanding the role of p53 in cancer, and focuses on cancer genomics, cancer evolution and resistance to therapy, and gene regulation.

Subhajyoti De, PhD

Subhajyoti De, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical Informatics and Systems Biology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Lab website

Dr. De’s lab develops and employs computational genomics tools to understand the biology of cancer and apply that knowledge to improve early detection, stratification, and therapeutic opportunities for patients. The interests of the lab include single molecule sequencing, evolutionary dynamics of tumor, genomic instability, and non-coding mutations in cancer. 

David J. Foran, PhD

David J. Foran, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Radiology
Chief Research Informatics Officer (RBHS)
Chief Informatics Officer and
Executive Director
Biomedical Informatics and Computational Imaging,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Research profile

Dr. Foran's lab designs, develops, and implements new approaches in computational imaging, statistical pattern recognition, and computer-based diagnostics for resolving challenging problems in oncology / pathology / radiology.

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD

Shridar Ganesan, MD, PhD
Omar Boraie Chair in Genomic Science,
Professor of Medicine, and
Associate Director for Translational Research,
Chief, Molecular Oncology
Director of Comprehensive Genomics Shared Resource
Co-Leader, Clinical Investigations and Precision Therapeutics Program,
and Section Chief, Cancer Biology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Research profile

Dr. Ganesan’s lab studies DNA repair mechanisms and chromatin biology, the role of BRCA1 and 53BP1 in DNA repair, tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity, and genomic classification of human cancer.

Daniel Herranz Benito, PharmD, PhD

Daniel Herranz Benito, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Lab website

Dr. Herranz’s lab is is focused on  discovering and defining how oncogenic and tumor suppressor enhancers impact tumorigenesis in hematological and solid tumors. The lab also works on dissecting the interplay between cancer cell-specific metabolic rewiring and epigenetics in T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL).

Hossein Khiabanian, PhD

Hossein Khiabanian, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical Informatics and Systems Biology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Lab website

Dr. Khiabanian’s lab develops quantitative methods and employs high-throughput techniques to understand the underlying genetics of human malignancies, especially to study the evolution of clonal expansions in the context of disease transformation and relapse.

Greg M. Riedlinger, MD, PhD

Greg M. Riedlinger, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Translational Pathology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research profile

Dr. Riedlinger’s research interests are in employing next-generation sequencing for molecular oncology, and developing pathology informatics tools for personalized medicine.

Michael P. Verzi, PhD

Michael P. Verzi, PhD
Associate Professor
Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey
Department of Genetics
School of Arts and Sciences

Lab website

Dr. Verzi’s lab uses epigenomic approaches to understand how transcriptional regulatory mechanisms contribute to intestinal development and disease, particularly in how tumor suppressor transcription factors interact with tumor chromatin to control progression of colorectal cancer.

William J. Welsh, PhD

William J. Welsh, PhD
Norman H. Edelman Professor in Bioinformatics
Department of Pharmacology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Associate Director, Division of Cheminformatics, Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Research profile

Dr. Welsh’s lab is interested in drug discovery, chemical informatics, predictive toxicology, medicinal chemistry, rational drug design, pattern recognition, and data mining tools.