Name School
Diego Almanza University of Massachusetts Boston
Ariane Blank University of Chicago
Timothy Chai Stanford University
Anthony Cordova Stanford University
Maria Gonzalez UC Santa Cruz
King Hung
University of Washington
Myung Chang Lee
Darthmouth College
Yanzhe Li National University of Singapore
Yiran Liu
University of Michigan
Max Markovic UC Berkeley
Edel McCrea UC Davis

Program News

Steven Artandi, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and of biochemistry at the School of Medicine.

James Allison, PhD, chair of Immunology and executive director of the immunotherapy platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Class 2018
PhD Lab Coat Ceremony

Sept 24, 2018

June 14, 2018

Student Award for Excellence in Teaching  

Caitlin Roake, Cancer Biology and MSTP student in Steven Artandi lab, has been selected for the 2017-18 Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Teaching Award. This award recognizes a student whose teaching distinguishes them as valued contributors to the School of Medicine and Biosciences community.

June 14, 2018

Student Award Excellence in Service to Graduate Students

Irene Li, Cancer Biology student in Sylvia Plevritis Lab, has been selected for the 2017-18  2017-18 Stanford Biosciences Excellence in Service to Graduate Students. This award recognizes students who devote a large amount of time trying to improve the quality of the Stanford graduate student experience.

May 23, 2018

Howard Chang is announced as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

Howard Chang, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology, is one of the new  Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Cancer Biology Program

Directors of Cancer Biology Program

Laura Attardi


Departments of Radiation Oncology and Genetics

Julien Sage


Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics


2018 Cancer Biology Retreat Winners

Best Talks:

Sean Hunter

Alyssa Kaiser

Best 2nd Talks:

Andrea Chaikovsky

Gunsagar Gulati

Best Posters

Xue Yang

Thomas Silvers

2018 NSF Awards: Cancer Biology Program

NSF Recipients:

Mo Ameen  

Derek Li  

NSF Honorable Mentions:

Reece Akana  

Brooks Benard  

Kelvin Cho  

Noah Greenwald  

Laura Kellman  

Awards at Cancer Biology Annual Scientific Conference: September 15-16, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners of Best Thesis, Best Talk, Best Poster and Best Design for swag at this year's retreat.

The Denise A. Chan Best Thesis Award: 

Jing Shan Lim

Best Talk:

First Place: Tie between Zintis Inde and Chris Murray

Second Place: Tie between Stefanie Morgan and  Kathryn Bieging-Rolett

Best Poster:

Winners: Tied between Katie Yost and Sean Hunter

Best Design:

First Place: Irene Li

Second Place: Amy Tarangelo

Cancer Biology Program Photos