Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells

The Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells Program is focused on investigating the mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in the development and progression of cancer, including pathways critical for self-renewal of stem cells, in normal tissues and in cancer. The goals are to advance basic understanding of cancer pathogenesis and to facilitate the translation of basic science discoveries into the clinical arena in order to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

Monther Abu-Rebaileh, PhD

Monther Abu-Rebaileh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Genetics

Steven Artandi, MD, PhD

Steven Artandi, MD, PhD

Laurie Kraus Lacob Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor and Professor of Biochemistry 

Laura Attardi, PhD

Laura Attardi, PhD

Catharine and Howard Avery Professor and Professor of Genetics

Jeffrey Axelrod, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Axelrod, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology 

Philip Beachy, PhD

Philip Beachy, PhD

Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor, Professor of Urology and Developmental Biology and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Gill Bejerano, PhD

Gill Bejerano, PhD

Professor of Developmental Biology, of Computer Science, of Pediatrics (Genetics) and of Biomedical Data Science 

Domanique Bergmann, PhD

Domanique Bergmann, PhD

Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr. Professor and Professor of Biology

 Helen Blau, PhD

Helen Blau, PhD

Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director of Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Professor, by Courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Onn Brandman, PhD

Onn Brandman, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Anne Brunet, PhD

Anne Brunet, PhD

Michele and Timothy Barakett Endowed Professor 

 Howard Chang, MD, PhD

Howard Chang, MD, PhD

Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Genetics 

Gheorghe Chistol, PhD

Gheorghe Chistol, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology

Katrin Chua, MD, PhD

Katrin Chua, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism) 

Michael Clarke, MD

Michael Clarke, MD

Karel H. and Avice N. Beekhuis Professor of Cancer Biology

Stanley Cohen, MD

Stanley Cohen, MD

Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Genetics and of Medicine

Gerald Crabtree, MD

Gerald Crabtree, MD

David Korn, MD, Professor of Pathology and Professor of Developmental Biology

Tushar Desai, MD, MPH

Tushar Desai, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) 

James Ferrell, MD, PhD

James Ferrell, MD, PhD

Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Biochemistry

Hunter Fraser, PhD

Hunter Fraser, PhD

Professor of Biology

 Judith Frydman, PhD

Judith Frydman, PhD

Donald Kennedy Chair in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Genetics

Margaret Fuller, PhD

Margaret Fuller, PhD

Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology, Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor of Genetics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)

Xiaojing Gao, PhD

Xiaojing Gao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Charles Gawad, MD, PhD

Charles Gawad, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) 

Or Gozani, PhD

Or Gozani, PhD

Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology

William Greenleaf, PhD

William Greenleaf, PhD

Professor of Genetics

Daniel Herschlag, PhD

Daniel Herschlag, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry, and, by Courtesy, of Chemical Engineering 

Andrew Hoffman, MD

Andrew Hoffman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontoloy and Metabolism) 

Peter Jackson, PhD

Peter Jackson, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (Baxter Labs) and of Pathology

Daniel Jarosz, PhD

Daniel Jarosz, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology

Livnat Jerby, PhD

Livnat Jerby, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Hanlee Ji, MD

Hanlee Ji, MD

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by Courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

Maya Kasowski, MD, PhD

Maya Kasowski, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research) of Pathology and, by Coutesy, of Genetics

Paul Khavari, MD, PhD

Paul Khavari, MD, PhD

Carl J. Herzog Professor of Dermatology

Seung Kim, MD, PhD

Seung Kim, MD, PhD

K.M. Mulberry Professor, Professor of Developmental Biology, of Medicine (Endocrinology) and, by Courtesy, of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Mark Krasnow, PhD

Mark Krasnow, PhD

Paul and Mildred Berg Professor of Biochemistry 

Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD

Calvin Kuo, MD, PhD

Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor of Medicine (Hematology) 

Carolyn Lee, MD, PhD

Carolyn Lee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Jin Li, PhD

Jin Li, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Michael Lin, MD, PhD

Michael Lin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Jan Liphardt, PhD

Jan Liphardt, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Joseph Lipsick, MD, PhD

Joseph Lipsick, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Genetics

Kyle Loh, PhD

Kyle Loh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology (Stem Cell)

Liqun Luo, PhD

Liqun Luo, PhD

Ann and Bill Swindells Professor and Professor, by Courtesy, of Neurobiology

Peter Marinkovich, MD

Peter Marinkovich, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

 Roeland Nusse, PhD

Roeland Nusse, PhD

Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and the Reed-Hodgson Professor of Human Biology

Lucy O'Brien, PhD

Lucy O'Brien, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

 Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology

Dmitri Petrov, PhD

Dmitri Petrov, PhD

Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences 

Jonathan Pollack, MD, PhD

Jonathan Pollack, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD

Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD

Sutardja Chuk Professor of Definitive and Curative Medicne, and Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

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Lei Qi, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioengineering 

Stephen Quake, PhD

Stephen Quake, PhD

Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, of Applied Physics and, by Courtesy, of Physics

Rajat Rohatgi, MD, PhD

Rajat Rohatgi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and of Medicine (Oncology)

Julien Sage, PhD

Julien Sage, PhD

Elaine and John Chambers Professor of Pediatric Cancer and Professor of Genetics

Julia Salzman, AB, PhD

Julia Salzman, AB, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science, of Biochemistry and, by Courtesy, of Statistics

Arend Sitow, PhD

Arend Sitow, PhD

Professor of Pathology and of Genetics 

Jan Skotheim, PhD

Jan Skotheim, PhD

Professor of Biology and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Aaron Straight, PhD

Aaron Straight, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Alice Ting, PhD

Alice Ting, PhD

Professor of Genetics, of Biology and, by Courtesy, of Chemistry

Capucine Van Rechem, PhD

Capucine Van Rechem, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Pathology Research)

Thomas Wandless, PhD

Thomas Wandless, PhD

Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by Courtesy, of Chemistry

Thomas Wandless, PhD

Thomas Wandless, PhD

Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by Courtesy, of Chemistry

Kevin Wang, MD, PhD

Kevin Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

William Weis, PhD

William Weis, PhD

William M. Hume Professor in the School of Medicine, Professor of Structural Biology, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Photon Science

Irving Weissman, MD

Irving Weissman, MD

Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research, Professor of Pathology, and of Developmental Biology

Marius Wernig, MD

Marius Wernig, MD

Professor of Pathology and, by Courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Monte Winslow, PhD

Monte Winslow, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and of Pathology

Albert Wong, MD

Albert Wong, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Joanna Wysocka, PhD

Joanna Wysocka, PhD

Lorry Lokey Professor and Professor of Developmental Biology