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Oncogenesis & Developmental Biology

The Training Program in Oncogenesis & Developmental Biology is an NCI-funded T32 training grant that supports two predoctoral students and four postdoctoral fellows per year to receive state-of-the-art training focused on normal and neoplastic development and differentiation. Trainees have the opportunity to investigate the role of developmentally regulated genes in the etiology of human cancer. In addition to laboratory training, trainees and preceptors engage in career development sessions, multidisciplinary training in cutting-edge technologies, an annual boot camp on cancer and development and a yearly translational research mini-symposium. The preceptors of this program are well established investigators with NIH-funded research programs.

Postdoctoral applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than three years of postdoctoral experience.

Predoctoral applicants must apply to DGP, IBiS or NUIN graduate programs.

Applicants should send their CV, verification of citizenship status, statement of research interests, selection of three potential mentors from program faculty and one letter of reference to Robin Leikin, PhD. She can be reached at 312-908-9229.

MEET OUR CURRENT & FORMER TRAINEES

Program Faculty

Sarki Abdulkadir, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Urology
Pathogenesis of prostate cancer

Richard Carthew, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Gene regulation by RNAi

John Crispino, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Normal and malignant blood cell development

Elizabeth Eklund, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of hematopoiesis

Robert Goldman, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Intermediate filament proteins

Kathleen Green, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Cell-cell interaction molecules

Sui Huang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Perinucleolar compartment and cancer progression

John Kessler, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Biology of embryonic & neural stem cells

Julie Kim, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometrial cancer

Hiroaki Kiyokawa, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Cell cycle and carcinogenesis

Steven Kosak, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Genome organization in the nucleus

Carole LaBonne, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences
Neural crest cells and pediatric neuroblastoma

Brian Mitchell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Centrioles and cell cycle progression

Christian Petersen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
Stem cell regeneration

Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Cytokines and development of leukemia

Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormones and development in the ovary

Jindan Yu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Transcriptional regulation of gene expression in prostate cancer

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