Cancer Biology Researchers

UMN Collaborators

Peter Argenta, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology

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Martina Bazzaro, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-625-2889
mbazzaro@umn.edu

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Qing Cao
Senior Research Fellow, BDAC

612-624-2604
caox0075@umn.edu

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Martin Felices, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Melissa Geller, MD, MS
Associate Professor and Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology

612-626-3111

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Samantha Hoffman, MD
Assistant Professor

612-273-7111

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Joseph Koopmeiners, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Division Head

612-624-7486
koopm007@umn.edu

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Todd Markowski
Scientist

612-625-6283
marko025@umn.edu

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James McCarthy, PhD
Professor and Chairman's Fund Professorship in Cancer Research

612-625-7454
mccar001@umn.edu

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Sally Mullany, MD
Assistant Professor

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David Odde, PhD
Professor

612-626-9980
oddex002@umn.edu

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Ashley Petersen, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-8156
pete6459@umn.edu

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Mark Sanders, PhD
Administrative Director

612-624-3454
msanders@umn.edu

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Tim Starr, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-625-4425
star0044@umn.edu

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Daniel Vallera, PhD
Professor of Therapeutic Radiology-Radiation Oncology

612-626-6664
valle001@umn.edu

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Jianping Wang
Professor

612-625-9509
jpwang@umn.edu

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Guillermo Marques, PhD
Research Project Specialist

612-624-0976
marques@umn.edu

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Recent OCEDP Researchers

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External Collaborators

Robert C. Bast, Jr., MD, and Karen Lu, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Univ of TX, Houston 

Nasrin Perskvist, PhD
Director of Clinical Cytology Biobank, Coordinator of National Cytology Biobank, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Karin Rodland, PhD, Paul Piehowski, PhD, and Tao Liu, PhD
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, WA

Previous Researchers

Post-doctoral Fellows:

  • Somi Afiuni, Ph.D.
  • Rachael Casey, Ph.D.
  • Khashayar Lessan, Ph.D.

Graduate Students:

  • Kathryn Burleson, Ph.D.
    Thesis entitled, “Determination of the metastatic potential of ovarian carcinoma spheroids”
  • Melissa DeRycke, Ph.D.
    Thesis entitled, “S100A1 and nectin 4 biomarkers in ovarian cancer”
  • Kate Hibbs, M.S.
    Thesis entitled, “Gene expression profiles of ovarian carcinoma: A search for unique tumor protein markers”
  • Yi-Ju Hung, M.S.
    Thesis entitled, “Identification of the cell surface molecules involved in the adhesion of ovarian carcinoma cells to endothelial cells”
  • Jeannine Thiele, M.S.
    Thesis entitled, “Identification of genes up-regulated in ovarian cancer by large-scale gene expression analysis”

Medical Students:

  • Dip Shukla, B.S.
    Project entitled, “Knockout of Nectin-4 expression in ovarian cancer cell lines with CRISPRs”                                                       

Undergraduate Students:

  • Daniel Beacher
  • Craig Benson
  • Stefanie Bradford
  • Carlye Burd
  • Jacqueline Byrne
  • Christine Fink
  • Allyssa Freeman
  • Katherine Harrington
  • Jessica Hermanson
  • Resa Jones
  • Kimberly Koch
  • Stephanie Kroon
  • Jennifer Lang
  • Risha Mathur
  • Adam Meyer
  • Benjamin Misemer
  • Laura Ruff
  • Ines Sauer
  • Sarah Trehey
  • Feifei Xue

Summer Undergraduate Students:

  • Natalie Bott
  • Stephanie Fuchs
  • Kayla Hickey

High School Students

  • Kelsey Koch