Researchers in the Division of Cancer Research are on the vanguard of cancer biology, investigating:

  • How patients’ genes play a role in their cancer risk.
  • What causes cancer and cancer metastasis.
  • How cancer cells communicate with the neighboring normal cells.
  • The epigenetic changes that play a role in developing drug resistance.
  • Discovering new ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer.
  • Identifying new targets for companion diagnostics with treatments that reduce side effects

Our collaborative approach harnesses expertise in cutting edge sciences to bring us closer to finding a cure for cancers that cause human mortality — like the metastatic forms of breast and prostate cancer — and the rapidly progressing types of pancreatic, lung, ovarian and head and neck cancers.

Cancer Division Faculty

Dr. Deborah A. Altomare Associate Professor & Director of Transgenic Facility
LOCATION:BBS 342
Dr. Claudia Andl Associate Professor
LOCATION:BMS 223A
Dr. Karl X. Chai Associate Professor
LOCATION:BMS 323
Dr. Ratna Chakrabarti Associate Professor
LOCATION:Biomedical Research Annex (BRA) 140
Dr. Li-Mei Chen Research Associate Professor & BMS Core Manager
LOCATION:BMS 324
Dr. Alicja Copik Research Associate Professor and Core Scientist
LOCATION:BBS 354
Dr. Annette Khaled Professor & Cancer Division Head
LOCATION:BBS 355
Dr. Hung Nguyen Assistant Professor
LOCATION:BBS 542
Dr. Wencai Zhang Assistant Professor
LOCATION:BBS 549
Dr. Jihe Zhao PhD Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
LOCATION:BBS 303 (Lab) / BBS 316 (Office)

Cancer Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Priya Vishnubhotla, M.D.
Chief of Oncology, Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center