Molecular & Genomic Pathology - Faculty

  • Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
    Vice Chair, Department of Pathology
    Director, Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology

    Dr. Nikiforov's research is funded by the NIH and focused on understanding the genetic mechanisms of thyroid cancers and carcinogenesis induced by ionizing radiation.
  • Simion Chiosea, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Dr. Chiosea's research is focused on understanding the genetic mechanisms of head and neck cancer, particularly in salivary duct carcinoma and human papillomavirus-associated squamous cell carcinomas, and detection of copy number variation of cancer-associated genes by next generation sequencing techniques.
  • Marie C. DeFrances, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Dr. DeFrances' research is focused on unraveling the contribution of the PI3K pathway to normal liver physiology and hepatocarcinogenesis.
  • Joseph Locker, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pathology

    Dr. Locker's research is funded by the NCI and the NIDDK and focused on the gene control mechanisms that promote liver cancer and cirrhosis.
  • Peter C. Lucas, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor Pathology and Pediatrics

    Dr. Lucas' research laboratory is funded by the NIH and studies the mechanistic links between inflammatory signal transduction (NF-kB activation in particular) and the development of both vascular and neoplastic diseases.
  • Jianhua Luo, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pathology
    Director, High Throughput Genome Center

    Dr. Luo's lab is funded by the NIH and interested in identifying new tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes and tumor markers in prostate cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma using high throughput and comprehensive analyses.
  • Marina Nikiforova, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology
    Director, Molecular Genomic Pathology lab

    Dr. Nikiforova's research interests involve genetics of thyroid and brain tumors and developing novel diagnostic laboratory tools based on next-generation sequencing and other genome-wide screenings.
  • Zoltan Oltvai, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Dr. Oltvai's research is focused on understanding the system level organization of cell metabolism in prokaryotic and mammalian cells.
  • Tim D. Oury MD, PhD
    Professor of Pathology

    Dr. Oury's research is focused on the mechanisms in which the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts promotes recruitment and activation of innate immune cells in asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Somak Roy, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pathology