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Dean G. Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Professor, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
dtang@mdanderson.org
Ph.D., 1994; Cancer Biology, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, USA)
Post-Doc, 1998-2000; Stem Cell Development (LMCB, UCL, UK)
Current Lab Research Interests:  Cancer Stem Cells, Stem Cells, Prostate Cancer
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Tammy M. Davis. B.S.
Research Lab Manager
tmdavis@mdanderson.org
B.S., December 2002;  Animal Science,
Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University) (San Marcos, TX USA)
Projects:  Tissue Recombination and Xenotransplantation Techniques; Lab Webmaster

 


Collene R. Jeter, Ph.D.
Instructor
cjeter@mdanderson.org
B.S., 1993; Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX USA)
Ph.D., 2004;  Molecular and Cellular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX USA)
Projects:  Nanog and tumorigenesis; Bioinformatics Analysis

 

 

Bigang Liu, B.S., M.S.
Research Investigator
biliu@mdanderson.org
M.S., 1993; Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, West China University of Medical Sciences (China)
Projects:  Nanog Biochemistry; AR Genetic Mouse Models

 


Dingxiao Zhang, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
B.S., July 2003; Animal Science, College of Animal Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University (China)
M.S. , 2006; Molecular Biology & Animal Genetics and Breeding, Huazhong Agricultural University (China)
Ph.D., 2012; Molecular Embryology, Chungbuk National University (South Korea)
Projects:  Cell-of-Origen of Prostate Cancer; LRC Transgenic Model

 


Can (Julie) Liu, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
canliu@mdanderson.org
B.S., July 2005; Medical Science, Wuhan University (China)
Ph.D., May 2012;  Molecular Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology, 
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (Texas, USA)
Projects: miRNA Regulation of PCSCs 


Kiera Rycaj, Ph.D. 
Post-Doctoral Fellow
krycaj@mdanderson.org
B.S., 2002; Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX USA)
Ph.D., 2012;  Virology and Gene Therapy, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (TX USA)
Projects:  Mechanisms of Castration Resistance; Therapeutic Targeting of PCSCs


Qiuhui (Christina) Li, D.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
qli3@mdanderson.org
DDS, 2004; Dentistry, Wuhan University (China)
MDS, 2006; Endodontics, Wuhan University (China)
Ph.D., 2011; Endodontics, Wuhan University (China)
Projects:  Lrig1 and Prostate Cancer


Xin Chen, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
xchen7@mdanderson.org
B.S., June 2005; Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
M.S., December 2007; Cancer Biology, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (Texas, USA)
Ph.D., December 2012; Cancer Biology, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (Texas, USA)
Projects:  PCSCs and Metastasis; Castration-Resistant PCSCs


Xin Liu, Ph.D.
Graduate Student (University of Texas at Austin, 2008)
xliu4@mdanderson.org
B.S., 2004; Biotechnology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
M.S., 2007; Biotechnology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
Ph.D., 2013; Cancer Biology, The University of Texas at Austin
Projects:  PCSC Epigenetics; PCSC Plasticity  


Qu Deng, Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Student (University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, August 2011)
qdeng@mdanderson.org
B.S., July 2012; Clinical Medicine, Anhui Medical University (China)
Projects:  Role of AR in PCa Cell Heterogeneity


 

John R. Moore, M.S. Candidate
Graduate Student (University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, 2011)
jrmoore@mdanderson.org
B.S., 2005; Animal Science, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX USA)
Projects:  Phage Display Library Screening of PCSC-Specific Peptides


Shuai Gong, M.D.
Ph.D. Graduate Student (September 2011)
sgong@mdanderson.org
B.S., July 2009; Clinical Medicine, Zhengzhou University (China)
M.S., July 2011; Clinical Medicine, Zhengzhou University (China)
Projects:  LRCs and Stem Cells; NanogP8 Tumorigenesis



Min Jin, M.D.
Ph.D. Graduate Student
mjin1@mdanderson.org
B.S., January 2009;  Clinical Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
M.S., July 2011; Oncology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China)
Projects:  miR-128 and Prostate Cancer

 

 

Hsueh-Ping (Eva) Chao, Ph.D. Candidate
Ph.D. Graduate Student
hchao@mdanderson.org
Projects:  Bioinformatic Analysis of PCSC miRNA Expression and NGS Data

 


Past Lab Members


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