Dr. Jennifer McQuade M.D., M.S., M.A., LAc
Dr. Jennifer L. McQuade is an Assistant Professor and Physician Scientist in Melanoma Medical Oncology. Dr. McQuade completed her medical training at Baylor College of Medicine, residency at the University of Pennsylvania, fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and then spent two years in MD Anderson's prestigious Advanced Scholar program conducting research and completing a Master's in Science in Clinical and Translational Science prior to joining the clinical faculty in 2018. She has published more than 55 peer-reviewed original research articles including in such high impact journals as Science and Lancet Oncology and her works has been featured in The New York Times and The Houston Chronicle among other outlets. Dr. McQuade’s areas of research include host factors in melanoma, therapeutic resistance, integrative oncology, immunotoxicity, dietary energy balance and gut microbiome in melanoma.
Yan (Janie) Jiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Jiang completed her Ph.D. from Purdue University at West Lafayette Indiana and has been contributing to cancer research for two decades. Her accomplishments include independently designing and performing three colon cancer studies and initiating a collaboration which led to the development of a novel in vitro human tissue stem cell isolation and 3-D culture model for cancer drug development as a Post-doctoral Fellow under Dr. Dean Brenner at the University of Michigan. At MD Anderson, Dr. Jiang has served as a Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Lab Supervisor and Lab Manager. She has been published in 15 manuscripts, a book and has contributed to more than a dozen conference abstracts. Her talents and ethics are a valued addition to the McQuade Lab team.
Brooklyn Lochmann, LVT
A graduate with honors from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2016, Brooklyn is an animal advocator with enthusiasm and passion for scientific advancements, especially in cancer research. With a background as a technologist with the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at MD Anderson, she often bridges the gaps between the lab, MD Anderson facilities and the animal vivarium facilities. She is responsible for ensuring animal health and well-being, animal related experimental activities and tissue harvesting. She brings a unique perspective and energy to every project.
Andrew Hahn, M.D.
Andrew Hahn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry and completed his Medical Doctorate at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hahn is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine after completing residency and a Chief Medicine Resident year at the University of Utah. Dr. Hahn is currently a third year Medical Oncology fellow at MD Anderson with a focus on Genitourinary Medical Oncology. He is interested in the interaction between host factors, prostate and kidney cancer, and response to systemic therapy. Additionally, he is interested in developing novel therapeutic interventions for patients with these malignancies. Dr. Hahn has published 37 peer-reviewed original research articles and authored or co-authored 30 other editorials, reviews, and book chapters.
Undergrad- John Hopkins University
McQuade Team Summer Student
Daniel is in an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. He is majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, and minoring in Computational Medicine. His accomplishments span a wide variety of subjects, including research and community outreach. In addition to working with our lab, he conducts research at Johns Hopkins, searching for immunotherapeutic techniques for Glioblastoma. He is the Director of Exam Writing for Maryland Science Olympiad at Johns Hopkins University, a competition that reaches over 2,000 students across the state of Maryland. He runs the Maryland State Tournament, the Johns Hopkins Science Olympiad Invite, as well as other smaller regional tournaments throughout Maryland. For his efforts in community outreach, he won the STEM Outreach 1st Place Award at MD Anderson. He also has interest in social entrepreneurship, having won the 2020 Northern Virginia Student Peace Award and the 2017 i.Invest Youth Business Competition for his immigration-themed product.
Research Assistant II
Samin has a bachelor’s degree in Genetics and a Master’s degree in Personalized Molecular Medicine at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While as an undergraduate student and after graduation, Samin worked on Aberrant R-loop-induced replication stress in MED12-mutant uterine fibroids. This research led to a 2022 paper in Nature where Samin was the Co-author. Samin joined MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. McQuade’s team in September 2022 as a Research Assistant.
Adrienne is an undergraduate student in the Houston Premedical Academy, a combined program that partners the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minoring in Medicine & Society as well as Health Communications. Outside of working in our lab, Adrienne serves as a tutor for her peers and an executive chair of the Bonner Leaders “Aspire” project at the University of Houston. Through Aspire, she spends 10+ hours every week helping underserved students mitigate barriers to higher education. For her scholastic and community service efforts, she was named an Outstanding First Year Student by the University of Houston Honors College faculty, received the Dean’s Freshman Excellence Award, and is a part of the Dean’s Distinguished Scholar List. As an aspiring physician, she seeks to learn more about and give back to her community while expanding her knowledge through academic endeavors.